Click here to read chapter 4.

Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share 

creating a deep and personal connection between our children and the natural world

What we do !

Little Knapsack club is a nature immersion program for kids. The children are encouraged to participate through an emergent, child-directed and play-based curriculum.  We encourage them to use all of their senses to experience the world around them. Nature becomes their teacher in building sustainable relationships with the world around them.  

Our heart is permaculture and we honour traditional indigenous management practices and its legacy to permaculture.


About US

We aim to facilitate environmental, social and cultural healing, without restricting the children’s free thinking with strict concepts or ideals.  Through fostering a connection with food, the seasons, animal care, the environment, local traditions and culture – The kids learn to cultivate a sense of reverence for the Earth and all of life.

We help the children stay curious and gain confidence as they discover the natural world for themselves.  Our intent is to share the most powerful knowledge held within the teachings of our environment. 

Where we play !

We alternate and meet between Colony Farm Regional Park, Minnekhada Regional Park and a beautiful local Blueberry Farm.

Our adventures take place on the shared Unceded and occupied Territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. We are privileged to play and learn on the core territory of the Kwikwetlem First Nations. We respect the unique traditions of each Indigenous Nation and seek to decolonize all our relationships.

Self Care and Nurturance  *  Sharing Circles  *  Gratitude Share  *  Sit Spot  *  Natural Crafting *  Nature Journal  *  Herbal Medicine  *  Animal Tracking  *  Improvisational Theater  *    Movement/Music * Foraging  *  Gardening  *   Food Preserving   


We honour the seasonal cycles and celebrated festivals throughout the year. It renews our awareness to our relationship with the earth and its rhythms. We watch the cycle of the seasons through our plantings. As the seasons change, the landscape change, giving the children an opportunity to notice all the wonderful big and tiny changes in the environment. 

Together we’ll learn to understand processes that support more sustainable ways of living such as growing our own food, the life cycle of plants, composting and waste reduction. Through learning about the importance of sustainable practices, the children will be encouraged to hold respect for all living things, to care for animals and to appreciate local traditions and culture.  

We play all year round, in all weathers. They will  enjoy themselves, as long as they are properly dressed.