Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share
– Our Mission –
Our mission is to create a deep and personal relationship between our children and the natural world. We aim to help children stay curious and gain confidence as they discover the natural world for themselves. We hope children will learn to cultivate a sense of reverence for the earth and for all of life.
We root our teaching in community values, with service at the heart of the program. In caring for the environment, we strive to give back to the land that gives to us through caring for the soil, the animals, the water, the forests and each other.
– Transformative Learning –
Our goal is to create a living curriculum that serves the needs of our children on a physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual level. We aim to facilitate environmental, social and cultural healing but without restricting children’s free thinking with rigid concepts or ideals. Ours is an activism that works on a subtle level, by giving nature the opportunity to do the teaching for us, while promoting self-sufficiency and sustainability through education. Learning from real-life processes, kids will naturally discover the power of caring, compassion and connection.
– OUr vision –
We are passionate about permaculture because it can help create happier, healthier, more sustainable communities. We envision a future where every family has access to food grown in healthy, living soil. We hope for a culture in which everyone has an understanding of the way food and other products are made. We wish for a greater connection, with ourselves, with each other, with the planet and with the products we consume. We imagine the bounty that comes with a more open dialogue about sustainability.
Earth is a living, breathing being that supports every life form that contributes to the delicate balance of our ecosystem. With our respect, understanding and supportive action, our environment can flourish. We can live a healthy and balanced life on Earth for generations to come, if we come to understand each of the important ways in which Earth replenishes itself.
Values of the Institute of Permaculture Education for Children (according to the established ethics of permaculture design):
Care for the Earth - Honoring Nature as teacher, designing curriculum from the inspiration of nature’s pattern language, advocating for healthy ecosystems and place-based Earth stewardship
Care for Each Other - Creating a learning culture that celebrates individual differences, aligning teaching methods with sensory & social development
Fair Share - Recognizing patterns that perpetuate inequity, applying ‘systems thinking’ as a process toward understanding equity, taking action toward justice for the rights of all people and species
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