Permaculture principles promote, rather than undermine, the natural systems of our planet. Within a school these systems include the way in which we use water and energy, dispose of waste, keep the outside spaces and promote the surrounding community.
Many of our schools are dry dusty places, devoid of the cool comfort of gardens, trees and grass. Permaculture provides a low-cost means to transform our schools into green leafy places that provide safe and healthy environments with improved learning conditions.
Furthermore, Permaculture gardens provide a “living laboratory” for activity-based teaching and learning.
A Permaculture garden also serves as a “role model” to encourage teachers, learners and parents to establish gardens in small urban spaces to provide both food and income.
This is a teacher’s book for use with Intermediate Phase learners.