Permaculture for School Gardens

For Elementary Schools and More

Permaculture for School Gardens

Permaculture for School Gardens is a simple, clear, informative, and fun guide to implementing permaculture in school gardens especially for elementary schools.

Micro-gardening Ideas for Schools, Outdoor Learning & Edible Forest Gardens

Inspirational Permaculture Micro-Gardening Ideas for Schools & Individuals for Teaching & Informational Purposes

Micro-gardening Ideas for Schools, Outdoor Learning & Edible Forest Gardens

Permaculture gardening using micro-gardening techniques, means that it is possible to grow your own food in a way that guarantees best quality produce even if you only have a small area to grow. This introduction to 8 micro-gardening ideas, means that the reader is well informed of the choices available, and the school teacher able to teach systems that will expand and inform the minds of gardening students. Here are just some of the things you will learn about in this book... Raised Bed Gardening: Possibly one of the best known and written about gardening systems. Easy and productive - an absolute must for anyone wanting to expand their food production. Square Foot Gardening: An exceptional vegetable growing system that offers the user all-year-round vegetable growing from a tiny area. Keyhole Gardening: A little-known but productive system used with great success in the African continent and promoted widely by the UK charity sendacow.org. Lasagna Gardening: This system using an inventive way to grow vegetables in a growing compound made from layered organic waste and cardboard. No need for artificial fertilisers - this system feeds itself! Hot Bed Gardening: Excellent for increasing the growing window as it heats the soil naturally, meaning you can plant earlier and grow excellent vegetables. All this and much more besides in this introduction to micro-gardening using these permaculture growing systems.

Outdoor Classrooms

A Handbook for School Gardens

Outdoor Classrooms

Outdoor Classrooms: A Handbook for School Gardens is ideal for teachers and home educators who want to incorporate education at all levels of the school curriculum with an emphasis on: setting up edible gardens teaching children about growing food food security and economics human and planetary health permaculture and sustainability. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Outdoor Classrooms is presented as two streams of thought: Carolyn takes us through the history of school gardens and articulates the need for a revival before leading us on an enticing journey of the imagination into the schoolyard and delight in the natural world. Janet then offers a comprehensive and practical plan for developing “a successful, supported school garden that has the potential to benefit an entire community.”

The Basics of Permaculture Design

The Basics of Permaculture Design

First published 1996 by Candlelight Trust, W.A., Australia.

The Permaculture City

Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience

The Permaculture City

Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities.The Permaculture City provides practical guidance and plenty of examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. Permaculturists have learned that the same nature-based approach that works so beautifully for growing food—connecting the pieces of the landscape together in harmonious ways—applies perfectly to many of our other needs. This book shows, in the stories of the innovators who are doing it as well as in how-to instructions, how permaculture design can help towndwellers solve the challenges of meeting our needs for food, water, shelter, energy, community, and livelihood in sustainable, resilient ways.

Edible Forest Gardens, Volume I

Ecological Vision, Theory for Temperate Climate Permaculture

Edible Forest Gardens, Volume I

Edible Forest Gardens is a groundbreaking two-volume work that spells out and explores the key concepts of forest ecology and applies them to the needs of natural gardeners in temperate climates. Volume I lays out the vision of the forest garden and explains the basic ecological principles that make it work. Edible Forest Gardens offer an advanced course in ecological gardening--one that will forever change the way you look at plants and your environment.

Edible Forest Gardens, Volume II

Ecological Design And Practice for Temperate-Climate Permaculture

Edible Forest Gardens, Volume II

Edible Forest Gardens is a groundbreaking two-volume work that spells out and explores the key concepts of forest ecology and applies them to the needs of natural gardeners in temperate climates. In Volume II, Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier take the vision of the forest garden and basic ecological principles from Vol. I and move on to practical considerations: concrete ways to design, establish, and maintain your own forest garden. Along the way they present case studies and examples, as well as tables, illustrations, and a uniquely valuable "plant matrix" that lists hundreds of the best edible and useful species.

The School Garden Curriculum

An Integrated K-8 Guide for Discovering Science, Ecology, and Whole-Systems Thinking

The School Garden Curriculum

Sow the seeds of science and wonder and inspire the next generation of Earth stewards The world needs young people to grow into strong, scientifically literate environmental stewards. Learning gardens are great places to build this knowledge, yet until now there has been a lack of a multi-grade curriculum for school-wide teaching aimed at fostering a connection with the Earth. The School Garden Curriculum offers a unique and comprehensive framework, enabling students to grow their knowledge throughout the school year and build on it from kindergarten to eighth grade. From seasonal garden activities to inquiry projects and science-skill building, children will develop organic gardening solutions, a positive land ethic, systems thinking, and instincts for ecological stewardship. The book offers: A complete K-8 school-wide framework Over 200 engaging, weekly lesson plans – ready to share Place-based activities, immersive learning, and hands-on activities Integration of science, critical thinking, permaculture, and life skills Links to Next Generation Science Standards Further resources and information sources. A model and guide for all educators, The School Garden Curriculum is the complete package for any school wishing to use ecosystem perspectives, science, and permaculture to connect children to positive land ethics, personal responsibility, and wonder, while building vital lifelong skills.

The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture

Creating an Edible Ecosystem

The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture

“A useful and a wonderful resource whether you grow on a balcony, rooftop or in the ground.” —Yolanda Burrell, owner of Pollinate Farm and Garden Supply Once a fringe topic, permaculture is moving to the mainstream as organic gardeners discover the wisdom of a simple system that emphasizes the simple idea that by taking care of the earth, the earth takes care of you. The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture is for home gardeners of every skill—with any size space—who want to live in harmony with nature to produce and share an abundant food supply with minimal effort. Christopher Shein highlights everything you need to know to start living off the land lightly. You’ll learn how to create rich, healthy, and low-cost soil, blend a functional food garden and decorative landscape, share the bounty with others, and much more.

The Permaculture Promise

What Permaculture Is and How It Can Help Us Reverse Climate Change, Build a More Resilient Future on Earth, and Revitalize Our Communities

The Permaculture Promise

Permaculture is a sustainability buzzword, but many people wonder what it actually means and why it is relevant. Originally coined by combining the words permanent and agriculture, permaculture has evolved into an optimistic approach connecting all the systems of human life: gardening, housing, transportation, energy, and how we structure our communities. The Permaculture Promise explains in simple terms why permaculture may be the key to unlocking a livable future on our planet. Author Jono Neiger asserts that humans can thrive while simultaneously making Earth healthier and not destroying it. The book shows 22 ways that permaculture can create a better future for all living things. Profiles of people and communities — including an urban dweller who tore up her driveway to create a vegetable garden and a California housing development that dedicates a third of its land to parks, orchards, and gardens — will inspire you to incorporate permaculture principles into your life today.