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Educational and fun stuff for the kids
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One Day in the Life of a Rice Farmer

One Day in the Life of a Rice Farmer | Childs Play - Permaculture for Kids | Scoop.it

For many, a bowl of rice is a simple trip to the supermarket. Rarely do we think about the production of our food. The documentary shows a typical day in the life of a rice farmer and the laborious process of rice farming. You can feel the respect in how gentle each part of this process is managed and how well-connected this self sustaining system is.

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"Its not a documentary, its an experience!" - Ditto!

I found myself feeling extremely envious on one level and yet thankful on so many other levels. My stir fries will taste just that little bit sweeter for this experience.

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Growing Glass Gems

Growing Glass Gems | Childs Play - Permaculture for Kids | Scoop.it

Rows of glimmering kernels sit like rare opalescent jewels on this intriguing variety of heirloom corn called, Glass Gem. “Like many heirloom treasures, Glass Gem corn has a name, a place, an...

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Gardens for Kids | The Micro Gardener

Gardens for Kids | The Micro Gardener | Childs Play - Permaculture for Kids | Scoop.it
Here are some fun colourful, cheap ideas to get a garden for kids started & a list of easy veggies to grow for beginners.
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Growing Schools

Growing Schools | Childs Play - Permaculture for Kids | Scoop.it
Supporting teachers and practitioners in using the 'outdoor classroom' as a resource across the curriculum for pupils of all ages.
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Page 3 - 15 Garden Crafts for Kids I Kids' Spring Craft Ideas - ParentMap

Page 3 - 15 Garden Crafts for Kids I Kids' Spring Craft Ideas - ParentMap | Childs Play - Permaculture for Kids | Scoop.it
If you're starting your garden from seeds this year, you'll need to have some markers in place to help you remember which sprouts are which -- and we are absolutely loving these simplistic, DIY rock garden markers featured on Lu Bird Baby!
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Nature deficit 'harming children'

Nature deficit 'harming children' | Childs Play - Permaculture for Kids | Scoop.it
British children are losing contact with nature at a "dramatic" rate and their health and education are suffering, says a National Trust report.
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Green Living: One Mom Tells All about Her Family's Urban Farming Adventures - ParentMap

Green Living: One Mom Tells All about Her Family's Urban Farming Adventures - ParentMap | Childs Play - Permaculture for Kids | Scoop.it
After interviewing Seattle mom Traci Fontyn for our article about urban farming with kids, we were so impressed with her family's dedication to their DIY back-to-the-basics lifestyle approach.
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Raising Chickens with Kids I 10 Tips for Involving Kids with Urban Chickens - ParentMap

Raising Chickens with Kids I 10 Tips for Involving Kids with Urban Chickens - ParentMap | Childs Play - Permaculture for Kids | Scoop.it
Thinking about keeping chickens in the city? So are many other families!
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A Mini Birdhouse Fairy Village (A Tutorial) | Lil Blue Boo

A Mini Birdhouse Fairy Village (A Tutorial) | Lil Blue Boo | Childs Play - Permaculture for Kids | Scoop.it
Make a fairy village using $1 bird houses!
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The Power of Community. How Cuba Survived Peak Oil.

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis, which they call "The Special Period." The film opens with a short history of Peak Oil, a term for the time in our history when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever. Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis – the massive reduction of fossil fuels – is an example of options and hope.

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Cuba as an example of options and hope, con subtítulos en español

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Go Greener by Composting Your Kitchen Waste

Go Greener by Composting Your Kitchen Waste | Childs Play - Permaculture for Kids | Scoop.it
Throwing your kitchen scraps into a composting bin can give you a potent fertilizer for your plants or garden and reduce your carbon footprint.
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Get the kids excited about collecting the vegetable scraps to feed the plants

 

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Little Wonders' Days: Sensory Garden

Little Wonders' Days: Sensory Garden | Childs Play - Permaculture for Kids | Scoop.it

This year, in addition to making the garden visually appealing, we decided to make a sensory garden...a garden to engage all our senses.

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let the children play: series: how to create an irresistible outdoor playspace for children

let the children play: series: how to create an irresistible outdoor playspace for children | Childs Play - Permaculture for Kids | Scoop.it

What do children want in their outdoor playspaces?

This is the first in a series of posts that will look at things you can do to make a backyard or preschool playground an irresistible playspace for the young children in your life.

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10 Killer DIY Garden Hacks | greenUPGRADER

10 Killer DIY Garden Hacks | greenUPGRADER | Childs Play - Permaculture for Kids | Scoop.it
Gardening is one of the most rewarding home hobbies you can do. It's fun, sustainable and you get healthy, tasty results.
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When playtime wasn't ruled by 'elf and safety:

When playtime wasn't ruled by 'elf and safety: | Childs Play - Permaculture for Kids | Scoop.it
These delightful images were all captured in the days before the health and safety industry took root, in an age when childhood disease or war represented more pressing threats to a child's prospects than a game of conkers.
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Five tips to unplug your kids, get them out into nature

Five tips to unplug your kids, get them out into nature | Childs Play - Permaculture for Kids | Scoop.it
Unplug your kids and get them out into nature this spring with these five tips. From chasing a lightning bug, to splashing through puddles, they'll have fun, and maybe even learn something about our planet.
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Page 8 - 11 Fun Ideas for Exploring Nature with Kids I Outdoor Activities for Kids - ParentMap

Page 8 - 11 Fun Ideas for Exploring Nature with Kids I Outdoor Activities for Kids - ParentMap | Childs Play - Permaculture for Kids | Scoop.it
What can you and your kids do outside in half an hour to connect to nature, de-stress, and get some fresh air? Lots!
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Urban Farming with Kids: Urban Farming and Urban Gardening Tips for Families - ParentMap

Urban Farming with Kids: Urban Farming and Urban Gardening Tips for Families - ParentMap | Childs Play - Permaculture for Kids | Scoop.it
In the Northwest, it’s fairly common to see chickens clucking away happily in backyard coops, or to hear the term “urban farming” tossed around by friends and neighbors.
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Gardening with Kids I The 5 Best Vegetables to Grow with Kids - ParentMap

Gardening with Kids I The 5 Best Vegetables to Grow with Kids - ParentMap | Childs Play - Permaculture for Kids | Scoop.it
I've been growing vegetables with my children (now ages 8 and 18 months) since before the oldest could walk, and I've found there are a lot of rewards when you get your kids involved in the garden.
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garden therapy » Making a Pea Trellis with Kids

garden therapy » Making a Pea Trellis with Kids | Childs Play - Permaculture for Kids | Scoop.it

This simple project is a great way to get the kids out in the garden for a little free labour…{ahem} I mean garden therapy.

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