Welcome to Planet Schooling

We are excited to launch our new project, Planet Schooling. Our inspiration, our muse, is the Planet Earth. Once again we have been motivated to offer an educational option for aspiring gardeners who want to create a backyard farm, parents who want to homeschool, educators who want to support kids to ‘unschool’, and people who want…

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How to convert your trash bin into a worm farm

We were lucky enough to find an old rolling rubbish bin and decided to repurpose it into another worm farm. Trash bins are a great way to collect worm juice and castings in a vertical space. The bins can readily be found in tip and junk shops. When choosing a bin make sure that the lid…

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Welcome

The journey of a thousand kilometres begins with a single step… or two… or twenty?! And sometimes it needs a leap of faith! The journey begins… Our journey started 20 years ago in Brazil when we decided to create an ecological centre called Ecocentro IPEC.We realised that there was an importance of creating ecocentres that promoted…

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How to Make a Solar System | Homeschooling Activity

Reading books can open up a new universe. This is what happened after my son stumbled across the book Universe on our bookshelf. He began asking questions, his universe was expanding. Teaching children about the universe can be exciting. There is so much to learn and the lessons can spiral into the future for mathematics, science…

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Why a worm farm is a great homeschooling activity

The squiggly worm is loved by some and unfortunately feared by most! Yet the worm is one of our best allies. Who would be crazy enough to study worms for forty years, well Charles Darwin of course. Teaching children to care for worms not only helps the planet but helps us too! Worms create free…

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Free resources for permaculture living and Homeschooling during these challenging times

During this planetary self-isolation or social distancing moment, we have been organising our resources for you! The resources are a compilation of our 30 years of permaculture experience. Our team has experience working in Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, USA, Haiti, China and Australia and with people from all around the world. Our team is dedicated to demonstrating that a greener world is possible…

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How to make aloe vera gel

Aloe vera is one of those plants that everyone should have in their garden. It has been used for centuries to heal burns, moisturiser the skin and sooth irritations. It is believed that Aristotle told Alexander the Great, to use aloe vera to treat wounded soldiers and Cleopatra also used aloe in her daily skin treatments. I…

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How to Make Hand Sanitiser Gel

There is some truth in the saying “keep calm and wash your hands.” A traditional bar of soap is so good at removing substances from your hands that it not only washes away dirt but other undesirables as well. Mixed with good hand washing techniques (at least 3 minutes if you have something gnarly on…

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