There are many benefits to homeschooling. One benefit that stands out, is the time you have with your child/ren. There are different methodologies out there to aid you in this journey. When you are new to homeschooling it can be daunting trying to sort out which method is best for your child/ren and you.
Good news, it’s not necessary to follow one teaching method when home schooling.
Planet Schooling offers a homeschooling curriculum framework that nurtures independent learning skills and is grounded in inquiry, constructivism and concept-based learning. This is the heart of educating the whole child. With educational influences such as Steiner, Montessori, transdisciplinary and environmental ethics education, we have you covered with educational material to support your sustainable, conscious green journey with your child/ren.
Planet Schooling creates a partnership ethic with nature where children are active learners. Learning experiences offered by Planet Schooling embrace quality of life without degrading the local and global environment.
It’s important to know that as responsible educators, our goal is not to indoctrinate the learner no matter what age. We do not want your child’s environmental responsibility to be based on emotional factors and drama. Rather, we are interested in developing individuals who are able to communicate, research and have self-management skills, solve problems and make decisions for their future.
Gandhi once said that forgetting how to dig the earth and take care of the ground is the same as forgetting about ourselves. By creating a Backyard Farm you will not only have plentiful organic crops, it will connect you to Planet Earth.
Data suggest that more than half (52%) of Australian households are currently growing some of their own food and a further 13% report they intend to start. Yet despite this high percentage of food gardening, yields are relatively low and there is a high turnover of people not continuing their garden.
On a positive note, statistics show that if you grow food you are less likely to waste food.
If the 4.7 million households that already grow some sort of food, wasted only half as much food as the average household, there is a potential savings of 2 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
This will accelerate a positive change in the environment ensuring the continued existence of natural ecosystems. This is a good reason to either start growing food or to continue growing food for the family.
Our objective is to support you during your process of moving towards a backyard farm. We will demonstrate through permaculture design and other techniques how to grow more food, save time and money. A positive step for climate change.
Some of our favourite gardening techniques will be showcased like working with raised beds, vertical gardening, container gardening and square foot gardening.
But first things first, we’ll start with the soil.
Conscious green living
It really is an exciting time on the planet. More and more people are consciously moving towards a greener lifestyle. It has been stated that there can be few more pressing actions for the future of humankind than to ensure steady improvement in the quality of life for this and future generations in a way that respects our common heritage, the planet.
Culture has a central place in the complex notion of sustainability, and whatever form the future takes, it will be shaped at the local level, in every household. A new relationship with nature is necessary for the future welfare of both people and the earth on which we live. Taking steps towards organising your household can be the first step towards a greener lifestyle.