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 natural ketchup for waste free living

If you are a lover of ketchup or know someone who is, this could be your recipe. This natural ketchup recipe takes 5 minutes or so to make. It tastes yummy and is healthy at the same time, so no need for guilty feelings when serving this ketchup. Commercial ketchups can have hidden sugars, corn syrup…

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What can I do with my excess kombucha and kefir?

So you’ve fallen in love with fermenting your food and making your own kombucha…but you suddenly realise that you have huge amount of kombucha, kefir and other yummy goods that are growing out of control and your family isn’t as big as your microbe family. So now what? Time to step-up your waste free living…

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Can children create a permaculture design?

This was the question put forward to me back in Brazil in 2007. Can children create a permaculture design? My answer was, but of course!  Teachers from various public schools in Pirenopolis, Goais invited the NGO – Ecocentro IPEC, in which I am involved, to implement a program that would support students to re-design their public…

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Have Fun With Vitamins – Kids Gardening

Feeding children can be like riding a rollercoaster. Some days they just eat whatever you give them. Other days it’s like a terror, as it can be close to impossible to get them to eat anything at all, especially vegetables. Children can become picky eaters for a number of reasons. Some children are simply more…

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