Permaculture

Permaculture is organisation of spaces and vegetation in relation to the level of ongoing human maitenance and interaction. Permaculture focuses on three key aspects:

Care of the earth

Care of the people

Return of the surplus

These key principles are interesting learning tool to help the children of the Lone Pine Kinder Early Learning Centre to learn about sustainability and their surrounding environment in a supervised environment. By allowing the children to be involved in the growing, harvesting and cooking of the plants on the site, it gives the child a sense of ownership that can be utilised later in life in relation to their view on the environment.

The 12 design princinples of Permaculture:

1. Observe & Interact

2. Catch & Store Energy

3. Obtain a Yield

4. Apply Self Regulation & Accept Feedback

5. Use & Value Renewable Resources & Services

6. Produce no waste

7. Design from Patterns to Details

8. Integrate rather than Segregate

9. Use Small & Slow Solutions

10.Use  & Value Diversity

11. Use Edges & Value the Marginal

12. Creatively Use & Respond to Change

Permaculture Organisation of Vegetation on Site

Permaculture Organisation of Vegetation on Site

Permaculture also relates to the construction of the central house/building. The orientation of a building, the utilization of local climate and site conditions, the emphasis on natural ventilation through design fundamentally lessen operational costs and positively impact the environment. Building compactly and minimsing the ecological footprint is common.

Permaculture Organisation of Vegetation on Site

Permaculture Organisation of Vegetation on Site

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