Developed in the early to mid 90’s by Robin Clayfield and Skye to support them teach Permaculture Creatively, these 3 resources have found their way all over Australia and to many different countries. They are still relevant and popular with anyone leading or teaching groups involved with Permaculture, Horticulture, Landscape Design and Environmental Education. Each of these teaching tools comes as a complete kit, including all necessary props, instructions, background information as suggestions as to their application.
Permaculture Principles Card GameThis set is comprised of 68 cards each measuring 14.5cm x 10.5cm. There are four differently coloured cards for each of the three Ethics of Permaculture and the twelve Principles of Permaculture as taught by Earthcare Education over many years. The blue cards are the BUZZ word or principle, the lavender cards are a simple definition, the green cards are a more complex Bill Mollison definition and the yellow cards are beautiful graphics drawn by Rebecca Hopkins. There are also 8 pink cards, each a statement of a Permaculture ‘Attitude’.
PLEASE NOTE: David Holmgren has developed a set of Principles cards with his revamped Principles including a set of fridge magnets and now with an instructional teaching DVD. You may like to purchase both to gain a complete picture and understanding of the Permaulture Principles and how they’ve evolved. Patterns in Nature Card Game
SpiralStreamlineBranchingStarLobesNetCloudsCircleScatterWavesThere are 4 different images for each pattern.An instruction booklet gives details of how the cards can be used as a learning activity. SOILS ROLEPLAY KITBased on information concerning the Oxygen/Ehylene Cycle researched by Dr Alan Smith of CSIRO and popularised by Lea Harrison, this kit allows a fun, easy and understandable introduction to the complex biology of soils. The main body of the kit involves a narrated Roleplay, conducted by the facilitator which takes the participants through the interesting chemistry and living processes that make nutrients available to plants. In addition to complete instructions on running the Roleplay the kit contains additional information on soil testing, inoculation techniques, rehabilitation strategies and symbiosis as well as Blackline Masters for a series of handout notes developed by us with permission to use them.
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