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Here’s how chapter one looked in action for us 🙂

We had no lesson plan, start or stop time and kind of muddled through waiting for everyone to order their books from Matt at The Permaculture Student – but that’s done so Chapter 2 is looking very promising!

After our first “class” with our family we went out and planted potatoes, onions, beans, spinach, etc, etc, etc

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We worked really hard Wednesday to get ready for our friends to join us at our 2nd Weekly Permaculture Student meeting so we took a break to eat homemade bread and Marmalade. We probably should have watched Paddington but the day was gorgeous!

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Lesson 1 – Week 1 January 13, 2016

So, here we are coloring and talking about Permaculture

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We’ve got some grown ups watching Matt Powers video

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They stayed at their work for a long time tonight because it was super cold out, what Texans call freezing, somewhere around 40 🙂

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Luke sharing his quail tractor prototype

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Farmers Market with Memaw!

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This was our very first effort and I think we cleared $42! The kids packaged basil seeds that we harvested, lots of herbs, marmalade, cute painted rocks and some plarn bags 🙂

Chapter 1 – Week 2 – January 20, 2016

During the week we worked on measuring our yard using a Montessori style discovery learning approach and we read some great Caldecott Children’s books about the garden and the sun.

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In this picture we’re learning that our property isn’t flat but has dips and swales!

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This is the start of our first Hugelkulture

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For our potluck we used the fish head that was a gift from my mom and followed Chef Keith Snows concept of Harvest Eating using techniques rather than recipes. We live in the country and this concept has really helped us stock our pantry and use what we grow!

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Here’s some sticky notes applied to our site map with the seeds that we planted. I’m a bit afraid to draw directly on my site map.

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And here’s our next CLASS! Some video and coloring pages because I still hadn’t had time to come up with a hands on activity that supports thinking.

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Chapter 1 – Week 3 – January 27, 2016

I didn’t take any pictures but we colored, watched more videos and had a conversation about the design plan for Wednesday nights.

Chapter 2 – Week 4 – February 3, 2016

I finally had the chance to read the chapter, the workbook and watch the online resources that we’re using and came up with a plan! Check it out here