Mon, 27 April 2015
Jen Mendez: Integrating Permaculture Methodology with Passions to Re-Design Children’s Education (A5)
Permaculture is a framework that can be integrated into any interest and passion. It helps us use and value patterns from a sophisticated long-term, systems-thinking approach to solve problems. Through it we can re-invent and re-design what it means to learn, educate, and be educated.
Putting in a swale or planting a tree alone is not going to be a long-term solution to our problems. To have a long-term impact we need a culture that understands, values, and utilizes the ethical design science principles of permaculture.
We must bring permaculture thinking mainstream and make it a thriving movement that shapes this world.
This must occur both locally and globally. To accomplish this we must get our youngest problem solvers, our children, to use the permaculture methodology to start asking and finding answers to problems. This talk was presented at PV2 in March 2015 by Jen Mendez of permiekids.com.
Listen to more at permaculturevoices.com/podcast