PermaKids

Dirt is not DIRTY!

Cost:

$80.00 per person

Duration:

1h 30min

About this experience

PermaClub is a botanical garden nestled in a small corner of Clearwater Bay just a few minute walk from the main road. There are 3 basic principles of permaculture which drives us to live our best lives every day. Care for People, Care for Planet, Share the Surplus. 

 

Kids of all ages are welcome, even babies! Ours is 1 years old and gets amazing sensory play in the garden but even for any of you newborn mamas that want to come enjoy a nature walk with nature sounds feel free to join us! Children younger than 5 must be accompanied by one adult. We invite you all to learn more about how food grows in a sustainable system that replicates natural systems already existing in nature.

 

We will host two groups to accommodate kids in the early afternoon and late afternoon based on their school schedule. Kids will get a quick introduction to permaculture and the different areas of the garden. Each week we will focus on a different permaculture principle depending on what is happening in the garden at that specific time. Activities will include planting seeds, transplanting seedlings, harvesting, building up soil, composting and creating new garden beds specifically for children that plan to revisit their plants regularly.

 

Most importantly we will do regular observation walks, encouraging the children to use their senses to identify plants and point out changes they notice in the garden after multiple visits.

 

Environmental Policy

PermaClub is 100% off grid which means we are 100% responsible for our waste. Our biggest pet peeve is disposable plastic especially for foods that are processed and have energy intensive supply chain system. If you do bring food and/or beverages with disposable wrapping or plastic, you are responsible for disposing it yourself, so please bring a bag for your waste and make sure to take it with you when you leave. On too many occasions have we had plastic bottles and wrappings for snacks laying around. Help us keep PermaClub clean!!

 

Please make sure to leave us your contact details so we can send you arrival instructions via WhatsApp.

 

If these times are not suitable for you or your child please drop us a whatsapp message below and let us know what would work. 

 

For booking purposes each child younger than 5 would need to be accompanied by a supervising adult. Both are considered one booking, if an additonal adult wants to join please book for an additional spot. Any child over 5 coming with an accompanying adult please book for child and adult. Any questions feel free to PM 

Your Host

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Pamela is challenging us to revisit how we interact with the Earth and question our current relationship with the food we consume. Her primary passion exists somewhere between creatively integrating food and cultural experiences in nature.