Nourish and Flourish Project

 

Our Nourish and Flourish project is our work with the early years age range from 2 – 5 years.  We use the Children In Permaculture (CiP) curriculum, delivering education sessions in preschools.

We are able to help schools meet their Ofsted requirements for outdoor learning.

 Hatherleigh Pre-school Design

Garden bed design using Sketchup created by Iain Bagnall

October 2017 – Garden beds implemented with a few changes made. After consulation a larger bed was decided on so an apple tree could be incorporated into the design. This was created by removing one of the tears from three of the beds.

Taking seeds 1

Update Nov 2018

Two years on together and the Nourish and Flourish project has truly flourished! The garden has not only produced food for the children to harvest and learn from, connecting them to nature in the process, it has helped the children to grow in confidence.  Implementing the Children In Permaculture curriculm into the work we do has helped us to ensure that we are introducing Permaculture into every session we deliver.

“……bringing in different challenges each week for staff as well as children, which have made everyone’s confidence grow. The children were able to be involved in creating the garden area, growing and planting the crops and then harvesting and eating them. Who would have thought that 2, 3 and 4 year olds would be happy to eat raw cabbage!? – but they were, because they had been involved “hands on” in every part of getting it onto their plate for snack time.” 

Testimonial Hatherleigh Preschool Nov, 2018

Visit our Flickr page to see more images of the project https://www.flickr.com/photos/ndpc/

Resources:

hatherleighpreschool.com/

permaculture.org.uk/children

childreninpermaculture.com