Permaculture Youth Workshops

Deepening the Connections We Depend On

This course offers a hands-on, experiential approach to observing how plant and animal communities function under natural conditions and will develop insight into caring for and working with natural cycles while reaping a harvest.  We will start seedlings and watch them grow, learning from them as well as about them.  Students will work with their plants once every week for the whole summer so they can participate and observe all of the cycles in an entire season of a plant community, from germination to consumption and compost. 
Open to ages 8-13, this workshop will run on 16 Mondays through the summer 9 am to noon.


Every day, we will spend time with our plants, with the environment around us, with each other, and with ourselves; allowing time for thought and reflection about how we impact our world, and how it impacts us.  An example of a day in a workshop follows;

9 am; circle up and welcome, discuss events for the day

9:15 art activity, such as create the life-cycle of a plant

9:45 clean up and snack time!

10:15 move outside to work on an experiential education project, such as planting, weeding or harvesting for 45 minutes

11:00 Garden Games!  Run around, observe, and play with the bounty of the environment here at Nurture in Nature

11:20 Circle up for a debrief and discussion of project

11:40 Mindfulness in nature

11:55 pack up

12:00 departure



April 13, 20 first sessions to plant seeds and create garden beds
April 27 off
May 4, 11, 18; plant seeds and make a butterfly garden
May 25 off
June 1, 8, 15; observe transitions and learn about natural cycles
June 22, 29 and July 6 off
July 13, 20, 27; begin harvests and learn about composting, regeneration, and soil health
Aug 3 off
Aug 10, 17, 24; cooking and processing!
Aug 31 off
Sept 7, 14 systems thinking and looking forward to creating impacts in our communities!
Pre-register for these 16 sessions by emailing 
$250 for the whole summer program, come as often as you can!  
When there are spaces available, we will be able to accommodate extra students at a rate of $20 per day