top of page

Nurturing Little Stewards: Growing with Permaculture at Home

SoulShine Permaculture Kids In The Garden

As passionate advocates for cultivating a deep connection with nature, the SoulShine Community staff welcomes you to explore the wonders of permaculture with your children. Witnessing a child's joy as they bite into vegetables fresh from the garden is a magical experience that can shape their relationship with food for a lifetime. In our nurturing environment, even a small garden becomes a mini adventure park, unleashing the boundless imaginations of our little ones.

Growing Healthier Habits

Our journey into permaculture with children goes beyond the joy of harvesting fresh produce. We've observed that when children are actively involved in farm and garden experiences, their willingness to embrace a diverse range of fruits and vegetables grows. This improved diet, in turn, lays the foundation for a lifetime of enhanced physical and mental well-being.

As children engage in ongoing garden projects, they blossom alongside the flowers, contributing fresh ideas and unique garden designs. Children possess a remarkable openness to deep connections with nature, often teaching adults valuable lessons about appreciating the natural world. They become ambassadors of the plant kingdom, bridging the gap between adults and nature, and reigniting a childlike wonder that we, as grown-ups, may have temporarily set aside.

A modest garden can become a mini adventure park, unleashing the boundless imaginations of our little ones. Grow with permaculture at home!

Cultivating Nature's Classroom

Educating children about the garden's bounty is crucial, especially considering potential risks. A garden that welcomes children should steer clear of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers. These substances leave lasting residues, and children's small bodies are more vulnerable to their effects. It's our responsibility to create a safe and organic environment that encourages exploration and discovery.

To ensure safety, children should be aware of potentially toxic plants, such as the leaves of tomatoes and potatoes. While these plants are wonderful additions to any garden, educating children to seek guidance from adults before tasting anything new is essential.

Fun and Educational Nature Projects

Here are some delightful and educational projects to share the wonders of nature with children of all ages. Whether you have a small balcony or a plot of land, these activities can be adapted to fit any space:

Windowsill Herb Garden:

  • Plant aromatic herbs like basil, mint, or parsley in small pots on your windowsill.

  • Teach children about the herbs' growth cycles and how to use them in cooking.

Butterfly Garden in a Pot:

  • Select butterfly-friendly plants like lavender, zinnias, or milkweed.

  • Plant them in a large pot and observe the fascinating life cycle of butterflies.

Recycled Container Gardens:

  • Repurpose old containers or jars as planters.

  • Let children choose seeds or seedlings to grow, fostering a sense of responsibility.

    Nature Art Collages:

  • Collect leaves, twigs, and flowers during nature walks.

  • Create beautiful collages, encouraging creativity and appreciation for natural textures.

  Up-cycled Bird Feeders:

  • Repurpose household items like old cups or milk cartons into bird feeders.

  • Hang them in your garden or balcony and observe local bird species.

 Earth Day Seed Balls:

  • Making seed balls is a simple yet profound way to connect with nature and contribute to the environment. It's an activity that combines learning, creativity, and environmental stewardship.

  • Grow with permaculture at home! We’ve included instructions for this one for you and your kiddo to have fun at home together. See Below!

Incorporating these activities into your routine not only enriches your child's understanding of nature but also instills a sense of responsibility and curiosity. As part of the SoulShine community, we invite you to embark on this permaculture journey at home, nurturing little stewards who will undoubtedly flourish in the embrace of nature's wonders.

SoulShine Earth Day Seed Balls Drying Rack Egg Crate

SoulShine Wilds In Wonder Earth Day Seed Balls How-To Activity Sheet


Commenting has been turned off.
bottom of page