Greetings! My co-organizer for Salem FBT just posted this resource on FB, thought I would share. The Ford Family Foundation offers FREE books, including titles such as "Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World," and once you review a book, you can get another one. https://www.tfff.org/select-books
Hi Pachamama PDX Group. We need some more members! Josh suggested I tell this group about a training for teachers of children that is coming up this summer. Please spread the word to schools and teachers
and all your garden enthusiasts and teachers:
Permaculture for Educators in Schools and Communities is a course offered July 21-27th, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. This course is perfect for all teachers who are interested in the full spectrum of interacting with nature in multiple ways with children. Please register now and apply for your tuition reimbursement through your school district. Credit is also available through PPC.
The Permaculture for Educators in Schools and Communities course will also enrich the knowledge and enhance skills of School Garden Coordinators and Outdoor School leaders.
Special guest teachers (Matt Bibeau, Kelly Hogan, Patty Parks-Wasserman, Emily Zoints, Dave Lewis and others) will offer:
-Designing child and youth experiences with nature using permaculture principals.
-Building cultural respect and living with compassion in harmony with the Earth.
-Using the art of questioning (Essential Questions) to build enduring understandings.
-Cooperative learning projects that integrate science, math, art, music, and language.
-How to build a support network that can help you organize and fulfill a permaculture curriculum.
-Course is held at Jean's Farm, a sustainable farm that features an outdoor kitchen, green house, Yurt classroom, composting toilets,
fruit trees, chickens and more nestles along Johnson Creek in SE Portland.
Please see the attached flier and contact the The Permaculture for Educators in Schools and Communities coordinator, Matt Bibeau with any questions you have. 503-351-2075.
Come meet with other Pachamama allies and pro-activists on Tuesday March 19, 4pm at Stumptown 128 SW 3rd Avenue.
We'll discuss these topics and more:
- What’s your vision of a more sustainable, socially just, spiritually connected Portland?
- What aspects of leadership do you enjoy most?
- What helps you live life with more connectedness?
Hope you can join in..