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    Episode 1212: Teaching Children Permaculture With Kelly Hogan

     

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    The guest for this episode is Kelly Hogan, head of the Mother Earth School in Portland, Oregon and an instructor for the Advanced Teacher Training in Youth and Child Permaculture Education.

    Kelly explains, from place as a Waldorf teacher, how she operates the Mother Earth School program while guiding children throughout the year in an outdoor environment. She also shares a rough telling, which turns out beautifully, of a story she is working on, and also discusses the Advanced Permaculture Teacher Training in Teaching Children and Youth Permaculture, which she teaches alongside her partner Matt Bibeau and Patty Parks-Wasserman.

    During our conversation I kept thinking of Richard Louv, his book Last Child in the Woods, and the idea of Nature Deficit Disorder. That lead to further research on my part while editing this show. If you are interested learning more about ways to present a similar program, look into the ideas of a Forest Kindergarten, Forest School, or Outdoor School. These are current models that are being practiced similar to Kelly’s that can give you an idea of how to get started with an outdoor children’s permaculture school.

    If you or someone you know wants to start their own program to bring a dynamic outdoor experience to young children, Kelly is willing to help. You can contact her at:

    motherearthschool [at] gmail [dot] com

    or by visiting the Mother Earth School link below.

    Resources
    Mother Earth School
    Advanced Teacher Training in Youth and Child Permaculture Education
    Marisha Auerbach
    Re-Code Oregon
    Tryon Life Community Farm
    Wilderness Awareness School

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    1. Debi BancroftDebi Bancroft
      September 18, 2012    

      Hello, I have been asked to submit a draft work book for an alternative school catering to 4 to 8 year olds. If this draft is accepted, I will have the opportunity to teach part time at this new school, I have a permaculture background and have always wanted to work with children. I have previously worked with large groups of unemployed teens, which not only I enjoyed but so did all my clients.I would love some input from others who have already run successful programs,
      looking forward to hearing from you.
      Debi Bancroft
      Bingara.
      NSW Australia

    2. MaloryMalory
      April 11, 2014    

      I was wondering if Kelly or Scott could recommend a few books about permaculture appropriate for elementary kids. Thanks!

    3. […] The Permaculture Podcast 2012 Interview of Kelly Hogan and IPEC (fun to hear how far she and the program have come) […]

    4. […] in Portland Oregon. A very interesting podcast interview with founder Kelly Hogan can be found here. Mother Earth School is an 8-Shields-based outdoor education school, which takes place on a […]

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    6. […] he put aside to dive deep into education for children to found Mother Earth School with his wife Kelly Hogan. This took Matt way from the woods and back to study Sustainable Education from Portland State […]

    7. […] he put aside to dive deep into education for children to found Mother Earth School with his wife Kelly Hogan. This took Matt way from the woods and back to study Sustainable Education from Portland State […]

    8. September 30, 2017    

      […] Teaching Children Permaculture with Kelly Hogan (2012) is a podcast which describes experiences of a permaculture kindergarten in the USA. Also relevant to Introducing Permaculture. […]

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