One of our guests and MSB members, Phil Williams, wrote a permaculture children’s picture book. He recently sent me a copy and I read it to my grandson. First off the illustrations are excellent, with true to life permaculture features. Second and most importantly my grandson enjoyed the story.
Most of the permaculture books and material you see is geared toward adults with at least a basic knowledge of the design science. Here we have a permaculture book for the younger crowd. As a teacher, I love the idea of exposing children to permaculture through a story.
Phil has made a PDF of the book freely available on his site for people to try. So, if you’d like to take a look at the book, feel free to download it here.
Even though you can get the PDF at no cost, I hope everyone will consider picking up a copy. Hardcover, softcover, and E-books can be found on Amazon: Here
One of our favorite things to do when our grandson spends the night is to read to him at bedtime. With this book we get a great story that interests a young child and teaches him at the same time. Check it out and you will see what I mean.
Synopsis – Eden’s dad, eager to exit the rat race, buys a farm. Eden is disappointed when the farm looks more like a factory than the country setting she imagined.
With the animals and their future at stake, she must trust Mother Nature. While peering through the hole in their fence, Eden catches a glimpse of the natural beauty next door.
She befriends Farmer Phil, who teaches her to observe. Through observation, Eden understands the plants and animals, but she doesn’t know what to do. Farmer Phil advises her to read from the book of nature.
To save the farm, Eden must see that the problem is the solution.