News that Nourishes Life

“Dad’s Dunny” Music Video by Charlie Mgee of Formidable Vegetable Sound System

Dad's Dunny song by Charlie Mgee of Formidable Vegetable Sound System

Dear awesome folks, Check out Charlie Mgee from Formidable Vegetable Sound System‘s newest kids’ song called “Dad’s Dunny.” This song is based on a documentary Charlie made with his mate when he was 14 about our backyard composting toilet (watch the original video below). Composting “humanure” is something very close to Charlie’s heart, as he […]

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PERMIE KIDs Newsletter – February 2017


PERMIE KIDs Newsletter – February 2017 Where Inspiration Grows and Education Nourishes Life Spread the Love Let us drop some fantastically fun, nature-inspired Valentine’s Day arts, crafts and recipe ideas in your path… send us pictures showing what emerges! Paperbag Mushroom Valentines Heart Crafts 25 Healthy Valentine’s Day Snacks Nature Inspired Valentines. What’s New and […]

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SLOW: Children at Nature Play

Nature's Archway by Phil Dolby (CC-BY 2.0)

Bringing awareness to the importance of children at nature play!   Give a gift of the heart of $50 or more to PERMIE KIDs this week and we’ll send you one of these SLOW: Children at Nature Play signs plus a surprise gift from our Community Supported Education (CSE) Regenerative Education Marketplace. .

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PERMIE KIDs Podcast 339 – Place-based and Social Education and IPEC (Part 1)


In today’s PERMIE KIDs Podcast we share information about a collaborative podcast we did with Matt Bibeau from the Institute of Permaculture Education for Children (IPEC) on place-based and social education which was shared through The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann. This podcast conversation is framed around the Five Zones of Service and Action for […]

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PERMIE KIDs Podcast 338 – Embracing Change in the Light of Winter (Solstice and Season)

Photo credit: Ann (CC BY 2.0)

Winter solstice and indeed the entire season provides a unique opportunity to begin to learn and live in deeper connection with Earth and the light of winter. Many people believe that Earth is farthest way and hence colder in winter. Even though this makes logical sense, it is incorrect. This cognitive disconnect (problem) can be […]

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Twice as Nice – BOGO

Winter Guests by Marinyu Anyu (CC-BY 2.0)

Through solstice, we are offering 30% discount PLUS: Buy One Get One annual membership Become a member yourself and we’ll send a free membership of equal value to a friend or family member of your choice. Just send us an email with their name and email address and we’ll take care of the rest. Already […]

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What Elements Do We Need to Be the Light?

Campfire Child by Rudi Schlatte (CC-BY-SA 2.0)

“Light” is a thread that connects many of the holidays celebrated this time of year. To make fire, a physical form that light often takes during the winter holidays, we need three things – fuel, oxygen and heat. What critical elements do we need to be the light? Fuel for the Doings of Human-Beingness   […]

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PERMIE KIDs Podcast 337 – Thanksgiving is Over, Now What

Gratitude - This Dawn #8 by Julie Jordan Scott (CC-BY 2.0)

Thanksgiving is over, now what? An attitude of gratitude nourishes life. The time for this has not passed, but it before us. Opportunities to embrace this are all around if we open our minds, hands and hearts. Permaculture, infused into not only the learning landscape but our holistic life landscape, calls us to self-regulate to […]

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Cyber Monday Special

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children: roots and wings. (Image shared by Felix Montino (CC-BY 2.0)

3 deals you don’t want to miss: 1. 30% off Membership Grassroots Supporter: Pateron Level Membership just $35/year to get: What’s Home: Community and Place-Based Learning 9-hour audio online course designed and led by Lisa Kohlhepp and the What’s Home curriculum created in collaboration with PERMIE KIDs ($100/value) 5% savings on all electronic, downloadable products […]

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Turn Watermelon into Bananas (aka Composting)


There is no better way to turn manky old stuff into fertile new stuff than by getting out into your backyard and making COMPOST! Composting is a fantastic way to tangibly model how we can reframe how we use and value resources, produce no waste, change the “story” and transform the future. This Grow Do […]

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