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Conversation with Melanie Ralescu from Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation (SAKGF)

In this wide ranging conversation Llewellyn and Melanie reflect on what SAKGF and early childhood sector partners are learning through the early years kitchen garden pilot project 2016-2019.    

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Outdoor early childhood playspaces + Permaculture Principle 11.

Edges in a children’s centre rural NSW, Australia – Photos: Llewellyn Wishart Early childhood practitioners, children and families ever thought about that slightly wild, weedy corner or edge of your kindergarten or childcare centre outdoor space? Do you want to … Continue reading

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Professional learning for early childhood outdoor pedagogy

How can early childhood educators be supported to teach outdoors? Moving to learn outdoors can mean so many things… Continue reading

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Children’s physical activity & movement in outdoor landscapes – What matters to early childhood educators?

    What do children need for active play in the outdoors? In-depth research with six early childhood educators revealed what mattered to them when thinking about young children moving and being active in outdoor learning environments. According to these … Continue reading

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Tribute song to Permaculture giant Bill Mollison (4 May 1928 – 24 September 2016)

Formidable Vegetable Sound System have done it again with a quirky poignant tribute to one of Permaculture’s founders Bill Mollison who died last year. Check it out here: http://www.pipmagazine.com.au/connect/bill-mollison-tribute-song-launch-trees-eat-us-formidable-vegetable-sound-system/ While your at it if you are looking for fun music … Continue reading

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Building outdoor environment literacy

Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens Photo: Llewellyn Wishart Developing nature-rich outdoor environments for young children takes conviction, creativity, planning, negotiation, design sense and skills in early childhood pedagogy. Early childhood educators here in Australia are being offered more … Continue reading

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