Children’s Program

Bring the Kids!

We are excited to offer a Children’s Program this year at the Northwest Permaculture Convergence.  The focus will be on teaching Primitive Skills and Natural Crafting.  Children ages three to twelve are welcome to explore the wood and shore of Fort Flagler with adults who will tutor them in the arts of fire-making, mushroom hunting, beeswax and clay working and more.  Parents are expected to pick kids up for a two hour lunch.  Healthy snacks will be provided throughout day.
 
This program will take place on:
Saturday the 8th, October 2016
9:00-12:30 and 2:00-5:30

Sunday the 9th, October 2016
9:00- 12:00 and 1:30 - 4:00
 
Children’s Ticket prices (includes admission, meals and Children’s Program).
$30/child for the weekend
$15/child for one day
Pay on the registration page HERE.
 
Worktrade available

The program is being run by Chasity Sade-Griffin and Maeyoka Brightheart of Wild Rose Forest School which teaches nature-based education for children.

Maeyoka Brightheart, local youth mentor, herbalist, mama, and lover of the wild, is pleased to be part of the Children's Program at the NW Permaculture Convergence.  Drawing from the relationships and cycles of nature and plant wisdom as well as Coyote Mentoring and Waldorf- inspired teaching methods, she is nurturing the next generation of Earth stewards.  Empowering them with knowledge, skill and connection while having a great time being immersed in nature.  Maeyoka teaches a mixed age community of children year-round through Wild Rose Forest School, and is also involved in the children's activities at Fairy Congress and the NW Herb Growing and Marketing Conference.

Kalan Hatton is a local musician and wild crafter. He has been harvesting mushrooms for food most of his life. He remembers searching for chantrelles with his uncles and eating carefully identified prince mushrooms out of his grandma's back yard. In the past five years, he has expanded his knowledge and experience through reading David Aroras books, "All the Rain Promises and More" and "Mushrooms Demystified," and searching out the mushrooms he describes one by one. He has identified over 100 local mushrooms and eaten about 20 varieties. Sharing the joy of mushroom hunting with his children has been so rewarding. Hearing his 3 year old trying to pronounce matsutake is not the least of the reasons why. He is excited to have the opportunity to pass along his knowledge to the young folk of our community.

Stay tuned for details.
 
Contact Chasity Sade-Griffin, the Children's Program Coordinator, at kids@northwestpermaculture.org.

Photo courtesy of the North American Permaculture Convergence.