Erasmus+ Project “Growing Communities”
Several micro-trainings took place in our intergenerational garden in Tenerife. Through different activities (including a card game) the different functions of plants in a permaculture garden were learned.
Bit by bit we explored the diversity of our ecosystem!
Permaculture zones help us organize our spaces according to how (and how often) we use them. As a design strategy, zones are a super powerful way to make choices about where to place elements of the ecosystem, in order to enhance their ecological performance. Try to imagine: how could these zones be envisioned? In our micro training in Spain, the participants got more practical experience about how this principle works and how human and natural interactions occur.
The Permaculture Zoning activity was very popular as it could be adapted easily to the reality of our own garden and therefore allowed the participants to contribute with their existing knowledge as well as to ask questions.
This activity is a mixture of a role play and a board game that helps participants to become familiar with the internal dynamics of a permaculture garden. It helps the participants to identify the elements of a permaculture garden and understanding how they are connected.