Kirsten is passionate about engaging children in permaculture not only as a creative design process but also in the context of mindfulness of the environment.
In this workshop, Kirsten will invite children to participate in a Thich Nhat Hanh pebble meditation as a way to come together as a group in gratitude for the earth. Mandala making using naturally found objects to teach creative design within nature from nature. To finish she will relate the story of the man who planted trees by Jean Giono and encourage a discussion about interconnectedness.
Kirsten grew up living all over the US and currently lives in North Queensland Australia. She is studying a masters in Tropical Conservation and Sustainability in Practice. Previously she studied the art of sustainable living and permaculture in eco-conscious intentional communities in Florida, Puerto Rico, Indonesia, Queensland, and NSW. She has a particular passion for working with young people, helping them cultivate a sense of belonging within our beautiful earth. Kirsten says: to me, permaculture means creating our lives in a compassionate and holistic way and living through mutual support of the natural world around us.