Life in a Garden

AU$ 49.95

Activities and projects for the outdoor classroom Years F-6

Ross Mars

Illustrations and Artwork by Brenna Quinlan, Simone Willis and Leanne White

In this practical education handbook, permaculture expert Dr Ross Mars guides us through the diverse systems and components of our living gardens; providing opportunities for children to explore, understand and contribute to these thriving ecosystems.

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The easy-to-implement investigations, hands-on projects and wonderful illustrations included in this book encourage children to observe and understand the dynamic processes that take place in the garden environment and encourage them to consider sustainable solutions to keep their plants healthy and productive.

This resource is aligned with the Australian Curriculum, and includes teacher’s notes and activity pages.


Product details

Published 2020
Hawker Brownlow Education 
Paperback, 140 pages, full colour throughout.
ISBN: 9781760569518


Ross MarsRoss Mars is a highly regarded permaculture teacher, designer and consultant. He is the author of the bestselling books, Getting Started in Permaculture, The Basics of Permaculture Design and How to Permaculture Your Life and has produced two videos on energy efficient housing design and renewable energy systems for power generation. Ross founded Candlelight Farm, a permaculture demonstration site and training centre in Western Australia. Over the past decade, he has delivered dozens of basic, design, advanced and diploma-level Permaculture Courses. Both a scientist with a PhD in Environmental Science and an entrepreneur, Mars also manufactures and supplies greywater and rainwater tank systems, and installs waterwise gardens and water-sensible irrigation systems.

About the Artist

Brenna Quinlan

Brenna spent four years living at Melliodora, the permaculture demonstration site founded by David Holmgren and Su Dennett in Central Victoria. She is currently building a strawbale house and planting her own garden at a permaculture community in the Great Southern, WA. Brenna has worked as an illustrator for several organisations including the Bob Brown Foundation, the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. She is also part of the Grow Do It permaculture teaching team, and regularly collaborates with Milkwood Permaculture and Melliodora Publishing on various projects and publications. Support Brenna on Patreon and gain access to digital downloads of her work, as well as behind the scenes footage. Sign up to her newsletter here, and follow her on Instagram.

Additional information

Weight .391 kg
Dimensions 290 × 205 × 9 mm

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