Homesteading

We view homesteading to be the time honored practical skills of self-sufficiency and survival. Like Gandhi, we believe that teaching young children the dignity of labor helps to cultivate peace. At Wild Primrose children are invited to participate in various homesteading activities that contribute positively to the daily life of our community. Our homesteading curriculum focuses on the three elements of Doing Useful Things, Making Useful Things, and What To Do With Waste.

Doing Useful Things: Dressing self, washing self, feeding self, preparing space for activities, cleaning up after activities, decorating and beautifying space, preparing and serving food, fixing and mending materials in ill repair

Making Useful Things: Paper, soap, candles, books, instruments, stamps, dye, pottery, weaving, knitting, crocheting, sewing, spinning, wiring circuits, carpentry, knot tying  

What To Do With Waste: What is “trash”, landfills, burning, recycling, reusing, repurposing, composting, vermiculture, poop, grey water, pollution