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The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

12th May 2020

When Kelly Ireland decided to home educate her daughter, little did she know that several years later they'd be living in the North of Scotland building a permaculture home

The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

12th May 2020

The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

12th May 2020

​Kelly has four children and the family live in an eco cabin on fifteen acres of land. They’ve taken project-based home education to the next level. Their curriculum is compost loos, solar panel installation and the art of building a home. It’s not without its challenges. Kelly’s eldest was worried about her friends’ reactions to her unusual lifestyle and compost loo. But for the most part it’s been good for them all. There’s genuine excitement when the sun finally tracks above the woods after winter because it means more electricity and les sneed for the woodturner (less need to chop wood!). The whole family have grown more in touch with the seasons, aware of where the sun rises and sets and which direction the prevailing wind is coming from.

You can read Kelly’s full story in the next edition of The Green Parent magazine, out later this week. Plus there’s heaps more inspiration inside from dealing with teens and screens, carving out some time for self-care, ideas for turning home education into play, a chance to meet the organic artist, get lots of yummy recipes and some top tips from health experts on boosting immune system holistically.

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