Nature Culture - an Introduction to Deep Nature Connection and Regenerative Culture in SW France

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Do you long to deepen your connections to the world around you, exploring the precious mysteries and stories of life all around, awakening your curiosity and wonder…

How can we create a culture that supports that deep nature connection for ourselves, our friends and our families? Can we re-awaken the ‘village’ to help us to recognise and unlock our gifts, and our appreciation of nature, ourselves and each other?

In this experiential, connective weekend, we gently introduce the wisdom of the 8 Shields – a powerful model of nature connection and culture creation, that is inspired by the principles and practices observed in healthy, land-based cultures around the world.

With wild play, story telling, sit spots, singing, nature wanders and fireside time this weekend helps people connect more deeply to themselves, the world around them, and other people – developing inner and outer peace and deep connection.

Through embodying many regenerative, nature-based practices, participants will journey through the 8 Shields cycle and explore how we can re-member ‘the village’ and how we can live in Wholeness with ourselves, the communities we are part of, and the global community of all species.

The weekend is an experiential journey towards deep connection, and we also share the 8 Shields Map at the end of the weekend, so you can bring this back to your life, work and community afterwards.

The weekend is convened and facilitated by Peter Cow and Rebecca Card, who have been running similar weekends in the UK and around Europe since 2015. They will be supported by a team of inspiring cultural-healing and nature-connection facilitators. The weekend will be held in English with French translation where needed.

Nature Culture runs just before ‘Earth Culture‘ – a 4 day deep introduction to Permaculture, running 10th-14th August. You are really welcome to come to both events and stay over for the Sunday night in between.

Dates: 
7 August 2020 to 9 August 2020
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Participants arrive from 17.00 on Friday 7th to set up tents etc, and the programme starts at 18.00. We finish on Sunday 9th at 17.00.
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Rebecca Card
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€295 (€250 concessions), or the equivalent in pounds
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Niki

Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership

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Forest school provides a creative, fun and supportive environment for children to lead their own learning improving their confidence and self esteem, social skills, communication and physical skills knowledge. It also helps children develop an interest, understanding and respect for the natural environment.

This inspiring course will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to design and run your own Forest School programmes that have the potential to transform the lives of the children you teach. The course is taught using a mixture of practical activities, games, reflection and creative presentations.

We have been running Forest School programmes at Scotswood Garden for 10 years and delivering training for the last 6 years. We are the only Forest School Association recognised provider in Tyne and Wear, and we recently won a national Outdoor Learning Award for our Breeze Forest School programme.

This Forest School Level 3 course is aimed at individuals who have a minimum Level 2 qualification in Youth Work, Childcare, Teaching or relevant experience in working with children.

The course runs over 10 days from June 2020 through to March 2021. The training days run from 9.30am - 5.30pm.
2020 dates: 11th, 12th, 25th & 26th June, 8th & 9th October
2021 dates: 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th March.

The cost of £790 per person, includes one year's membership of Forest School Association.

Feedback from course participants:
“An absolutely amazing journey that has opened my eyes, mind and soul to the benefits of Forest School”
“The trainers had a fantastic ability to put people at ease and support them on this incredible journey”
“The approach was very in keeping with the course and the content”
“Taught in a clear, supportive manner."

Dates: 
11 June 2020 to 19 March 2021
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The course runs over 10 days from June 2020 through to March 2021
Teachers
Harriet Menter
Cost: 
£790
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Harriet Menter
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0191 275 0000

Autumn- Listening in Nature

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Permaculture is about fitting humans back into Nature and truly understanding that our bodies and how we live are part of the planetary system. Experience the cycling seasons at Foxfield by connecting to the ever-changing plants, trees and wildlife living here with a series of seasonal experiential days throughout the year. Each day will show how our bodies are receptors to the wisdom and intelligence in Nature, by using simple body focusing techniques anyone can learn. These days are available FREE to previous Emergence weekend workshop attendees (see website for details), to give on-going seasonal development ,or otherwise £25 per day, discounts for group or multiple bookings, concessions for low waged. Bring veggie lunch to share in the Roundhouse .

Dates: 
4 October 2020
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10am-4pm
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£25
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Address: 
Foxfield
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01242621152
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Summer - Listening in Nature

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Permaculture is about fitting humans back into Nature and truly understanding that our bodies and how we live are part of the planetary system. Experience the cycling seasons at Foxfield by connecting to the ever-changing plants, trees and wildlife living here with a series of seasonal experiential days throughout the year. Each day will show how our bodies are receptors to the wisdom and intelligence in Nature, by using simple body focusing techniques anyone can learn. These days are available FREE to previous Emergence weekend workshop attendees (see website for details), to give on-going seasonal development ,or otherwise £25 per day, discounts for group or multiple bookings, concessions for low waged. Bring veggie lunch to share in the Roundhouse .

Dates: 
5 July 2020
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10am -4pm
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£25
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Foxfield
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Spring - Listening in Nature

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Permaculture is about fitting humans back into Nature and truly understanding that our bodies and how we live are part of the planetary system. Experience the cycling seasons at Foxfield by connecting to the ever-changing plants, trees and wildlife living here with a series of seasonal experiential days throughout the year. Each day will show how our bodies are receptors to the wisdom and intelligence in Nature, by using simple body focusing techniques anyone can learn. These days are available FREE to previous Emergence weekend workshop attendees (see website for details), to give on-going seasonal development ,or otherwise £25 per day, discounts for group or multiple bookings, concessions for low waged. Bring veggie lunch to share in the Roundhouse .

Dates: 
26 April 2020
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10am - 4pm
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£25
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Address: 
Foxfield
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Alison Ensor
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01242621152
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Hedgerow Basket Weaving

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Get cosy in the Roundhouse in front of the log burner and weave a small basket made from materials cut from Foxfield garden including brambles! Bring packed lunch, refreshments provided. Places very limited so early booking essential. £30 per person.

Dates: 
28 November 2020
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10am to 3pm
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£30
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Foxfield
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Alison Ensor
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Understanding Your Garden Eco-System

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A tour of Foxfield with an in-depth look at soil creation, wildlife gardening, habitat creation, using weeds to your advantage and understanding what weeds and other so-called ‘pests’ can tell you about your garden ecosystem balance. Mostly how to change your mind about problems and find the gardener/garden balance! £25 per person, discounts for group booking, concessions for low waged, please bring packed lunch.

Dates: 
12 September 2020
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11am- 4pm
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£25
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Foxfield
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Alison Ensor
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No-Dig Permaculture Basics

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Get the theory of why no-dig and the how to actually implement it when starting a permaculture veggie bed. Great for getting growing this season on a weedy patch or piece of lawn without killing off the life in your soil. £25, discounts for group bookings, concessions for low waged. Please bring packed lunch and warm clothes. Includes tour of Foxfield LAND Centre.

Dates: 
4 April 2020
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11am - 4pm
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£25
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Foxfield
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Permaculture Gardening at Home on the Hill

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This course includes a tour of the gardens at Home on the Hill showcasing how permaculture principles and organic gardening practices are implemented here. Includes
notes, tea and flapjack.

Unfortunately the garden is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Dates: 
11 July 2020
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11th July 2020, 2pm - 4pm
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Large privately owned organic garden

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£5.00
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18 Webb Ellis Road
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Low Carbon Living Course / Home Permaculture

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Low Carbon Living and the Climate Emergency Inspired by Holmgren's Permaculture

We can declare our own climate emergencies at home with our families and with our lives at work and at home. What would this look like? 
These evenings aim to empower us to plan for the worst and hope for the best. To shake ourselves out of the crazy panic. To uncover some ways we can make a difference in our own lives that will help reduce our carbon emissions, support the natural systems and meet our human needs.
All evenings will include:  An overview and introduction to Permaculture thinking through principles and patterns applied to low carbon living- Practical activity. Don't panic! Whats the problem? An overview of tools to apply. With an emphasis on low cost and easy to implement take home ideas solutions. A look at the 3 Bs. This workshop has been inspired by David Holmgren's RetroSuburbia. The Downshifter's Guide to a Resilient Future
Evening 1. The Behavioural Field: Patterns of Decision and Action and includes how we make beneficial connections. This is the peoplecare section. Arguably the key to change is how we behave. Carbon footprint. Calming eco-anxiety.
Evening 2 Biological Field: Patterns of life and growth. This explores effective land and resource use and includes growing food. Land regeneration.
Evening 3. Built Field: Patterns of Human Habitats. This looks at the built environment and includes eco-retrofitting your home. Energy. Water. Humanure.

This is an evolving course and we plan to harvest and share insights.

Dates: 
2 March 2020
6 April 2020
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4 May 2020 Monday evenings 6.30 to 9pm
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Cost: 
£15 an evening or £40 for all 3 advanced booking
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