Finding Our Place in the Web of Life

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10 Sep 2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


How do you perceive your connection to nature and the ecological systems upon which we ultimately depend? This course is an invitation to experience the living world we are part of, as an infinite web of relationships.

“We’ve moved from being a part of nature to being apart from nature.” David Attenborough, A Life on Our Planet

You will have the opportunity to become grounded in nature through your senses. By being more present to the living world around you, it is possible to enhance your connection to nature and experience yourself as a part of the greater whole.  To help to recognize our place in the web of life we will introduce the concept of the Ecological Self, which has its roots in deep ecology. You will have time to reflect and experience this model within the natural world.

Our aim is to enrich your experiences in the natural world and reflect on your place within it. This course is likely to interest you if you are seeking to connect or deepen your connection with the natural world and counter the aspects of modern life that treat people as separate from nature.  It is intended to be a balance of learning, playing, sharing, reflecting, and having time out on the land at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre.  The course is inclusive, to be enjoyed whether you are, old, or young, mobile or not so mobile, new to, or experienced in being out in nature. 

 

Our course will run from 10am until 4pm.  We will offer hot drinks and light refreshments.  Please bring your own lunch.

 

If you have any questions about the course, please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth enquiries@dolfach.co.uk or Glenn glenn@glennstrachan.co.uk

Your co-facilitators:

Glenn Strachan, PhD, MSc.

Glenn started his working life in agriculture before returning to full time education and qualifying as a teacher. He has taught in a wide range of educational settings over the last thirty years as well as working on a series of projects related to education and sustainable development. Since 2008 Glenn has been a trustee of the Shared Earth Trust charity, which runs the Denmark Farm Conservation Centre. He is passionate about encouraging people to see themselves as part of the ecology of the planet.

Elizabeth Neagle, MA (Hons), MSc.

Farmer & Ecotherapist – Cultivating resilience and healing within a Living World

Elizabeth Neagle lives on a small mixed farm that sits within the Clettwr valley, in rural south Ceredigion.  Passionate about reconnecting humans with nature, Elizabeth is a Director of Dol Fach Community Interest Company (CIC). Dol Fach’s purpose is to facilitate resilience and responsibility in our dramatically changing world through the provision of land-based activities, transformative practices, and courses. This year we have started growing, harvesting and drying herbs with medicinal properties.  We hope to inspire and encourage others to also learn about and form healing relationships with the plants that thrive in their local area.

 

 

Fee: £55 per person

Click here to read our terms and conditions of booking

  • This workshop will take place according to COVID safety regulations at the time of running.
  • Please do not attend if you should be self-isolating for any reason.
  • Please come prepared to work outdoors (with plenty of warm clothing and a blanket too if you feel the cold). 

You may also be interested in other creative workshops at Denmark Farm. Please see our events calendar for our full list. 

All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.

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Finding Our Place in The Web of Life £55.00

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