Plant and Herb Wisdom: Guardians of the Forest. Bioregion: Britain & Ireland.
Traditional forest knowledge for spiritual, ecological and cultural transformation.
This module focuses primarily on Gaelic knowledge of plants, herbs and soil, and the importance of knowing your land and forests. The module builds on the preceding learning to focus on wellbeing and medicinal connections between humans and plants, and the importance of trees and soil in the affirmation of a sense of belonging and connection.
19 May 2021:
Workshop 1 led by Sharon Blackie on native British and Irish myths about the role of women as guardians and protectors of the land.
Workshop 2 led by Sioned Jones on earth protection and guerrilla environmentalism against monoculture plantation in West Cork.
26 May 2021:
Workshop 1 led by Angharad Wynne on walking practices and knowing ancestral lands in the Welsh tradition.
Workshop 2 led by Glennie Kindred on ancient groves, herbal healing and the spiritual properties of trees.