Foraging, Singing, Bushcraft & Wild Camping
Deepen connection to yourself, the living world and community on one of our 2020 adult courses in Hebden Bridge & Manchester. We aim to empower you with ancient skills and knowledge whilst also drawing on contemporary science and ecology. Become more in touch with your own abilities and gain a greater sense of belonging within the wild world around you.
Ever wondered which of the vibrant green leaves that pop up in spring are edible, or what our hunter-gatherer ancestors might have eaten to see them through a winter in West Yorkshire? Could you really collect enough wild food in local woodland for a whole meal…and would a chocolate covered mushroom taste as weird as it sounds? Our foraging courses near Hebden Bridge, Calderdale are a journey through the season and the senses. We focus on getting to know the land and its wild food in a deep, immersive way that makes it easy to continue learning, gathering and cooking at home.
Singing in nature is profoundly joyful, healing and good for the soul. We are pleased to be offering another seasonal programme of ‘Live Wild Soul Sounds’ day workshops in 2020 as well as a twice-monthly evening singing group in Hebden Bridge. The Soul Sounds workshops are a chance to connect with nature and community, sing from the heart in harmony with others and learn beautiful songs from around the world, suitable for complete beginners and those with an established love of singing.
This year, we are also excited to be hosting a singing retreat in autumn.
We run courses on whittling and green woodworking. Hone your tool skills and connect with wild natural materials to create spoons, spatulas and more. This year, we are running our first ever ‘Bushcraft Mushrooms’ event– join us to learn about local mushrooms that can be used as fire lighters, first aid and food.
On our spring whittling course, you can deepen your knowledge about wild wood and learn techniques and tools for creating beautiful and useful objects.
Perhaps you are craving some wild time in nature but need to fit your adventures around a working week and other commitments. Our Micro Adventures, new for 2020, are designed to make wild time possible for more people. Micro Adventures are overnight camping experiences in the West Yorkshire woods with all of the preparation taken care of so you can show up with your camping kit, pitch up for the night in the company of likeminded souls, and head off in the morning.
The Nature Quest is a 4 day guided experience that will prepare you and support you to find the question or intention that is waiting to emerge from the core of your being. You will begin as a group, exploring, developing and preparing together for your time alone. This leads on to 24 hours solo in nature. Your solo experience will be the space to find the deep place of connection to the wisdom within you and the natural world from which magic and wisdom can emerge.
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