It truly does feel like Spring is here! And with Spring, thoughts turn to longer days, sunshine and the Summer ahead. Here’s some of what Steward Community Woodland offers at festivals throughout the season…
As well as courses held at the woods, Steward Community Woodland members also offer free festival workshops- Sonia, John and Ollie offer free workshops and talks at festivals based on nature connection and living in community on the land, as well as holding a space where people can come and peruse information and photos and ask questions about home education, wild food and medicine, community life, forest gardening, food growing, forest management, communication techniques, appropriate technology and self sufficiency, and sign up for more in depth courses held at the woodland.
Primitive Fire Making – Enables participants to experience the ancient art of fire by friction, learn to identify suitable materials from the landscape around them, get hands on experience of the ember making process and finally ignite tinder bundles. Ancient Bow and hand drill techniques are covered. Participants often report higher self esteem and feelings of empowerment after such an experience.
Survival Shelter Building – John covers the principles of building real life survival shelters from just the natural materials around, incorporating tree and plant identification. These shelters have and will continue to save lives around the world.
Nature Connection – Through games and activities that enhance sensory awareness, adults and children learn to move practically unseen in nature thus deepening their connection and improving the chances of close encounters with wildlife.
Healing Hedgerow Workshops – People come on the Healing Hedgerow walks and talks at festivals and learn to identify, sustainably harvest & preserve their own health tonics and elixirs from Mother Nature. Individuals are also given the opportunity to purchase some of the finest, home made, sustainably wildcrafted, hedgerow preserves made from the plant life at Steward Wood, enabling people who do not ordinarily have access to organic wilderness the opportunity to keep their families healthy and nourished while supporting this valuable project.
Remember, you can watch our film and read all about our project and the current situation over here at the crowdfunder page. For more about this part of the campaign to save our community and homes, read this blog post.
Thank you for your continuing interest and support – together, we can make an amazing breakthrough for low-impact living in the UK!