EVENTS AND COURSES

Course and event overview:

22nd- 24th June – WEAVING WITH MOSS with Jeanette Gray

20th- 24th July – INTRODUCTION TO REWILDING: Principles and Practices of Ecological Restoration with Kara Moses

12th- 19th August – WILD WEAVING IMMERSION with Jeanette Gray

17th- 21st August – REWILDING SPIRITUALITY #2: A Spiritual Exploration of our Connection to the Natural World, 5 Day Immersion with Kara Moses

21st- 23rd September – COILED GRASS BASKETS with Jeanette Gray

For booking or more details on any of these courses or events, please see below.

WEAVING WITH MOSS with JEANETTE GRAY

June 22nd-24th 2018

Come and gather, plait, cord and sew locally abundant Hairmoss into beautiful and unusual baskets and bags.

The course will be held onsite at Bwlch Corog. Simon Ayres from Cambrian Wildwood will lead a walk and talk as part of the weekend.

The weekend will include shared accommodation in our holiday cottages. Camping is also available, or a non-residential option for those living locally. Breakfast and dinner will be provided but students are asked to bring packed lunches.

Cost:

fully accommodated: £220 single/£200 shared

camping: £150

non-residential: £130

For more information or to book, contact:

weavingwild@gmail.com or visit: https://www.weavingwild.co.uk

                                                     

INTRODUCTION TO REWILDING

Principles and Practices of Ecological Restoration

July 20th-24th 2018

A practical and theoretical course in ecological restoration held at the Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth.. Building on the success of the 2017 weekend course, the first of its kind, this course will include a similar three-day introduction and then an additional two-day Going Deeper option for those who have completed the introductory days (2017 or 2018).

The course will give an introduction and broad overview of the basic principles and practices of rewilding and ecological restoration, to enable you to understand how these might be applied in your own context – be that as a landowner, conservationist or local campaigner. Includes site visits to local projects including Cambrian Wildwood.

Tutors include Mick Green (Rewilding Britain), Steve Carver (Wildland Research Institute) and Kara Moses (CAT, Wales Wild Land Foundation) plus others TBC.

WILD WEAVING IMMERSION with JEANETTE GRAY

August 12th-19th 2018

 

An exciting opportunity to spend a week living wild in the Welsh hills, gathering materials from the land and learning several ancient basketry techniques including:

frame baskets

coiled grass baskets

moss plaiting

stake and strand basketry

This is an immersion course and will involve wild camping and camp craft. Facilities will be basic and our time will be spent entirely in the beauty of the outdoors. The course will include a midweek walk with a local folklorist and storyteller.

​This is a collaboration with Jane and Jessie from Nettleseed. To see their work visit: https://nettleseed.co.uk

Price £380-450 sliding scale

For more information or to book, contact:

weavingwild@gmail.com or visit: https://www.weavingwild.co.uk

 

REWILDING SPIRITUALITY #2

A Spiritual Exploration of our Connection to the Natural World

5 Day Immersion

August 17th-21st 2018

Wales Wild Land Trustee Kara Moses will be running a 5-day retreat at Cambrian Wildwood’s Bwlch Corog site to take this exploration deeper, following a successful weekend exploration in 2017.

What does it mean to rewild ourselves, to rewild our spiritual lives, to connect with wild nature on the deepest possible level? Through meditation and reflection, discussion, ritual, experiential activities and play, together we will live simply as a community and explore what a spiritual connection with the earth means for each of us and how we can bring this into our daily lives. This retreat, held in a stunning wild valley in West Wales, is for people of any or no particular spiritual tradition who want to bring the Earth more explicitly into their practice, as well as those without any formal practice who wish to explore nature-based spirituality. Income-dependent suggested donation £270-470 (but get in touch if finances are a barrier).

More information available here: www.RewildEverything.org 

COILED GRASS BASKETS with JEANETTE GRAY

September 21st-23rd 2018

 

We will collect wild grasses to coil and create unique and delicate baskets.

The course will be held onsite at Bwlch Corog. Simon Ayres from Cambrian Wildwood will lead a walk and talk as part of the weekend.

The Saturday night will also include magical tales from local storyteller Milly Jackdaw.

The weekend will include shared accommodation in our holiday cottages. Camping is also available, or a non-residential option for those living locally. Breakfast and dinner will be provided but students are asked to bring packed lunches.

Cost:

fully accommodated: £220 single/£200 shared

camping: £150

non-residential: £130

​For more information or to book, contact:

weavingwild@gmail.com or visit: https://www.weavingwild.co.uk

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