Foraging, Seed and Song
Forest From Seed Courses
We are delighted to be partnering with the Children’s Forest for events in late Autumn.
These will focus on gathering seeds and growing trees from healthy local tree seeds,
alongside connective cultural practices such as singing, crafting, storytelling and
We recommend participating in both the Foraging and Forest from Seed workshops.
This training is subsidised by the People’s Project funding.
About this two day workshop
Explore Tree Lore and foraging, make food and medicine from trees, learn crafts and games connected with those species and seed saving for planting.
Participants will be given information on safe foraging and plant use, creative ideas for nature connection practices with trees, including story and song, crafts and games. You’ll learn how to support children in their developing relationship to the trees through cultivating head, heart and hands approach.
We will introduce the principles of reciprocity and how we can bring this into our Forest School practice as we gather and sew the seeds of the trees for the future generations.
The course will cover
- Provide practical skills to correctly identify key local plants and trees that provide food and medicines
- Learn how to gather plants with safety, care and respect
- Learn ancestral and modern techniques to process the plants
- Provide practical knowledge for conservation and propagation of the plants
- Understanding the risks and benefits of foraging
- Building a sense of belonging to the land through connecting with the plants through the seasons
- Cultivate life long relationships with the plants and trees in our local areas
This course will take place at our stunning woodland site located at Mill Woods, near Laughton, East Sussex, BN8 6BP
Dates: October 30th and 31st 2023
Time: 10am – 4pm
Facilitators: Anna Richardson and Lucinda Warner (medical herbalist)
Fee: £80 for the 2 days
Location: Mill Woods, Park Lane, Laughton, East Sussex
About the Course Facilitators
Lucinda Warner: Lucinda is a medicinal Herbalist, naturopath and nature lover. She loves to spend time on the Downs with the plants that grow there and can often be found in her kitchen blending, brewing, bottling and batching any number of strange and wonderful potions and elixirs. Lucinda loves sharing her experience of the many gifts that the natural world has to offer and empowering others to know and use some of the common plants that grow freely around us. You can find her at www.whisperingearth.co.uk
Anna Richardson: Anna has been a nature mentor and trained forest school leader for over 20 years, working with children of all ages and mentoring adults in plant lore, foraging, nature connection and bushcraft. The 8 Shields deeply informs Anna’s work and approach. She is passionate about connecting to nature through creativity and reverence for life and is also a forest school trainer through Circle of Life Rediscovery and has co-authored two books: ‘Learning with Nature’ and ‘The Children’s Forest’. Anna is the founder of the Children’s Forest.
Why learn with Circle of Life Rediscovery?
Circle of Life Rediscovery CIC is committed to transforming education, health and family and supporting people to reach their potential through nature.
We have over 25 years of experience in training professionals and inspiring thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds into the outdoors in both the UK, Ireland, Portugal and SE Asia.
We are a leading organisation in nature connection and personal development. As such, we’ve received many grants and awards for our work with groups across different ages and backgrounds.