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Nature Immersion: Reconnect and Rewild

campfire with people
Key Info: 
  • A chance to 'check out from all things digital'
  • Uncover the secrets of the wild wood and learn to read the landscape
  • Learning the ancient craft of creating fire

With Kara Moses and Robin Bowman

Fee: 
£ 625.00
This course is full.

Join us in this deep dive into the natural world, as we immerse ourselves in the revitalising energy of nature. Rewilding ourselves helps us to remember and refuel – to regain the power and nourishment that comes from deep nature connection, recollecting who we are and what we are part of.

Forming a temporary tribe around a flickering fire in the blaze of autumnal woods, we’ll experience how ecological consciousness arises through relationship, as an emergent property between humans and the wider natural world. Spending precious time in solitude on the land, we’ll come back to ourselves and the Earth.

Together we’ll practice broadening our sphere of awareness and minimising our sphere of disturbance, to observe nature on its own terms, and harvest the wisdom it has to offer. We’ll uncover the secrets of the wild wood, learn to read the landscape and understand its stories through bird language, tracking, and nature awareness techniques. We’ll make friends with fire, learning the ancient craft of creating fire with hands and friction. We’ll explore and live in deep time, honouring the deep-time processes which connect us with a vast evolutionary journey and all of life on Earth, and reflecting on the human story and place in the unique times we are living through. We’ll share a transformational journey that supports a wider perspective of time, space and awareness.

This is a chance to check out from all things digital, resource yourself, reflect and harvest the fruits of a strange year in the abundance of autumn.

 

This course is full.
With Kara Moses and Robin Bowman
Kara Moses

Kara Moses

Kara Moses is a facilitator of rewilding and socio-ecological regeneration. She is passionate about the transformation of self and society to become more deeply connected to nature as an essential part of rewilding, alongside widescale ecological restoration. She lives a wild life in a remote off-grid barn in the foothills of the Cambrian mountains, tracking, exploring, hunting and foraging for food and medicine, and crafting with wild materials, with a particular love of traditional tanning of animal skins.

As an educator, she co-holds the Radical Nature Connection strand of work at the Ecodharma/Ulex education centres in the Catalan Pyrenees.  She is Vice Chair of the 350-acre Cambrian Wildwood project, which is restoring ancient wildwood and other wild habitats and creating opportunities for immersion in wild nature. She also lectures on nature connection, rewilding and woodland management on Masters degrees at the Centre for Alternative Technology.

As well as running courses, her passion for the wild finds expression in writing, activism and field ecology. In the winter she takes a break from people and restores ancient woodlands (and herself!).

Robin Bowman

Avid birdwatcher, mountain walker, canoeist and wild swimmer, Robin spends extended periods of time alone in wilderness areas. He has worked with a large variety of schools and organisations, and currently runs the WildWise Hunger Games programme as well as working with young prisoners for the charity Write to Freedom. In his spare time he runs a smallholding with his young family on Dartmoor, making sausages and milking goats. Robin shares his skills, knowledge and experience with passion and humour

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Residential accommodation for "Changing the Frame"  is at Higher Close, a 20 minute walk from Schumacher College. All meals will be provided at the college.

A place can not be guaranteed unless we receive your deposit or payment on your chosen course. If you would like to apply for a bursary, please do this before making your course application.
 

Short Course Bursaries create an opportunity for an individual to experience the powerful transformative learning by joining a course that assists the participant to inspire their wider community and benefits from the participant’s own unique contribution. It is our hope that our bursaries support a wide cross section of participation on our short course programme. The number of bursaries available is limited, competition is strong and funding is not always available for every short course. Please be aware that most bursaries are in the region of 10% – 20% of the course fee so please be prepared to raise funding from other sources.  A bursary award is not intended to cover travel or incidental expenses.

Applications are viewed on a case-by-case basis and we are unable to enter into discussions on any decisions. We generally have many more applications for bursaries than we have funding available. We can only offer one bursary per person per year and priority is given to those who have not attended the college or received a bursary before. To help us support as many people as possible, please only apply if you would be unable to attend the course without a bursary.

How to apply for a bursary

NB: Please do not pay your deposit for the course yet. Any applications received where a deposit has been paid will be rejected and the deposit refunded.

Six weeks before the course is due to start all bursary applications will be considered and responded to.  If successful you will be required to accept our Bursary Terms and Conditions.

Please answer the following:

  1. What does a bursary mean to you?
  2. How will your attendance on this course benefit the wider community?
  3. If your financial situation justifies you applying for a bursary, how much are you able to contribute towards attending this course?
     

Please be prepared to supply an appropriate reference in support of your application.

More about our growing areas and philosophy

We follow ecological cycles as much as possible. Much of the food is grown in the five and half acre agroforestry field – in a system of alley cropping and in the developing forest garden. The field also has fruit trees and bushes; young nut trees; a flock of pasture fed poultry; two wild life ponds, a craft and pollinator garden and a hazel and willow coppice.

Other areas include two herb gardens; four polytunnels; a perennial no dig vegetable garden and several fruit areas. We compost our garden and kitchen waste for use on site, and use green manures for fertility building.

Our students find their time engaging with food growing, and all it entails, a truly transformative time.   Our gardens are as much about nurturing people as plants, and hundreds of students have found the contact with the land and soil to be a rich learning journey.

Integral to the College’s international learning community, you will get to know students, staff and volunteers through daily meetings and shared activities. There is also a diverse programme of events and evening talks, offered by college residents, visiting teachers and local experts.

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