Foraging and Forest Bathing Day

Sunday 24th October, 10am till 4pm

Southcombe Barn, Widdecombe-in-the-Moor

£60 including fireside lunch and wild refreshments

On this immersive and relaxing course, you’ll be introduced to the sensory arts of foraging and forest therapy, and experience the restorative power of connecting back with nature through wild food and an embodied connection to the land.

You will be guid ed through relaxing and gentle ways to become fully present in your surroundings, tuning into the plant and animal world with the senses our ancestors used to thrive and survive, meeting and gathering wild edible plants, andpreparing and sharing food together around the fire.

This is a dive into seasonal foraging interwoven with forest therapy invitations to help you develop a “wildful” relationship with the land and your own inner nature.

During this course you will:

-Learn or deepen existing knowledge of plant foraging
– Experience an array of sensory practices that you can use daily to improve your wellbeing and share with others
– Connecting deeper with plants and cultivating intuition
– A relaxing and enjoyable day
– Improved self-confidence in nature
– Interconnectedness and belonging

This course is suitable for you if you:
– are completely new to foraging or if you wish to build on your existing knowledge and confidence
– wish to deepen your connection to the natural world
– would benefit from learning nature-based techniques for relaxation and wellbeing

Your Guides

The course is led by Emma Capper from Creative Journeys in Nature and Myrtle Cooper from Wild and Curious Foraging. 

Wild food courses are led by Myrtle Cooper, a forager, wild food and ecological educator and guide. Myrtle founded Wild & Curious Foraging and has been leading wild food courses since completing an MSc in Ecological Food Systems, where she developed sensory and intuitive ways to reconnect people with plants, the land and ourselves, experiences that invite you to enter into the life world of plants, and to take the time to develop your own unique relationship with them.

Emma Capper is founder of Creative journeys in Nature. She is a certified Nature and Forest therapy guide with a wealth of experience as an expressive artist and creative facilitator.

She offers regular “Wanders for Wellbeing” on the Dartington Hall Estate and Bakers Park, Newton Abbot. Emma offers simple invitations to help you become fully present in your senses experiencing the forest from an authentic place of heart with the curiosity of a child. 

Cancellation Policy

Tickets are refundable, less the booking fee, up to 3 weeks prior to the event. After this they may be exchanged or refunded if your place is able to be filled.