Native Trees – Birch

The birch tree. The first tree on our course is, appropriately, a pioneer species. Birch trees have an incredible ability to reclaim spaces and return them to woodland. They grow on poor soil and turn it into a rich woodland ecosystem. The rest of our native trees follow. It makes sense to begin with the […]

The Wolf Moon and Fire

This Friday we see the Wolf Moon, the first full moon of 2020. Winter full moons are usually much brighter than in the summer, lighting up the barren land and helping the night time hunters through the hedgerows. The foxes pick their way through stubbly fields to find their meal, crying out for their mate, […]

Ink Making

This is the year of making. Making from the plants around me, rooting my creative practice in the land that sustains me. From growing willow and hazel, planting apple trees, foraging the hedgerows, making medicines, experimenting with plant pigments, I am learning as much as I can about the many and varied uses of each […]