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Nature based, hands-on workshops to suit you

Looking to learn a fascinating new skill while surrounded by nature?

 

We have various workshops on offer that we hope will help relax and calm your mind by bringing your focus in to the 'here and now'.

All workshops are are environmentally friendly, and have grown from her passion for wellbeing of people and the natural environment.

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Learn to Weave

Learn to Weave

Emma is committed to passing on traditional skills taught to her by the late English Master Weaver, Mr. Ivor Hancock.

... and, to use locally sourced willow. 

Places are limited, so early booking advisable. Use of tools and willow provided.

We offer private (1 to 1), semi-private (2 in a group), small groups of adults and parent/child workshops.

We also work with specialist groups such as work/organisations, charities, clubs etc.

 

If the dates and workshops we offer don't fit,

get in touch, and we'll do our best to tailor something specific for your needs.

It may be possible to host a workshop at your premises; and, we also offer talks and demonstrations.

Weaving Lessons:

Have a look on our workshops page to see which basket or willow craft you are drawn to making.

You can practice your skills in future lessons and learn different techniques and weaving styles.

Snacks and foraged herb teas throughout the day are included; bring a packed lunch.

Venue:

We work from an open-sided barn so bring warm clothes.

Wear sensible footwear, the ground is unlevel in places, and the compost loo is a 4-minute walk away across two meadows.

 

Other Bits:

See individual courses for specifics; finish times are approximate and depend on how people get on, on the day.

We recommend you have the evening off after your day of weaving, because so much concentration can be tiring!!

Apart from private lessons, a minimum of 2-persons are needed to run other workshops.

Interested? Phone: 07957 161748 or email: emmafinch@hotmail.com with any questions, or

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Wild Berries
Wild Food Foraging

Wild Food Foraging

Want to know more about wild foods?

For millions of years, we've evolved in harmony with nature – understanding which wild foods we could eat during which seasons.

But now, with the advent of modern life, we’ve become disconnected from this ancestral wisdom.

 

What You’ll Learn:

  • Skills to identify wild foods by working closely with your senses and intuition

  • How to recognise at least a dozen wild edible plants, including some of the poisonous ones not to mistake them for

  • How to harvest safely and sustainably

  • How to use the herbs to make teas and learn ways of adding them to your meals

  • How our relationship with wild edibles helps us on the path of wellbeing

  • How to live in harmony with nature to have a healthy body and mind

  • The laws of foraging

 

Other Bits:

  • Please wear sensible footwear and clothes (especially when it’s muddy and cold) ; bring a notebook, pens and pencils.

  • Check workshops for specific dates and times. 

  • The venue will depend on where the herbs are abundant that day.

  • If the dates and workshops we offer don't fit, get in touch, and we'll do our best to tailor something specific for your needs.

A minimum of 2-persons needed to run a workshop.

Interested? Phone: 07957 161748 or email: emmafinch@hotmail.com with any questions, or

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What others say about our foraging workshops ...

'I WAS AMAZED AT HOW MUCH THERE WAS THAT COULD BE FORAGED EVEN FROM A HEDGE ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD ... I FELT VERY SAFE AND WELL LOOKED AFTER DURING THE WALK' Jane, 2018

'EMMA HAS A PASSION FOR SHARING HER VAST KNOWLEDGE OF THE NATIVE PLANTS AROUND US AND A HUMBLE AWARENESS THAT OUR EXPERIENCES AND RELATIONSHIPS TO THEM ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING TOO. HER ELOQUENCE OF EXPRESSION WAS WONDERFUL TO LISTEN TO.' Rowan, 2018

Project Plant

Project Plant

Reconnecting With The Wild Edibles

 

Not so long ago, we communed with plants on a daily basis.

They knew what we needed from them to keep us healthy and balanced.

And, we knew which plants we could eat – or those to help heal ourselves.

Over time, this dialogue and innate knowing has been suppressed.

What you’ll gain:

In addition to the skills taught on our Sensory Based Wild Food Foraging workshops, our Project Plant course will deepen your knowledge and you'll learn how to reawaken an inner dialogue with plants.

Specifically, you will gain skills in:

  • Reconnecting with the plants on an emotional, intuitive and physical level

  • Meditating with the plants

  • Developing an Inquisitive Mind

  • Making tinctures, balms and infused oils

  • Learning the benefits of monthly collaborations with each plant

  • Deepening your intuition

Other Things:

On this 6-month course, you'll need to bring:

  • An open mind

  • Wet weather gear/warm clothes

  • Something to sit on (sheepskin, ideally)

  • Pens, pencils and/or paints

  • Organic lunch to share (preferably vegan/vegetarian, and wheat/sugar-free if possible)

  • Baskets for foraging

  • Sensible shoes/boots

  • A notebook and/or drawing book

  • Drinking water

When: The course would be held one morning p/month over six consecutive months, 5-hours each time we meet.

Where: At Satori and other locations depending on where the herbs are abundant when we meet.

Cost: We're considering £60 p/person p/session (£300/course); max. 8 p/group; and would ask for a deposit to secure your place.

 

Interested?

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What others say about Project Plant...

'I CANNOT RECOMMEND [EMMA] OR HER LOVELY SATORI FIELDS HIGHLY ENOUGH FOR ANYONE ON THEIR JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY AND GROWTH. SHE GENEROUSLY GIVES OF HER GIFTS AND THE ABUNDANCE OF HER FIELDS AND WOODLANDS' Anon, 2018

'THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LEADING ME ON THIS PLANT JOURNEY... IT HAS BEEN VERY INSPIRING AND INFORMATIVE. I HAVE ENJOYED SPENDING TIME WITH YOU AND THE GROUP, SHARING OUR EXPERIENCES AND LEARNING FROM ONE ANOTHER. FOR ME IT HAS BEEN A NEW WAY OF LOOKING AT PLANTS. I AM FEELING A GREATER RESPECT AND UNDERSTANDING FOR WHAT THE PLANTS CAN HELP US WITH AND HOW THEY CAN AFFECT US IN MANY WAYS.' Anon, 2018

'MEDITATING ON ONE PLANT OVER A MONTH ALSO GAVE ME THE TIME TO REFLECT ON MY LIFE AND HOW I AM LIVING IT. REMEMBERING TO STOP TO TAKE TIME FOR THE PROJECT AND MYSELF HAS BEEN VERY GOOD FOR ME.' Sarah, 2019

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