My online mentoring sessions and personal consultations are for people who are seeking inspiration, direction and guidance about topics such as:
Manifesting Your Dreams Herb Crafting Urban Foraging Working with Nature Urban Paganism Nature Based Spirituality Healthy Natural Lifestyle Green Websites and Businesses Permaculture Gardening Increasing Self Sufficiency Gardening with Children Green Community Projects . . . → Read More: Mentoring and Consultations
At first glance it may seem that these early spring weeks are quite dark and dull. But look a little closer and you will see that there are a lot of beautiful flowers around at the moment. Here is one of my Imbolc favourites: Japanese quince (Chaenomeles japonica) Japanse sierkwee.
This plant has edible . . . → Read More: Japanese Quince
For information about my online/blended apprenticeship course, please see this link.
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Here are some of the questions which people have been asking about it and my responses:
Can I join any time or am I too late? Have I missed a start date? You are very welcome . . . → Read More: UH Online Apprenticeship FAQs
In recent years, I have disappointed many people when my apprenticeship course became so quickly full or because they couldn’t make every meeting or because they lived too far away. So, after much thought and planning I am about to launch a blended learning version of my course! I am very excited about this . . . → Read More: UH Apprenticeship Online!
Here is an outline of my personal foraging rules, for picking edible plants in urban environments.
Above all, be considerate, careful and moderate whether harvesting from your own plants or those growing in public spaces. Be: Accurate Light Clean Legal Enriching Safe
1. Accurate Harvest 100% CERTAINTY OF IDENTIFICATION Know the plant, know the . . . → Read More: Lynn’s Urban Foraging Rules
The very end of October is marked as the end and beginning of the Pagan wheel of the year. The Wild Hunt is said to rip through the world at Samhain, claiming those souls who have passed from their physical bodies that year, gathering them up and taking them safely to the Otherworld. Often at . . . → Read More: Samhain
Aurel Chaoul taught me how to really make water kefir a couple of years ago. One beautiful Beltane evening in the River of Herbs orchards, he showed a bewitched group of us how to set up a batch. He added chewed over apple cores, squeezed out lemons, bits of ginger, a liberal amount of caster . . . → Read More: Forager’s Kefir
Let’s face it, some herbs are hard to swallow – not because they are chewy or toxic but because they just taste sooooo strong that they make your toes curl and your hair stand on end!
One solution to the issue of strong but necessary herbal taste, is to create an Oxymel. These are . . . → Read More: Sweet Contradiction
I am delighted to offer a series of free-standing half day workshops to develop the magical side of your life.
Each session focuses on different ways to live in deep connection with nature and spirit, whether you are based in the city or countryside. The workshop series (running through autumn 2015 – spring 2016) . . . → Read More: Feeling Witchy?
I’ve led a few herb walks recently and have had a lovely time meeting new people along the way. Today I ran my first herb walk in Diemerpark. It’s such an interesting location. Until just a few years ago the sunny open site was a rubbish dump for toxic waste. The council had the . . . → Read More: Hot summer herbs