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Environment

EARTH: the workshop, Sunday 3rd October 2021

EARTH: the workshop, Sunday 3rd October 2021

Here is a short video – less than 10 minutes – where Richard Creightmore and Nicola Peel tell you about their work and what they will be sharing with you at the Earth workshop on Sunday 3rd October 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5Myx6aBQYU Venue is a lovely country house on the Surrey / Sussex borders. Tickets are £80 for the day, to include light refreshments and 2-course buffet lunch. Limited en-suite accommodation is available at the venue if required or desired – with some 10 acres of gardens and woodlands to enjoy, why not take a bit of time for you? If you would like to book your place, please get in touch – judy@indigoumbrella.co.uk I look forward to hearing from you!

Nicola Peel interview

Nicola Peel interview

Nicola Peel is an environmental solutionist, an author, a speaker – and a real powerhouse! Here, she talks about her work in the Amazon rainforests, and about her sessions at the EARTH workshop on Sunday 3rd October. She will talk about aspects of her work at the workshop, and will lead a vision quest in the beautiful grounds and woodland. Given the years of work she has done with indigenous tribes, shamans and healers, this will be a very powerful, highly personal experience for each individual there. The workshop is in a country house on the Surrey / Sussex borders, which has some en-suite accommodation for those who would like to stay over before or after the event. Tickets are £80 for the day to include light refreshments and a buffet-style lunch. More information from me on 07597 020 512.

Exploring the Elements – Earth – Interviews

Exploring the Elements – Earth – Interviews

You can find links here to interviews that I have done with our two key speakers for the day – environmental solutionist Nicola Peel; and geomancer, water diviner and Feng Shui master Richard Creightmore. Tickets to this full-day workshop – in real life, with real people, in real Nature – are just £80 to include a real two-course buffet lunch.  More information if needed from me at:    judy@indigoumbrella.co.uk Here’s me with Richard Creightmore:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ychQA5_23kg And here’s me with Nicola Peel          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjE9_2m9wXY  

Exploring the Elements: a series of one-day workshops

Exploring the Elements: a series of one-day workshops

I am really excited to share early information about a series of one-day workshops under the title Exploring the Elements. The first of these, Earth, will take place on  Sunday 3rd October 2021 at Yew Lodge, on the Surrey / Sussex borders. International environmentalist, inspirational speaker and solutionist Nicola Peel will be the anchor speaker at all four of the workshops, which follow the seasons. She is joined for the Earth day by Richard Creightmore, Geomancer, Water Diviner, Earth Acupuncturist and Feng Shui Master. Together they will lead a day of theory and practice, in the classroom and in the beautiful gardens and woodland. Nicola will talk about some of the projects she has been involved with in the Amazon region with indigenous people, and will lead a vision quest so everyone has a chance to “journey”. Richard will talk about earth energies and leys, and their implications for health & wellbeing of places and people. He will also lead a practical session in the grounds, dowsing leys – everyone can practice with him – and giving a demonstration of earth acupuncture. Price for the day is £80 to include light refreshments and a two-course buffet lunch. Limited en-suite accommodation...

Don’t Urbanise the Downs

Don’t Urbanise the Downs

This is personal, I admit. I was brought up in a little village at the foot of the South Downs, so it is an area I know well. The idea that one of the other little villages is under threat from Eton College – yes, THAT Eton College – is going to build 3,000 homes on prime farming land would be laughable if it were not so serious. https://www.donturbanisethedowns.com/?fbclid=IwAR26P1AjxQRhJ48Qz3gZw8hdecqc-bRdxHvRn8C4WV6PXatpRdg_w9CMwGA

What is a Forest Garden?

What is a Forest Garden?

According to the Agroforestry Research Trust, a Forest Garden is ” a designed agronomic system based on trees, shrubs and perennial plants. These are mixed in such a way as to mimic the structure of a natural forest – the most stable and sustainable type of ecosystem in this climate.” It is the way that Nature herself works in many settings, with trees providing cover and protection for an array of bushes and smaller plants that flourish in harmony closer to the earth. They take a lot of careful planning to set up, to get the balance right, but once established they can provide a very good return for the space. They don’t have to be huge, either – you don’t have to own a whole forest to have one – when done well, they can be scaled down to domestic garden size. With growing pressure on land, and with increasing numbers of people wanting to grow their own fruit and vegetables, if only to ensure quality and freshness, this could be the way forward. A simple forest garden will have three layers – trees, shrubs and ground plants – but why stop there? There can be up to seven...