Category: Sustainability

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!

COME AND EXPLORE EARTH ENERGIES

COME AND EXPLORE EARTH ENERGIES

So excited to be getting back to real live events with real live people in real live Nature! This workshop is the first in our series exploring the Elements, and it is being held at Yew Lodge, a lovely country house on the Surrey / Sussex borders, set in 10 acres of gardens and woodlands. En-suite bedroom accommodation is available for those who would like to make a weekend of it – and why wouldn’t 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  

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...

So what is Sustainability anyway?

So what is Sustainability anyway?

There is nothing new about Sustainability – the fact that it is officially being brought under the cover of the Indigo Umbrella to take its rightful place alongside Science and Spirituality is merely an acknowledgment that this is where it should have been since the start. Each month I produce a newsletter for the members of the Indigo tribe, and there is usually a mid-month update too. In a recent newsletter, one of our long-standing Indigos, Margaret Tyzack-More, a wise woman of the tribe in this lifetime (and in many others, I feel sure) and a long-time champion of Sustainability, wrote this piece for us: Well now class, what does this much used buzz word really mean? Looking at the etymology we find it comes from Latin. SUB        TENERE               from below              to hold                  SUSTINERE                     to hold up, sustain The Oxford English Dictionary also has this as one of its meanings. The way ‘sustainability’ is used today seems to mean many things. What does it mean to you? Answers...

Adding Sustainability to the Mix

Adding Sustainability to the Mix

Indigo Umbrella was founded back in October 2014, with the strapline “where Science meets Spirituality”. It is long overdue that Sustainability is officially added to the mix and the programme is actively being expanded to embrace this. There are various aspects to this, including hemp as a sustainable crop; medicinal use of cannabis; forest gardens; ecology in action. Now, more than ever, we can see all around us that it is vital to bring these elements – Science, Spirituality and Sustainability – closer together. The energy shifts are moving us into the Age of Aquarius, an age of sharing and caring, community and co-operation, and respect for our beautiful planet. A permanent home for the Indigos will allow us to practice what we preach, and we are working on that – but in the meantime, let’s just all do what we can to look after ourselves, to stay positive, to help others at this time. In the words of the Indigo mantra: Stand your Ground. Speak your Truth. Shine your Light.