Seed Song & Tending; Community day

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Adults £25-£50 (sliding scale), children £5

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About the course

Join us for this community day to wander the land & gather tree seeds. Meet some of our native trees & learn about their ecology, lore, food & medicine through song & story.

We will gather fruits & nuts for food, make tea & save seeds for sowing.

You will learn how to germinate the different tree seeds for sowing & have opportunity in the spring to plant them out in a Forest From Seed tree nursery where they will be tended & one day planted out in the Children’s Forests.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • This course is intended for adults and accompanied children.

The course will cover

  • Learn about our native trees through songs and stories .
  • Explore tree lore, ecology, food and medicine.
  • Learn how to germinate different tree seeds for sowing.
  • An opportunity to create nourishing connection with others, to honour and celebrate the trees, engage with simple ceremony and have time to slow down and listen to the land.

About the tutors

Erica Shorter: Erica has been learning and playing in nature as a Forest School Leader and Nature Connection Mentor for over 10 years. She is happiest wandering barefoot in the forest and brings a flavour of deep nature connection into her work with children and adults. She is informed and inspired by the 8 Shields and is passionate about creating spaces for people to deeply connected with nature and their inner landscapes.

Lucinda Warner: Lucinda is a medicinal Herbalist, naturopath and nature lover. She loves to spend time on the Downs with the plants that grow there and can often be found in her kitchen blending, brewing, bottling and batching any number of strange and wonderful potions and elixirs. Lucinda loves sharing her experience of the many gifts that the natural world has to offer and empowering others to know and use some of the common plants that grow freely around us. You can find her at


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