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Courses

Courses

We run a variety of nature based courses designed to support reconnection with the land, inspiring a deeper connection to nature, self and others.

These courses are for those wishing to further their own knowledge and skills in these areas as well as for those who already facilitate groups in nature. All of our courses are taught by passionate nature mentors with a wealth of experience and a love of creating connective, inclusive and inspiring experiences.

For children’s courses, we highly recommend the courses ran by our partners over at Cultivating Curiosity, with whom we work closely.

We offer three types of courses:

SHORT COURSES

Our short courses are open to anyone looking to deepen connection to nature and learn reciprocal ways of working in harmony with the earth as our ancestors once did. They provide valuable CDP skills and knowledge to share with your own children or the groups you work with.

FACILITATORS COURSE

Aimed at outdoor educators working with children who wish to join our facilitation team. From an introduction to Children’s Forest, to a deep immersion in the Four Step Journey, our course offers an experiential connection to our approach alongside the skills and resources needed to equip you on your journey.

COMMUNITY COURSES

Upcoming Courses & Events

June 29th 2024, 10-2pm

Summer Family Forage & Medicine Making

Adults £20-£45 (sliding scale), children £5

Join us for a morning of gathering and crafting medicines from the forest, hedgerows and meadows, followed by an afternoon of medicine making, song, story and games. Adults and accompanied children are welcome.

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July 5th 2023, 10-1pm

Oak Wisdom journey Workshop (for adults)

£20-£45 (sliding scale)

Deepen your connection to the mighty Oak as we embark on a beautiful drum journey into the heart of the Oak. Learn tree lore, medicine and the plentiful gifts of Oak and receive wisdom and guidance from this sacred tree. Experience the nurturing effects of nature as we attune to the subtle energies of trees and receive their gifts of relaxation and rejuvenation.

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July 9th 2023, 9.30-2.30pm

Tending & Ecology CPD workshop (for adults)

£55-£80 (sliding scale)

Guided by ecologist Tom Forward, this practical day will be an introduction to identification of easy-to-do species groups and common survey tools and methodologies for recording wildlife at your site. Turn species data into biological records using a free online platform to store and share information.

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September 21st 2024, 10-3pm

Autumn Equinox Community Celebration

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

We will gather together at the Autumn Equinox to celebrate the land and the bounty of the years harvest. Wandering together we will learn about tree and plant lore as we gather wild berries and nuts, celebrating the gifts they provide through song and story. Bringing together home grown vegetables from the Spring Rise garden with the wild food we have foraged, we will cook stew on the fire as we craft.

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September 28th 2024, 10-3pm

Seed Song & Tending; Community day

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

Join us 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, and tend to the trees at the Children's Forest on this land.

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October 12-13th 2024, 10-4pm

Forests From Seed: 2-day workshop (for adults)

Standard fee: £85, Supporters fee: £100, Supported / concessionary fee: £65.

Located at our small tree nursery, participants will learn how to set up their own, for a school, forest school, community or even in their garden. We will learn how to respectfully forage, process and germinate tree seeds and also to use the fruits and nuts for food and medicine. We will look at different ways of treating various kinds of seed in order to germinate and grow them into saplings and how to tend the growing trees for optimal health of future forest plantings.

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October 26th 2024, 10-3pm

Seed Song & Tending; Community day

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

Join us 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, and tend to the trees at the Children's Forest on this land.

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October 31st 2024, 11-4pm

Acorn & Ancestors; Community day

Adults £25-£50, children £5

Join us as we gather together to process and eat acorns. We will honour the ancestors and future generations with song and craft as we celebrate the Celtic new year at Samhain.

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December 15th 2024, 11-3pm

Winter Community Celebration

Adults £20-£45 (sliding scale), children £5

Come & celebrate the trees together with us this Winter Solstice at Spring Rise. Fun & crafts for all the family. There will be singing & storytelling around a hearty fire, and tree based crafts galore. Make Christmas tree decorations, wreaths, healing tree salves for gifts and more. Learn how to plant holly seeds which will one day be planted out in the Children's Forests.

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May 22-25th 2025

Three day Facilitator Training Course ~ Sussex

Standard fee: £500, Supporters fee: £650 (contact us for Concessionary fee). Paying the supporters fee enables us to offer concessionary fees. (payment plans are possible)

The Children’s Forest Facilitator course is an immersive 3-day camp that aims to provide participants with a deep nature immersion experience in a beautiful Sussex woodland while experiencing the four step journey of the Children’s Forest. Our aim is to create a heart centred learning experience that will inspire you to create your own tree planting projects through nature connection practice, practical knowledge and indigenous wisdom.

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