WildLearning at Pouquelaie Vinery aims to learn from nature and encompasses several branches. The natural thread linking them all is Permaculture. Permaculture is a design system based on the observation of natural ecosystems that can help us create harmonious, resilient and beneficial human systems. Dates below.
The ‘Introduction to Permaculture’ course led by teacher Aranya (www.designedvisions.com) in Oct 2009 kicked off learning at WildGuernsey. In time we will be running further workshops based around sustainable living: ‘Seaweed for the soil, skin and soul’, ‘DIY solar water heater’, ‘Nettles and nutrients’. For now we are putting our time into the land projects and building up the fertility and planting, after a long input of energy of getting the wildcamping off the ground with planning and preparation
For three years we have run workshops based around foraging including ‘An Introduction to WildFood’,’ An Introduction to foraging on the Seashore’, ‘Taster WildFood’, ‘Lime plastering’, ‘WildFood for Scouts’.
For 2012 we are offering not only the WildFood workshops, but also Bushcraft, Seaweed and nettle workshops. Many families, couples and individuals who stay on site for the Wildcamping join us for a 1-3 hr workshop, embracing the experience of living on the land.
2012 Dates of Workshops
Sat 21st April ‘ Introduction to WildFood’ Foraging 13.30 – 16.30 hrs. £30 including tapas – great weather and tasty winkles and creamed seabeet were enjoyed by all!
Tuesday 8th May 16.00 – 18.00 hrs. £20 each, a forage, nibble and sharing of which plants you can add to your meals.
Saturday 19th May 14.30-16.00 hrs – Private group- this walk is full.
Saturday 1st Sept 13.00-16.00 hrs Introduction to Wildfood workshop in association with www.tasteguernsey.com £30 each, including tapas.
Sunday 2nd Sept 14.00-15.30 hrs Walk and Graze in association with www.tasteguernsey.com £15 each.
Please email for details. Bookings only, no turning up on the day!
Outdoor learning: We offer a location for schools to tie in with their outdoor learning curriculum and also provide activities for young people such as orienteering, bushcraft skills, team and shelter building.
Duke of Edinburghs Award: The site is an ideal location close to Pleinmont for walking and tucked away surrounded by green lanes and paths, making getting to us even more of an adventure. The site is natural and allows the young people to experience true WildCamping.
WildGuernsey can also offer packages tailored to the specific requirements of groups up to 12. Examples include:
- A healing group taking a break together
- Kayakers exploring the coves around Guernsey
- Corporate team building
- Walking groups wanting to be close to the cliffs and unspoilt south coast
- A surprise birthday or anniversary weekend
- Star gazers
- Artists inspired by seascapes
- Surfers looking for that alternative camping pad.
The type of programme we could put together is limited only by imagination. We can arrange a week full of sea and land based activities.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Also, see our WildCamping for staying in luxury tented accommodation.