The natural thread linking our learning together is Permaculture, taking nature as the teacher. Permaculture is a design system based on the observation of natural ecosystems that can help us create harmonious, resilient and beneficial human systems (https://www.permaculture.org.uk/)
Back in 2009, and again in 2016 leading up to the first Sark Roots festival, we held the ‘Introduction to Permaculture’ course led by teacher Aranya (http://www.learnpermaculture.com/) which kicked off learning at WildGuernsey. Since then Wildfood foraging has become the heart of WildGuernsey, with regular workshops of like-minded folk on the Island.
This year in the lead up to the Roots festival in Sark, Aranya is teaching a 2 week Permaculture Design Course, the internationally recognised qualification to become a Permaculture Design teacher. We look forward to supporting The 3rd Sark Roots festival from 14-16th September 2018 with a seaweed workshop:
‘1hr seaweed forage, starting at the festival entrance, walking down to Port a la Jument bay. Getting in touch with your inner mermaid/merman to experience Sea vegetables, packed full of goodness and gifts for our bodies, both on the inside and out.’