The garden and wider estate at Great Dixter provide multi-layered rich habitats for insects, birds and humans to interact with. Join Dixter Gardener Michael Wachter for an afternoon of gentle exploration around the grounds and an introduction to the wonders of harvesting in a regenerative way.

This afternoon course will highlight how human designed landscapes have huge potential to provide for us and the wider natural world.  

Topics will include: identifying, harvesting and preparing wild plants for culinary, medicinal and ceremonial purposes; tending to the land; foraging and the law; regenerative harvesting practices; mindfulness in nature and understanding and enhancing plant habitats.

The day will finish around sunset with an outdoor fire, a wild snack and a warm cup of tea harvested from the land.  

Michael Wachter, is an experienced outdoorsman and primitive skills practitioner whose teachings come from nature. His style is process rather than goal orientated. He has lectured to an international audience on subjects of rewilding, habitat restoration and foraging.

Price: £45 per person  

If you would be interested in finding out about future courses run by Michael please contact: [email protected]  or phone 01797334042 

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