Nature educator & environmentalist
Touchstones is a land-based mentoring project that brings the energy and vitality of youth and the wisdom of age together, in a mutually beneficial way. Individual day sessions will be underpinned by a shared connection with nature and the chance to nurture and learn from the natural world, involving conservation activities, gardening, games and nature skills. Over the past couple of years we have held a series of community building events and workshops. We've heard many stories of disconnection, loneliness and depression from both young and old. Modern culture has fostered distrust and suspicion and there is a lack of opportunity for these two groups to come together in a positive way. How many of you have friends outside of your immediate peer group: people who are considerably older or younger than you? This type of friendship can provide an incredible layer of support, wisdom and vitality that you dont get by spending all your time with people of your own age. Touchstones ta...
About your Mentor
About your Mentor
Hi, I'm Phil. I am a group facilitator, a teacher, a nature guide, a change agent, an outdoor education specialist and a naturalist. More recently I've become an Earth and Culture Restoration Specialist and a Connection Coach with the 8Shields global mentoring network. I lead on education at the Sacred Earth Community Benefit Society but I'm also the land manager. I've studied Permaculture, Arboriculture and Biodynamic farming and I'm proud to say that since we took over management of our beautiful 40-acre site in 2011 we've significantly increased its biodiversity. I have spent over 20 years working with people in nature. I have studied, practiced and taught the core routines of nature connection, as well as advanced shamanic practices from indigenous cultures around the world. I've led many forms of nature and vision quest. I've learned from other cultures including the San Bushmen, Apache, Lakota, Haudosaunee, Coastal Salish and our own Celtic ancestors, through the Bardic traditi...
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Each session costs £5 per person, regardless of age
• No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.
• Cancellations up to 7 days in advance will receive a full refund.