Sat, 03 Apr|
Ullswater Breakfast Talk - Saturday 3rd April 10am
Elizabeth Woodcock - The Heart of the Land: Restoring relationship. More details and link to Zoom below.
Time & Location
03 Apr 2021, 10:00 – 11:00
About the Event
Elizabeth grew up on the Pennines in a small fell-side community, with hours of her childhood spent on the fells. After travelling, and travel writing for UK National papers, she worked in Dubai and the Middle East, writing and then heading a Science Communication organisation before beginning an MA in Environmental Values back in the UK.
After the birth of her daughter, she lived abroad working with permaculture, and sustainable, off grid living. They converted an old cattle shed into a warm space and ran a kindergarden for local and incomers children with a German Steiner Teacher. They spoke 4 languages in a typical morning. After moving back to Scotland, she continued working with children in a forest school environment where all education was outdoors.
Now back in Cumbria, living and working locally, Elizabeth re-trained in Horticulture. As a gardener she has an emphasis on land guardianship, reconnecting folk with their land in an organic, sustainable way. She also underwent training in regenerative agriculture with the Savory Institute, and is a Master Composter with Garden Organic. Elizabeth loves soil, compost and tough plants that survive here.
When not gardening, or mothering, she walked (pre-covid) and was a Lake District National Park Walk Leader and was halfway through Mountain Leader Training Program when Covid hit.
Elizabeth continues to write for an online magazine called Frontiers, which is published by the Orkney International Science Festival. Frontiers highlights science and people, finding fresh ways of viewing existing territory and to look out to new horizons to be explored. You can read some of her articles HERE.
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