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SAVE THE DATE: GREEN CARE EVENT THURSDAY 3 MAY

We are excited to announce a new event in the MLWW diary. On Thursday 3 May we'll be hosting a green care day at Brown Rock Woodland, Tickenham, near Bristol.

Green care is the provision of nature-based health promotion and well-being services, including health walks, horticultural therapy, ecotherapy and the use of therapeutic and restorative spaces and activities. Many woodland social enterprises undertake green care in a number of forms and for a variety of ‘client’ groups. 

 

The day will feature Michéal Connors of Natural Academy, a qualified psychotherapist, supervisor and lecturer. He has been working in the fields of education, health and wellbeing for over 25 years and brings experience of different psychological and holistic approaches to the work. More information about Natural Academy can be found here.

This day is aimed at all Woodland Social Enterprises who would like to learn more about the theory and practice of offering green care activities from their woodland. Groups may be currently delivering green care services or wishing to offer these in the future.

 

A detailed agenda will be available soon but if you are delivering, or have an interest in delivering green care activities please keep the date free. Tickets will be available on Eventbrite from Monday 26 February. Tickets are £10 per person for MLWW participants groups or £15 for all others. 

For Making Local Woods Work groups we can offer a contribution towards travel costs with a small bursary. To request a bursary please email woodlands@plunkett.co.uk for more details. Bursaries will paid following attendance at the event.