Rewild in the City
The Phoenix Park is awaiting your discovery…
Here is home to deer, mice, badgers, foxes, buzzards, sparrowhawks, owls & squirrels. A place rich in tree and plant life, as well as fungi, lichens & mosses.
In this abundant playground we will reclaim our food and medicine, cultivate our childhood curiosity and expand our awareness through the learning of ancestral skills, nature connection activities and community building.
Each month, we will focus on a new theme or skill which connects us to our environment, as well as to our ancestral past and a more sustainable future.
Themes (may change as we work with nature who is beautiful & unpredictable)
October: Wild dyes & inks
November: Wildlife tracking & awareness activities (Deer rut)
December: Prehistoric lighting techniques
January: Bone craft & tools
February: Weaving with trees & plants
March: Fish skin tanning
April: Wild Food & medicine
May: Fire craft
June: Bark basketry & root work
Suitable for ages 16+
Lucy O'Hagan is the founder of Wild Awake & Phoenix Forest School. She is an ancestral skills teacher, ethnobotanist and forest school practitioner. She is currently the highest qualified Wildlife tracker in Ireland, holding a level 3 certificate from the Cybertracker system. This summer she is taking part in a 3 month stone age immersion project in Sweden, aiming to live in a community with as little modern gear as possible. She is passionate about rewilding and rekindling the skills and knowledge we once knew so intimately which connect us to this land, each other and ourselves.
The class takes place at our woodland site in the Furry Glen area of the Phoenix Park, Dublin.
See dates above, 11am-3pm
Suggested Donation 35 euro. I want these days, and these skills, to be accessible to everyone. Please pay what you can afford.
These days are inclusive for people of all abilities and backgrounds to learn and share together. We are queer-friendly, straight-friendly, race-friendly, gender-friendly, age-friendly—just plain friendly! If anyone makes you feel uncomfortable, please talk to us.
If you are interested in joining these days, or wish to know more, please contact Lucy at bHVjeSB8IHdpbGRhd2FrZSAhIGll
See you in the woods ♥
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