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Part of: Whistlewood Common

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Think like a tree - design for circumstances, happiness and wellbeing 

18:45, Monday 11th September
21:00, Monday 16th October
East Midlands | Derbyshire | Other...
The Common, Melbourne. Derbyshire DE73 8DH (map)


We associate woodlands, forests and other natural ecosystems with resilience, longevity and harmony, but often struggle to experience these in our own lives.

By exploring principles derived from nature, this programme will guide you step-by-step through a design cycle that can be used for a wide range of personal circumstances – relationships, health, wellbeing, leisure and work.

You may want to make a significant change, some small improvements, or just want to be more content or effective in your everyday life, and whatever your circumstances this course has something to offer.

The programme comprises six two-hour sessions with optional activities to do at home. During the six week programme you will build up a design that is personal to you. All course materials are provided and you will go away with a toolkit of tools and principles that can be used again and again.

Tutor Sarah Spencer holds a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design and is the lead designer to the Whistlewood Common project. Whilst designing landscapes, gardens and woodlands, Sarah came to realise that the same principles that make landscapes successful and enduring can be applied to our own lives. Sarah has used these tools and principles in a wide range of applications in her own life, such as in Whistlewood’s organisational structure, designing workshops, and most significantly in designing her own health recovery.

Cost: £120 payable in advance.  Low income rate £60

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Think like a tree - design for circumstances, happiness and wellbeing

East Midlands | Derbyshire | Other...