The purpose of this free mini-class is to teach you practical ways to reconnect to plants, self and soil.
Paradoxically by, “using technology to help you get off technology“.
You meet a plant, to paraphrase Basho, the old dusty Zen poet, “by sitting with plant”.
He actually said “If you want to meet bamboo, sit with bamboo”.
But hey, I think I’ve made my point.
So I only want to speak with people who recognise this, and are seeking reconnection to the natural world.
Want to rewild their hearts.
Want to go a little bit deep.
If you only see wild plants as something quirky to serve at a supper party, or simply to make you look pretty (herbal face packs spring to mind), well…
… This email mini-class isn’t for you.
As the elders of old used to say “you’ve got to take pride in your roots, and that starts with education. If you forget the past, the stories, the future will be bleak”.
The Green Path is for plant warriors. For people who recognise how important it is for our communities to learn how to feed and heal themselves…
… and want to “make change happen” in the world. In their local community. In themselves.
Without seeking permission first from anyone.
It’s about reskilling ourselves in the ways of plants.
Then going out and teaching our communities. So we can (hopefully) become powerful, resilient ambassadors for change.
If that’s you, welcome aboard.
If not, I wish you well on your chosen path.
P.S. This training presumes you already forage.
Even if you’ve only gathered blackberries with your grannie. That doesn’t matter. We all start somewhere.
But you will have had to actually get off the sidelines of life and actually touch a plant.
About Robin Harford
Robin Harford is a professional forager, ethnobotanical researcher, wild food educator and sensory botanist.
He gathers wild edible plants on a daily basis, and is the creator of the UK’s leading wild food site eatweeds.co.uk, which is listed in The Times Top 50 websites for food and drink.
Robin has been writing, filming, publishing and teaching people about their local edible landscape since 2008. Recently his foraging courses where voted #1 in the country by BBC Countryfile.
He is also a co-director of Plants & Healers International, a non-profit that connects people, plants and healers around the world.
He travels extensively documenting and recording the traditional and local uses of wild food plants in indigenous cultures, and his work has taken him to Africa, India, SE Asia, Europe and the USA.
Robin has taught foraging at Eden Project, appeared on BBC2’s Edwardian Farm, Soul Seekers TV series, appeared on national and local BBC radio and been recommended in BBC Good Food magazine, Sainsbury’s magazine as well as in The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, GQ, The Ecologist and Green Parent, to name a few.