Plant journey workshop led by artist Rosalind Fowler, Nicole Bettencourt Coelho and Rasheeqa Ahmad-concessi...
Sunday 28th July 2019, 11:00am
About Plant journey workshop led by artist Rosalind Fowler, Nicole Bettencourt Coelho and Rasheeqa Ahmad-concessionary price
A workshop led by Rosalind Fowler in collaboration with herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad and musician/sound therapist Nicole Bettencourt Coelho at food growing cooperative Organiclea’s 12-acre site bordering Epping Forest.
During the sessions, we will gather in an atmospheric wooded space on the land designed and created together with artist and architect Claudia Palma. A series of herbal vision cards will be used to divine a herb, before leading the group on a journey to encounter this traditionally sacred plant growing wild on site. Sounds, sensory herbal immersion, and meditative practices will be used to support direct experiences of the plant, inspired by its folklore, astrology, symbolic and healing properties.
On return to the gathering space, impressions, memories and images will be shared through drawing, mapping and conversation. Herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad will follow on the session by sharing her knowledge of the plant encountered and we will finally create a simple remedy to take home.
Terms & conditions for Plant journey workshop led by artist Rosalind Fowler, Nicole Bettencourt Coelho and Rasheeqa Ahmad-concessionary price
Please gather at the entrance to the main building 20mins before the workshop starts as you will need leading over to the site as a group - allow plenty of time to arrive at Organiclea as buses can be intermittent.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided.