Having always been enthralled by the wild Earth I have attuned my skills to be able to support others in accessing and appreciating the curiosities of nature.
My practise began as a gardener, encouraging and inspiring folk to grow their own organic food and herbs. I have developed my animal husbandry skills and tended land on diverse rural projects, in a variety of locales and climates; ever aspiring to be a crofter. I have since built upon my facilitation skills as an Outdoor Environmental Educator while learning heritage crafts, wilderness living skills, organic gardening, traditional herbal remedies, bee-tending and folklore.
Through my undergraduate degree in Zoology I was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel and participate in conservation work, wherein I recognised the fundamental need to work with challenging the human behaviour propelling the environmental destruction, and returned to my Motherland to work within education. While studying at University of Glasgow, I first encountered the field of Eco-Psychology where I have been wandering by self-study ever since.
Aldo Leopold wrote;
“Once you learn to read the land, I have no fear of what you will do to it, or with it. And I know many pleasant things it will do to you.”
I believe that the Gaelic language, is a gateway to understanding and strengthening connection to the land and lore of Scotland. Therefore, I learn in the company of friends and weave what I know of songs and plant and animal names into my work.
Currently I study part time a Postgraduate Degree in Outdoor Environmental Sustainability Education with The University of Edinburgh.
On my own journey to deepen my indigenous knowledge and heartfelt connection of the land, I desire to share my learning by working with you, in endeavour rooted in place and nature.