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, exploring ancient skills, therapeutic gardening, herbal medicine, 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.
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 have begun to learn Gaelic, to strengthen connection to the landscape and lore of Scotland. I am currently working on my Postgraduate degree in Outdoor Environmental Sustainability Education with The University of Edinburgh. On my own journey to deepen my knowledge of the land, I desire to share my learning in working with you, in endeavour rooted in place and nature.
To play; I enjoy baking pancakes and singing with friends.