GreenSpirit Annual Gathering 2017
Restoring Balance: Working with Nature
Friday 13th October - Sunday 15th October 2017
Main Speaker - Nicola Peel
Nicola Peel has been working for most of her adult life on finding solutions. Since 2000 she has been working in the Ecuadorean Amazon. She travelled from the headwaters in Ecuador down the Amazon River to Brazil researching the effects of the oil industry on the environment and indigenous people who live there. Looking for solutions to help the people she met, she co-founded The Amazon Mycorenewal Project (using fungi to clean up contaminated sites), built rainwater systems for families drinking contaminated water and she has also initiated the clean-up of villages using eco-bricks (empty plastic bottles filled with rubbish). Nicola built the first ecological restaurant in the Amazon (built from 3,200 eco-bricks) and the first place to serve local coffee. Find out more at www.nicolapeel.com
At our Annual Gathering “Restoring Balance: Working with Nature” Nicola will tell us about some of the many incredible projects that she has worked on in the Amazon. She will explain how we can learn from nature to produce solutions to help both people and the environment through biomimicry. The intention is that this will re-invigorate us to find more ways of living in harmony with the Earth and help us to develop solutions for some of the problems that face the planet now.
As well as a talk, Nicola will facilitate a Workshop deepening our engagement with the elements (Earth, Water, Air and Fire) through movement and meditation and challenge us to learn from the elements and identify with them in practical ways. We will be able to give our individual responses and hopefully we will each come away with more ways in which we can make a significant difference in the world.
More details about the weekend
All food during the weekend will be vegetarian.
The weekend will start at the evening meal on the Friday and will end after lunch on the Sunday. During the weekend we will also have a chance to connect with each other and the natural world with music, small groups, creative activities, meditations, some walking, ritual, the AGM and making our own entertainment on the Saturday evening.