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Re-rooting our Lives in the Wild – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

June 14 @ 4:00 pm - June 17 @ 10:00 am

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Re-rooting our lives in the Wild – Exploring how we can become the stewards of God’s creation we were always called to be.

Re-rooting our Lives in the Wild (ACT642)

Come and join Nick and Anna Heasman, Regina Ebner and Miles Irving for a brand new retreat at Ashburnham Place. You will spend the days (and nights) in the woods, grounds and gardens of Ashburnham Place, learning about and practicing growing sustainably, foraging, composting and exploring how we can become the stewards of God’s creation we were always called to be. The heart of the retreat will be a campsite in a quiet and hidden clearing in the woods. Practically this will look like harvesting, preparing, cooking and eating our food together around the fire, using where possible the natural resources around us. We hope that this time will encourage us to explore our corporate and personal responsibility to our environment and spiritual well-being. We will be asking people to switch off their mobile phones for the duration of this retreat.

More about your hosts:

Miles Irving is an internationally renowned wild foods expert, author, and public speaker. He has worked with some of the world’s best chefs and has been a pioneer in the Wild Food Renaissance. In 2009, he authored The Forager Handbook, hailed by many as the ‘foraging bible’. Through communicating with people around the world and delving deep into the environmental – and emotional – issues facing us, he has sought to bring together traditional ecological knowledge and those hungry for land-based connection, community, and culture.

Regina Ebner is the Partners in Action coordinator for the Christian conservation charity A Rocha UK. She works on networking Christian organisations, places of worship, adventure centres, conference centres and farms on caring for their land, for nature, people and climate. Regina has a background in project development, team building and permaculture food growing. She has a passion for bringing people together to reconnect them through adventure, fun and learning to nature and the land.

Nick and Anna manage the Kitchen Garden at Ashburnham Place using regenerative agricultural techniques including minimum soil disturbance, home-made compost and foliar feeds concentrating on developing strong and robust interdependent relationships between plants and the soils they grow in. Their heart is to develop land based community that honours, equips and inspires people to live fully interdependent lives with each other and the environment.

Facilities will be basic; there will be composting toilets and mains cold water, all accommodation will be in tents (bring your own or enquire about tent hire), all meals will be eaten outside around the fire site, there won’t be any showers (but lake-swimming will be possible). All activities will be accessed on foot and be based across the full 220 acres of Ashburnham Place.

This event will still go ahead even if raining there is no wet weather alternative.

Cost for the 3 night retreat is £200.00 including all activities, meals and materials.


June 14 @ 4:00 pm
June 17 @ 10:00 am
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Ashburnham Place
Kitchenham Road, Kitchenham Road
Battle, East Sussex TN33 9NF United Kingdom


Ashburnham Place

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