Dunoon Burgh Hall

Survival or Thrival: Plants, People and Planet

SKU: BOX211022 Category:

Description

Join Kew trained ethnobotanist Jennie Martin for this fun free workshop as we dive into the world of the green.

Learn about how plants work and how our relationship with them, from prehistory and into the future, make it possible for us simple bipeds (i.e. humans!) to survive and thrive.

How many of us can name the plants that sustain us with food, fibre, medicines, materials and so much more?

In a time where climate change and biodiversity loss drive our hopes and dreams to create a planet where sustainability is at the core of all we do, maybe it’s time to ask ourselves, how well we know this stunningly beautiful blue squashed sphere that we call home?

Explore the role plants play in allowing us humans to walk the earth, play, love and dance – as well as design a future that we all hope is possible.

This workshop is presented by Jordan and Skinner Theatre Company as part of The Time Machine: A Radical Feminist Retelling. Catch it at Dunoon Burgh Hall on Saturday 22 October at 7:30pm: https://www.dunoonburghhall.org.uk/product/the-time-machine-presented-by-jordan-and-skinner/

 Jennie Martin 

https://jenniemartin.co.uk/about-jennie/ 

Jennie is an ethnobotanist, environmental education consultant, conservationist, and social entrepreneur.

Over the past 30 years Jennie has designed and delivered rewilding/conservation and nature engagement projects for a wide variety of clients from The Princes Trust to the Forestry Commission, Primary and Secondary Schools, Conservation organisations, social workers, addiction recovery services, ecologists, forest school leaders and private individuals.

Jennie is the founder of award-winning environmental education Charity Wild things! and in 2014 was given the prestigious Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award that recognises and rewards the contributions of extraordinary people working in Scotland. 

What to expect: The workshop will include some movement, discussion/listening and craft working – all levels of experience welcome. Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear. Recommended for ages 14+

Event Details

Date: 21 October 2022

Start time: 19:00

End time: 20:30