"I have enjoyed a loving connection with the natural world since I was a child and always loved to be outdoors and exploring wild places. I have been foraging for over 20 years since I was living in a remote Scottish Island and desperate for fresh vegetables. When someone told me I could eat the nettles growing around me it was a complete revelation and an utter delight! As I continued to find more plants I could eat I realised that foraging is not simply about gathering nutritious food but a life-long journey that has deepened my relationship with plants and my gratitude for all of Nature's generosity."
Laura is a senior resident of the Awakened Life Project Ashram, the founder of Awakened Life Forest Project and Laura Williams Coaching.
What to expect
We will take time to meet the plants, slow down to 'plant' time so we can really begin to know them. We will use all of our senses as we dive into their green world. The day will also be practical with a lot of time given to identifying, collecting and tasting different plants. We will discuss the many benefits of foraging and of the nutritional content of the individual plants.
Where is it
The workshop is held in a beautiful Ashram of Quinta da Mizarela located in the mountains of Central Portugal. You will have the opportunity to visit off-grid community, to experience the wonder of nature, our delightful animals, cascading waterfalls, bathing pools and silence.