Making beautiful things out of the wild.
One of the skills we teach in Elements is resilience. Not just through being in the elements and outdoors, but also being able to be a part of the natural world and use what we have around us.
This week we focused on nettles, how they were great for wildlife, excellent as a tea – lots of Vit K and iron, a great blood purifier – and of course what we REALLY focused on, making nettle cords.
We ended the session doing land management – cutting the dead branches of trees to let light in a give more access to everything. This was my favourite part – to know that they have contributed to making this tiny part of the world a better place.