Embercombe Wellness Days


Join us for a new series of free Wellness Days in our Medicine Wheel Garden and Community Orchard for communities in the Teign Valley and around Devon.

We will be restoring our heritage apple orchard and traditional medicine garden from October 2022 as we explore the world of wild medicine and plants throughout the four seasons together, and will be open to anyone interested in learning about plants and natural remedies, tree and orchard care, how we can deepen our relationship with the natural world and its benefits on our health and wellbeing.

Our series of free events will allow you to connect and learn about seasonal herbalism, nature connection and mindfulness in nature, orchard care and food forestry, and each day has been created as a perfect day out to enjoy our sensing relationship with the natural world on our beautiful rewilding 50 acre estate.

10th December - 10th December Free Community Event
Medicine Wheel Garden & Community Orchard
10 December 2022
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11th January - 11th January Free Community Event
Medicine Wheel Garden & Community Orchard
11 January 2023
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19th February - 19th February Free Community Event
Medicine Wheel Garden & Community Orchard
19 February 2023
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4th March - 4th March Free Community Event
Medicine Wheel Garden & Community Orchard
4 March 2023
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1st April - 1st April Free Community Event
Medicine Wheel Garden & Community Orchard
1 April 2023
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Join us on our wild land in ceremony

We are excited to announce our next sessions:

10 December – Saturday: Winter Woodwork
Join us for a day of woodwork and willow weaving wreaths, and learning traditional coppicing/hedgelaying

11 January – Wednesday: Composting grief and Wassailing day
Join our Wassailing day,  an annual tradition to bless orchards to ensure a good harvest for the year to come. We will gather to learn how to care for fruit trees, how to build compost bays while grief tending and letting go in nature

19 February – Sunday: Forest gardening and tree care
Join us for our Orchard planting day where we will be diversifying our apple orchard with more trees, alongside learning how to be like a tree, with a ‘meet a tree’ nature connection exercise. We will also be pruning and prepping for sowing next month. 

4 March – Sunday:  Spring energy and intention setting
We will be starting to sow spring salad leaves and herbs, planting up herb beds with potted plants alongside working with Nature’s upcoming energy as we set our own intentions for the year of what we would like to grow in our lives for 2023.

1 April – Saturday – Blossoms and bees
Join us for a public walk around the orchard to raise awareness about the importance of pollinators as part of National Blossom Watch 2023. We will also have a short beekeeping talk highlighting the importance of pollinators and beekeeping as well as the benefits of honey to our diets.

Lunch and light refreshments are included, and bookings are essential. Please contact julie.d@embercombe.org or 07496 510258 for any enquiries.

Key information:

DATES:
10 December – Saturday: Winter Woodwork
11 January – Wednesday: Composting grief and Wassailing day
19 February – Sunday: Forest gardening and tree care
4 March – Sunday: Spring energy and intention setting
1 April – Saturday – Blossoms and bees

LOCATION:
Embercombe, Higher Ashton, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7QQ

REFRESHMENTS:
Lunch and light refreshments are included. Places are limited so please only book if you are able to attend