A CEED of PEACE year long programme


In person courses and online events from June 2023 to June 2024


Looby Macnamara

Leona Johnson


Applewood Permaculture Centre, Herefordshire, UK - About

Course Description

This programme contains all 3 of the modules of the Cultural Emergence learning pathways, and gives you the opportunity to learn and grow within a community.

This year long programme includes

  • in person weekend ACE - Activating Cultural Emergence
  • in person PEACE course week
  • online CEED course
  • year's membership to Living Cultural Emergence community
  • peer groups
  • regular connection calls
  • private online community space specifically for this cohort.
  • final in person celebration weekend


Benefits of joining this programme

This programme is a wonderful opportunity to deeply embody the Cultural Emergence toolkit. The support of the community will hold the container for truly integrated transformation and life long friendships. It will be a solid foundation for anyone who wishes to facilitate Cultural Emergence in the future.

Transformation enabled, thank you for creating spaces that allow us to show up for ourselves to be ourselves to feel and experience the possibility of a real healthy and caring culture a summer I will never forget joining for PEACE and ACE courses life changing! mind blowing!

Karim, Lebanon

What an amazing course with an amazing group of people. It's been heart opening, informative, inspirational and a real pleasure.

Thank you for a magical experience. I truly feel nourished and connected. Your work is important and needed in this world.

Kim, Netherlands

Facilitators & Venue

Leona Johnson is a practicing Eco-therapist, host of Connection Matters Podcast and Director of Live Wild CIC a community based nature connection and village building organisation based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

Connection Matters Podcast explores evolutionary lifestyles, mindset, culture, healing and spirituality as well as many other issues relating to personal growth, community and nature connection.Leona is trained in, Forest School Leadership, Non-Violent Communication (NVC), Social Work, Ecopsychology, Life Initiation and Rites of Passage, Grief Tending and The Eight Shields model of nature connection- a holistic and earth connected way of living and working for the benefit of all beings.

Leona currently facilitates Singing in Nature Retreats and courses, Long Term Nature Connection Mentoring for Adults and Children, Grief Circles and Small Group and individual Eco-therapy.

Leona has experienced and witnessed the healing, enlivening and joyful benefits of intentionally building a relationship to nature and believes in the profound impact that this work can have on our communities as we move forwards into uncertain times.


Time and Travel

Applewood Permaculture Centre is based in North Hereforshire. Our nearest train stations are Ludlow or Leominster.

Postcode is SY8 4JG - Orleton Common (more details provided on booking)

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