Mothers As Natural Leaders Course 2023


16th - 17th September 2023


Looby Macnamara

Emma Gorbutt


Applewood Permaculture Centre, Herefordshire, UK

Mothers as Natural Leaders Course Description

The course guides women through a nourishing reflective process. We explore what leadership means to us as mothers; leadership of ourselves, our families, in our community and in the wider world. 

It allows you the time and space to explore the tools more deeply and to further your understanding of your own leadership journey. You are welcome to stay on the Saturday evening to socialise around the fire.

We will look at how to maintain the balance of our responsibilities whilst being available as change makers on a small and large scale. We will also explore how nature connection and self care can nurture us in our roles as mothers and leaders. 

We will be using the Mother Nature card deck. The card deck and guidebook are available to buy here. or you can buy them direct at the course.

To find out more about the Mother Nature project and to download a free sample of the Mother Nature guidebook see here

Mother Nature logo

We harvest our gifts, reframe our challenges and design our life paths. The Mothers as Natural Leaders course is an opportunity to gather, learn and share.

Mother Nature guidebook

We will be weaving in the principles of Mother Nature as shared in our guidebook and card deck, as well as incorporating the new deck. Looby was part of the team that wrote the guidebook. To get a free download sample of the guidebook visit here  picking cards



16th and 17th September 2023

The course will run from  9.30 am until  5.30pm on Saturday and Sunday, with Saturday evening as an optional dinner and social evening.

Facilitators & Venue

Looby Macnamara is one of the Mother Nature team members. She has been part of the team developing the Mother Nature methodology and resources since 2017. She is an experienced permaculture teacher, author and designer. She is author of 4 books People and Permaculture, Cultural Emergence, Strands of Infinity and 7 Ways to Think Differently.

People and Permaculture is the first book to directly translate the principles and design methods of permaculture from land to people. Looby enjoys using creative teaching methods to create a fun and collaborative learning environment.

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