Mothers As Natural Leaders Course 2022


24th-25th September 2022


Looby Macnamara

Emma Gorbutt


Applewood Permaculture Centre, Herefordshire, UK

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. 

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  make use of the Mother Nature card deck. The card deck and guidebook are available to buy here.

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

Dear Mother Nature, I’ve had the most brilliant, funny, effective, relaxing, sparkling, empowering, appropriate, heartfelt, inspired, inspiring, powerful, loving, supportive, calming and reassuring training of my whole life. Just thanks forever.

 Ester, midwife

Thanks so much for the Mother Nature event today, it was a real gift and exactly what I needed.  It was lovely to step outside of my own little childcare-bubble and hear about someone else's wonderful project and journey (as well as finding some much-needed space to talk and think through my own mothering problems!).  The cards and the book are gorgeous, nice work!

Mairead, mother


Earlybird discount offer ends 31st July 2022

Concessions, local people (within 40 miles of Applewood) and past Applewood course participants £95 (earlybird £85)

Low waged £120 (under £15K a year) (earlybird £100)

Waged £150 (earlybird £125)

Bring a friend and get 10% discount

Please note

Costs include all tuition and camping and Saturday night dinner


For further details and to apply for a place on the course please contact Emma


With regards the coronavirus, we don't know what the situation will be by the time the some of our courses take place and we aim to let you know in plenty of time if things are going to change. If we have to cancel we will offer the option of a full refund. If you have to drop out and the course is still going ahead, we will refund minus an admin fee of £15. Alternatively you can transfer your fees already paid to a future course, without an admin fee.

Facilitators & Venue

The Venue

The land and all of the beings here provide an ideal environment for connecting deeply with the more than human world. We will be blessed with spending days in the marquee in the orchard, and evenings around the campfire with stories, song and music accompanied by owl hoots. There is also a beautiful yurt to be in if it is colder. Nature is said to be the best teacher, and at Applewood we will be immersed in the more than human world, allowing for the learning to become a truly embodied experience.

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