New event! A fabulous way to celebrate the explosion of spring flowers and foliage is to make flower crowns!
Join me at The Sanctuary, Yundi where we will grab a basket, wander this beautiful property located on the Finniss river to gather whatever you like to make a flower crown. This would absolutely work with flowers, foliage, sticks, pine needles - so many ideas! We will sit amongst the trees and craft our creation. No skill required - you can make a wired crown with florist wire and tape or go 'au naturel' and tie it with cotton string so the whole crown is compostable. The spring equinox is the day where there are exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night - so all down hill from here to summer.
Included is a shared platter of nibbles, tea, coffee etc. You are very welcome to bring your lunch for a picnic after the session.
This event is an opportunity to access this pristine and protected environment to experience an incredibly peaceful, restorative connection with nature. Perfect for a day in nature with a digital detox. In a world where people of all ages are increasingly disconnected from nature, a deliberate nature-based experience such as this can help us access the wellbeing benefits of nature. The event provider Flourish, nature based OT is an Occupational Therapy practive based in nature - for the calming wellbeing benefit nature provides as we do, be and connect in nature in a way that supports our ability to manage our every day lives.
This event is partnered with a Forest Bathing afternoon walk from 2-4.30pm - see separate listing on Eventbrite for full details. Combining the 2 would make a perfect full day nature retreat. You are welcome to bring lunch to have between the sessions.
The Sanctuary is 82 acres, with most of the bush protected by a Heritage Bush Agreement since 1993. The property is also a private National Park Sanctuary. We are north of Mt Compass - less than an hour from Adelaide CBD (45 minutes from Glenelg). We have the beginning of the Finniss River running through the property and it has been running strongly with all the winter rain. There are rare species of plants, birds and animals. We see many many blue wrens every time we are there, as well as 'vulnerable' yellow tail black cockatoos, beautiful little scarlet robins and bright yellow golden whistlers. There are kangaroos, koalas and echidnas. The river is unbelievably beautiful and a rare example of a very healthy ecosystem with reeds, fallen trees, lots of fish, yabbies and dragon flies. We have a large forest of blue gums as well as enormous stringy bark trees. The Sanctuary is a sensory delight and stepping out of the car after driving from the city is a beautiful experience to inhale the clean, scented air.
Where will we meet?
When you register you will receive a link to the visitor information for The Sanctuary, Yundi. Access is very easy from the Southern Expressway, Victor Harbor Rd, and turn off before Mt Compass - with bitumen road all the way.
Will I be safe?
I have a current first aid certificate and will be carrying a first aid kit. There is mobile phone reception where we will be. Please advise any particular health concerns that may be relevant. Please feel free to contact Bronwyn to discuss any concerns on 0412404700.
This event is held on our bush property - we will be walking across uneven ground. This is untamed nature. We can grade the mobility required by wandering where you feel comfortable - and it is totally possible to have someone else gather materials for you if you don't want to wander.
We are off-grid and have basic facilites - including a 'long drop' toilet - which is very clean and smell free with a bonus view of the hills. In terms of access - we can assist participants with reduced mobilty (e.g., using walking sticks or walkers by driving them in our side by side vehicle - Polaris) right to the toilet door.
What should I bring to the event?
We will go ahead regardless of the weather so dress appropriately - it is usually a few degrees cooler than in Adelaide. You will need decent shoes for this experience - boots are good if you have them. Bring waterproof clothing in case of rain. We have basic facilities with a 'long drop toilet' and a shed for shelter. If it's cold we will have a fire to sit near and we have gas outdoor heating if required too. Consider wearing/bringing an extra layer as well as beanie (hat), gloves and scarf if it's cold or windy and maybe even spare socks/shoes and even pants as we will probably get a little wet pushing through beautiful abundant plant growth. If sunny then suncream and a shady hat are recommended.
Also - a basket if you have one for gathering, secateurs or strong scissors if you have them, drink bottle of water, and any special snacks you may want. If you or anyone in your group have any dietary restrictions or allergies please contact the organiser at firstname.lastname@example.org to advise prior to the event.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
e-mail email@example.com or phone Bronwyn on 0412404700
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