Jenny Archard

Jenny Archard

Jenny has a passion for lives well-lived, rich in every dimension, that are respectful of the Earth, our communities and our place within nature. She is a country woman, and lives in a small village in East Devon where she will often be found in or nearby stream, river or sea. She is a co-founder of Neroche Woodlanders in the Blackdown Hills of Somerset, and has a background in outdoor work, group facilitation, alternative therapies and community development. She has been working with young people and the Forest School ethos for the last fifteen years and has pioneered work using this methodology with families and adults with mental health issues.  She is a Forest qualified School Practitioner, has an Advanced Bushcraft Award, chainsaw ticket, is a fellow of the Devon School for Social Entrepreneurs at Dartington. In 2017 she trained with the School of Lost Borders in the USA, and now leads Vision Fast work for adults, rites of passage for young people and continues to practice and learn the Way of Council. She is an active member of the Forest School Association and the Wilderness Guides Network. She has just started a Master of Research in Outdoor Learning, looking into impacts of practitioners’ relationships with place.

Website

http://www.woodlandjourneys.org.uk /

 

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