Earthwild provides immersive outdoor learning experiences designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and (re)connection with nature.
We offer sessions in Forest School, Beach School, Foraging and Wildcraft for children, families and adults in London and the South East.
We share our expertise in urban outdoor learning and play by providing training and consultancy, accredited by Learning through Landscapes.
Our philosophy is to blend ancient lore and traditional skills, with modern scientific knowledge and innovation, offering people opportunities to develop the deep understanding and creative thinking which will be necessary to tackle the environmental challenges of the future.
The Earthwild team comprises of highly qualified and experienced Forest School Leaders, environmental educators, teachers, artists and gardeners.
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Gemma is a qualified Forest School leader and trainer, environmental educator and forager. She has worked in woodlands, nature reserves, urban parks, school grounds and on the River Thames foreshore for 20 years.
Gemma’s interest in environmental issues was initially sparked as a child by the BBC show ‘Blue Peter’ and its coverage of the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, acid rain, and saving the Hedgehogs.
Alongside environmental and social justice activism, Gemma completed undergraduate degrees in philosophy and sociology, and a postgraduate masters degree specialising in public understanding of environmental change.
Gemma is a keen ethnobotanist and is passionate about wild plants and urban weeds. She has been experimenting with foraged wild foods and herbal remedies for 20 years. She is currently studying Botany and loves introducing people to the fascinating plants growing on the banks of the Thames and in London’s woods and greenspaces.
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