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Healing Self – Healing the Land

When: August 24 & 25, 2019 – Saturday 10a -6p Sunday 9a-4p

This Retreat is a Permaculture perspective on coming home to ourselves and the earth.


We live in a world in which so many places, landscapes, and ecologies have been disrespected, degraded, and damaged. Similarly, so many people are hurting, lost, addicted, and unhappy. The good news is that people and the planet can co-heal.

Join us as we explore activities such as gardening, land regeneration, walking, meditation, respecting, and remembering the land. We will learn about exciting horticultural and wilderness therapies. Ultimately we need to remember that cared for places can care back…

This full 2- day interactive workshop will identify and build practices of care for yourself and care for the land, as we explore the vitally important work of healing ourselves and the planet.

During the day you’ll explore:

• Why self care has become so important and challenging
• Ways that you can care for yourself
• Collective healing and trauma
• Therapeutic horticulture
• Damages to the environment and ways to protect, conserve, and repair the land
• 15 ways to heal yourself and the land
• Personal and land care plans of action to take home

Facilitators Bridget O’Brien, Charlie Brennan Ph.D & Guests

Bridget & Charlie have 40+ years of combined horticultural & teaching experience. We walk our talk putting theories and teaching into practice in our personal and professional life. This is our 12th time running the Healing Self, Healing Land workshop and we‘re excited to share its evolution with you.

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When: August 24 & 25, 2019 – Saturday 10a -6p Sunday 9a-4p

Cost of Workshop: $130-170 sliding scale

Tea, snacks and lunches included In the cost. Please bring a healthy dish to share for dinner Saturday evening, a note book, pen and comfortable layers of clothes for being inside and outside.

Accommodation for overnight on Sunday with breakfast can be arranged please contact us for details at or +1.734.829.2645


Where: The Strawbale Studio – 2691 Noble Roak, Oxford MI USA

The workshop is being held on beautiful rural land outside Oxford MI an hour north of Detroit at the Strawbale Studio. As a bonus of our time on this land you’ll get to explore enchanting strawbale structures with thatched and living roofs, earth plasters and sculptures, plus a earth oven and rocket stoves.

Date And Time

Sat, Aug 24, 2019, 10:00 AM –

Sun, Aug 25, 2019, 4:00 PM EDT

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The Strawbale Studio

2691 Noble Road

Oxford, MI 48370

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event


August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am
August 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
$130 – $170