A couple of weeks ago I spent a wonderful Saturday in the great outdoors. I helped set up a great event that hopefully will become more of a permanent fixture through the coming months. The meaning behind Gather.Harvest.Feast to me is an appreciation of the seasons, taking time to enjoy the nature around me, the food I can forage and create, the seasonality of natural home grown flowers to fill my home.
Jen has written it in a far more eloquent way that I ever could below;
“Gather. Harvest. Feast. is a collaborative project between creative bloggers, writers, photographers and artists. It is our way of celebrating the seasons through nature, food and flowers. We want to spend time in our beautiful landscape, learn new skills and enjoy the wealth of produce our Northern part of the country has to offer.
Our aim is to make new connections, seek inspiration and gain knowledge from one another. We will be holding workshops in floristry, foraging, traditional crafts, photography and natural skincare.
We hope to meet once every season, with picnics, lunches and days out and all in locations that showcase our beautiful North. Our plans are to incorporate family friendly events too.
Together we will gather, together we will harvest and together we will feast.”
It was a day filled with friendship, laughter and learning, being surrounded by nature in every sense. We didn’t need the sun to shine we made our own sunshine through the home grown flowers we arranged, the mocktails that were made with foraged seasonal ingredients and the natural skin care we blended using natural plant extract and essential oils.
Days like these cement the belief I have in a better world, that each and every one of us can create a healthier place to be by simply living in a more considered way that help us to achieve a balanced beautiful life.