SKILLS FOR A MORE CONNECTED LIFE
One and a half to two hour foraging walk in a location that you want to explore with a group
Four hour foraging, cooking and feasting experience in a location that you think would delight your group
Rerooting the Future is delighted to be able to offer foraging walks to everyone; from individuals or families to all sorts of private groups. The foraging walks are a great way to learn about the wild or weedy edible plants that are around us, they are great for spending time outdoors.
Our Workshops have been designed to meet the needs of a number of different clients. For our corporate clients we have developed a range of team building activities built around a workshop theme, be that fermentation, wild drinks or one of our radical home economics or crafts workshops.
The radical home economics workshops have been adapted for secondary school students, providing participants with some of the skills and mindsets needed to live sustainably and cheaply when they leave home. Community groups can also engage our services; talks, discussions and demonstrations are available for a number of different topics including recycling and low-waste living.
Hi, my name is Zaneta Wright, I own and run Rerooting the Future and teach most of the workshops and classes offered here. I am passionate about nature, health, sustainability and community. I enjoy leading foraging walks and sharing the non-toxic, low waste and wallet-friendly Home Economics skills that I have acquired over the years. I started doing Pilates to maintain good back health, but soon realised that I wanted to train to teach it. I feel as though most of the things that I do are about building strength, sustainability and resilience.
My life started following a non-traditional trajectory once I graduated. I travelled. volunteered, WWOOFed and learned some traditional skills and gained an education in Permaculture. It was on reflection that I realised that Permacultural thinking entered my life early and thanks to my mom who had many clever, waste reducing ways of running the household efficiently. I am blessed in that she shared that knowledge and the thought patterns behind it with me from a young age.
My qualifications include an honours degree in Biology from Maynooth University, where I mainly took human immunity and plant biology modules; a Post Grad course in Environmental Sustainability and two Permaculture Design Certificates. I have participated in a number of workshops to do with facilitation, mentoring and new patterns for collaboration. I studied Pilates at NTC and received an advanced diploma in Pilates matwork and I have since completed a Pilates workshop with Michael King and Malcolm Muirhouse. I studied and became a Postpartum Exercise Specialist under Dr. Sarah Duvall.
My voluntary work has included working as a gardener Sonairte Eco-Centre, where I learned a lot about nature, nature observation and growing food; I also spent time at the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun where I helped with documentation and workshops. And more recently, I have given a number of Greener living workshops there.
I am interested in finding ways to create sustainable, resilient communities. I was involved with Sustainable Skerries, a local community group that administers an organic veg box scheme (CSA); works with the county council to set up a community garden and provides workshops and courses surrounding sustainable living.
I sporadically blog about a diverse range of topics, from harvesting and preparing foraged plants, my kitchen experiments, fermentations and recipes for homemade cleaning supplies.
In my downtime, I can often be found at home, usually knitting, sewing, experimenting with natural dye-stuffs, messing about in the garden or wandering the hedgerows in search of wild edibles.
Zaneta Wright © 2021
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