Wild Pottering

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How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. (Anne Dillard) 

For as long as I can remember, one of my favourite things to do was potter. One dictionary definition of potter is, 'to move around without hurrying, and in a relaxed and pleasant way'. Sounds good to me. And in the past few years, I have noticed that I particularly enjoy pottering outdoors, or in a way that's somehow connected to nature or the seasons.

 

I have also learnt a huge amount from Dementia Inclusive Gardening, that truly 'being' in a space and with others, often holds as much (if not more) value as 'doing'. Being present is a great goal. 

For those of you who may be wondering, what wild pottering actually is, I have started tagging examples of wild pottering over on Instagram. Do take a look, and please do add your own examples of wild pottering, which could be anything from learning to forage, to simply looking out the window at the clouds. The heart of wild pottering is simply being present and noticing, whether for a few moments or an afternoon. Do you like to wild potter?

If you'd like to have a chat about wild pottering, or would like me to run a wild pottering workshop for your group or organisation, do drop me a line, I'd love to hear from you. In the meantime, do potter across to Vimeo to see a few wild pottering short films, all less than a minute.

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. (Gary Snyder)​