Wild Pottering

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 actually is wild pottering, I have started tagging examples of wild pottering over on Intagram. Do take a look, and please do add your own examples of wild pottering.

As ​a side note, I fully appreciate some people will simple not 'get' what wild pottering is, and that's OK. I am reminded of C.S Lewis' description of his brother making a miniature garden by placing moss in the lid of a biscuit tin, which evoked in Lewis 

Wild pottering where you are... outdoors if you can, connecting with the seasons and nature for sure.

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.

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

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