This session was originally held on March 6, 2020.
This interactive webinar will make use of several senses to explore simple ways to connect with elements of nature. There will be facilitated discussions around the benefits of nature on mental health, the value of growing and eating your own vegetables/herbs, and easy ways to “grow your own.” Outcomes include confidence to be in nature and conduct the activities presented resulting in deeper self-care.
Koh Ming Wei aka “intellectual farmer” has insatiable curiosity and is a researcher, educational consultant, curriculum developer, māmaki farmer, and distiller. Her research includes how the school learning garden experience is a context conducive to teaching core subjects, STEM, foundational life skills, and has created the Pedagogy of Food to frame the kind of education she believes in and shares. Widely traveled, Ming Wei is interested in how different cultures and indigenous communities work with nature to resolve ecological and social challenges through community partnerships, food, and place-based education.