ABOUT HERBAL HOMESTEAD
Lauren Lochrie is a zoologist and nature conservationist with many years' experience in creating and enhancing spaces for people and wildlife.
By running a range of facilitated walks (such as foraging and mindfulness) & 'Homemade' workshops (such as soap making), Lauren aims to help people connect with nature and the nature of themselves. These workshops enable people to become more self sufficient, helping to build resilience as a result of adopting creative and sustainable life choices.
In 2019, Lauren was a participant of the Wild Wonders business development scheme ran by Forth Valley & Lomond LEADER - a year long, wild food training programme delivered by Galloway Wild Foods and other top facilitators. Lauren is also a member of The Association of Foragers.
With a great interest and natural affinity for healing, Lauren is studying herbalism and permaculture design - which she believes is a life-long journey.
Currently, Lauren is working on her Diploma in Permaculture Design and on a Herbal Correspondence Course with The Scottish School of Herbal Medicine having completed the Celtic Herbal Medicine Intensive Course in June 2019.
With several years experience in leading young people on cultural expeditions abroad (with British Exploring Society), running training days for different environmental organisations (such as Zero Waste Scotland and The Conservation Volunteers) and with over ten years experience in facilitating a range of outdoor activities for different groups (throughout other, previous employment) - Lauren continues to reach a wide audience - helping people to embrace the wonderment of life, re-kindling again, the joy we once had as children.
As we can be so detached from our own, outdoor 'living' spaces with no idea of what type of trees or plants we share these spaces with - Lauren is also available for collaborative garden and homestead enhancements.
This involves supporting and working alongside individuals, businesses, organisations and families to develop and improve their own outdoor living environment. Done in such a way that will connect and empower people to continue to use their space as new skills, knowledge and confidence increase.
See 'services' for more details.
Enquire now to check my availability to run walks & workshops which can be tailored to your interests!