All 16 of us had a lovely time on this weekend, and did a lot for our own wellbeing and the wood’s. Many of the group were new to Hazel Hill, and made a really deep connection with the place and with other people.
We did some great conservation work, landscaping and planting the outdoor cooking area by the main buildings: this included planting a wide range of woodland shrubs, trees and flowers, and creating an amazing large wooden bench, masterminded by Roger Bingham.
Other highlights included large amounts of fantastic food, woodland games, and two great evenings around a campfire, with scary stories, and some lovely poems and songs.
These are some great quotes from the people on the weekend:
“I’m going to take away all the fun, and the love, and the family we’ve made.” (Joshua 6)
“I will take away the feeling of everyone chatting and chatting while they were working and spading. Five stars.” (Theo, 10)
“I had a lovely weekend and made some big life decisions. The community feeling and the mindfulness ideas all helped.” (Maggie, 20)
“I take away a sense of peace. I’ve reconnected with nature, and built a really nice bond. (Mandy)