15 - 21 April, 2023
We will be engaging with the community in Glenuig, Moidart in an effort to revive the Atlantic Rainforests. A tiny remnant of the ancient oak woodland still stands here. However this fragile ecosystem is endangered by three threats : overgrazing deer, rhododendron invasion, community disengagement.
To catalyse the return of the Atlantic Rainforests, and to embody a rewilding project, Trees for Hope is engaging with the community to assist in their efforts to create the conditions for a vibrant ecosystem to exist.
In our Community and Rainforests Engagement Weeks, we invite people from the community to get involved in rhododendron removal, alongside our volunteers from other communities and participants from the Fertile Crescent.
As well as rhododendron removal, each participant will have opportunities to harmonise with nature. A greater sense of interconnection with nature and community may be realised when we engage to help nature and ourselves recover from damages of the past, and turn towards our sense of wholeness.
We intend our weeks of Engagement to be efficient, fun, and fulfilling. We hope our weeks will spark new connections and encourage growth. By engaging with nature, communities, and people from other parts of the world, we are creating decisive opportunities for transformation, connection, and healing. We hope you will join us.
What can you expect from this week?
Application Form, English
Application Form, Farsi
Price for guest participants
We have four levels of payment for guest participants
Please make payment to :
Trees for Hope, Rewilding the Fertile Crescent
Account : 20673701
Sort Code : 16 58 10
Information about the week
CREW Focalisers:Pupak Haghighi, Alan Watson Featherstone
Local participants : unlimited and free of charge. You need to sign up, and bring your own tools. A contribution of food to share is very much appreciated.
Guest participants (needing lodging): 9 people
Lodging for guest participants will be at a holiday cottage, or a caravan.
Some of us will be staying at Viking Cottage:
* For guest participants, food and lodging are covered as part of the programme.
* Dinners: we will be cooking, cleaning, and eating together with both local and guest participants.
* This will be a week of external engagement with nature and direct action, as well as internal reflection and stillness. We will be mostly removing rhododendron, an invasive species. Please come mentally and physically prepared. Appropriate clothing for physical work outdoors is essential.
Things to bring :