6-13 October, 2023
We will be engaging with the community in Glenuig, Moidart 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.
What can you expect from this week?
Registration for local participants
If you live in Moidart, please fill the form below. Thank you.
Food . Lodging . Price
The lodging for this week is at Viking Cottage. A comfortable base with stunning views of the sea-loch. Viking Cottage can accommodate 5 single people at a time. We can accommodate two couples, in which case our lodging capacity increases to 7 people. Due to limited space, it is important that you communicate with us to book your place.
We will provide the ingredients, and will share the cooking of our meals together. As our community forms and take shape, we will self-organise around our shared space and living chores.
Although our preference is for you to be part of the whole week, you can come on any of our work-days and stay for as long, or as short as you wish.
Our suggested price is £50/ night / person, which covers food and accommodation. You can pay this by bank transfer or cash during the week.
Our bank account:
Trees for Hope, Rewilding the Fertile Crescent
Account : 20673701
Sort Code : 16 58 10
Information about the week
We will be a mix of local and guest participants on the programme, joining to create a unique shared experience.
Focalisers:Pupak Haghighi, Alan Watson Featherstone
Guest participants are the people coming from outside of Moidart.
* 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 :