Charlie has teamed up with Bridget O’Brien to design and facilitate cutting-edge workshops and courses. As 'Garden Juju Collective' we are learning, adapting and continuously incorporating new ideas, approaches and practices. These workshops are rooted in years of professional projects, research and teaching.
Times have changed radically - become ready!
2016 - present
We've been learning from a wide range of international projects. Travelling, visiting, acknowledging and participating where possible. Sharing challenges, solutions and networks.
Our workshops draw from our extensive real-life designs and practical project implementation experiences over decades, in different places, and combining disciplines in service of Sustainability, Regeneration and Healing....
'Sense of Place', 'Ecopsychology', 'Healing Self, Healing Land', 'Design Approaches', 'Permaculture Design Certificate', 'Food Forests', 'Bush Regeneration', 'Walkabout Permaculture' and more. Learning from global community sustainability projects and offering workshops combining ideas, experimentation, guest speakers, group reflective learning, practical skills & plans.
UK, Eire, US, India, Portugal, Australia.
See the photo gallery below and for a collection of our past workshop posters. So many thanks to Bede Brennan for most of the amazing poster designs.
Charlie has worked in education and training throughout his career. This includes with adults, youths and children, formal and informal, individual and group, practical, vocational and academic / theoretical, as well as Indigenous and multi-cultural learning.
Topics have ranged from gardening, landscape and conservation, practical trade skills, Permaculture, communications, learning skills as well as ethics and social sciences at undergraduate and Masters levels. (For more information see my CV). 'Seeing and feeling the spark of learning is one of my greatest joys of life'.
For the last 4 years Charlie has teamed up with Bridget O’Brien facilitating cutting-edge workshops and courses. As Garden Juju Collective we are learning, adapting and incorporating continuously. These workshops are rooted in years of professional projects, research and teaching, community communications and critical reflection upon all these.
Our workshop offerings are an integral part of emerging global responses to the incredibly challenging world we find ourselves in. We draw together social ecology, environmental education, conservation, gardening, Permaculture design, wilding, horticulture, sustainability practices and ecopsychology and Indigenous land management.
Each workshop is based around a particular theme, approach, challenge or opportunity. Each combines practical insights and skills, inspirational ideas, authors, guests, texts and/or films, practical exercises, field trips, embodied immersion, active education and reflective practice. They are facilitated in range of formats from interactive lecture, to workshops of varying lengths, to retreats. Each participant leaves with a personal plan of action – what to do next in these times.
Charlie and Bridget are passionate experienced practitioners and educators. They believe that skills and practices and ideas and values are inextricably interfolded.
Fully aware of the difficult times we live in, Bridget and Charlie teach to challenge, inspire, empower, connect and to share joy.
Covid 19 Virus Message: Our 2020 workshops & presentations – planned for the US, UK, Portugal & Australia are all postponed to 2021. We send our best wishes & prayers to people effected by difficult medical, economic, social and personal challenges in this unprecedented time. In the meantime we are working towards bringing our workshop offerings online….Keep Posted.