Today we had a small group gathered for the first “Treecreative” walk at Ginninderry Conservation Corridor for a pilot walk. It was a lovely Autumn day and after a week of heavy rain, we were lucky to have some good weather for our walk.
This is a project which has been in the planning for around 6 months so we are very excited to see it come to life.
We were very fortunate to have Tyson Powell, who works as the Aboriginal Project Officer at the Ginninderry Conservation Corridor, guide our path.
The walk had several stops, each with an activity to connect us to the land. At the first stop, Tracey led a guided tree meditation and then at the second stop we sat down near the dam to write and draw.
“Great tree connection guided meditation.”
It was very much a sharing experience, where everyone shared their knowledge and love for the land in different ways. Tyson shared some local stories related to songlines, his partner Lisa shared some of her knowledge of healing plants, Isidora shared her knowledge about how to make Rosehip tea and Julie from ACT for Bees led a water blessing.
“What part of the walk did you enjoy the most?”
“Taking the time out to connect with country”
A big thanks to everyone who came along and a special thanks to Tyson and Ange from the Conservation Corridor for all your help and support of this project.
We will be presenting the public walk on Saturday 1 May at 10am. You will be able to sign up soon to join the Treecreate team explore this beautiful part of the capital region. There will be 15 places available on the walk.