Fiona describes a fascinating insight into water dowsing experienced by June 2015 weekend participants.
The Andrew Raven Trust blog
The poet Katrina Porteous attended the 'Water' weekend and provided a fascinating poetry reading and personal reflection. Her particular interests include the inshore fishing community of the Northumberland coast, and the cultural and natural history of that area. Katrina has kindly sent a poem to be shared. The text below opens with a message from Katrina describing the background to her choice.
Priscilla Gordon-Duff shares her reflections on the Andrew Raven Trust weekend, Ardtornish, June 12th - 14th 2015.
Angus Hardie reflects on the global problem of water stress.
Each guest at the recent Water weekend had been encouraged to bring an object or image about water to discuss in small groups on arrival. Preoccupied with housekeeping and organization (unnecessarily as the Ardtornish team had all things running beautifully from the outset) I failed to share my offering.
Our write-up of the ninth residential gathering organized by the Andrew Raven Trust, held at Ardtornish Estate, Morvern, North Argyll, on the theme of Water as Community Resource, is now available.
How we produce, consume and share food has deep links with our sense of individual and community well-being.
Reflections prompted by the weekend, on the food we consume - local and remote production systems and supply chains
Having attended all the ‘Ardtornish weekends’ volunteering to organise one on my favourite topic – the impact of the food we consume - seemed like a natural thing to do, especially when a former colleague (Sally Thomas from the Scottish Government) was also keen.
The relationship between food and our health is at the very least, problematic and one which has a long way to go before being resolved.