Starting 8th of November to 15th of November 2020
Lucy, the author of Planet Schooling is well known for her love of earthworms and who wouldn’t love a being that has 5 hearts and makes soil!
In this week-long online course, you will learn how to partner with nature’s little miracles to make all the natural fertiliser you need for your garden. With the help of worms, you can turn all your kitchen waste into worm casting and worm juice to fertilise and activate the soil in your home garden.
This Mini online course includes a live Q&A online gathering, interactive videos and the 42 page Ebook - Soil Building with Worms for your home garden.
Healthy soils mean healthy plants which also means healthy families.
Limited vacancies, buy now to secure your place.
Lucy Legan is co-founder of Ecocentro IPEC in Brazil, the largest reference centre of sustainability in Latin America, which demonstrates scalable models of social technologies. She has been teaching sustainable education for over 20 years. She has played an integral role in environmental education in Brazil, a best-selling author of educational books on sustainability literacy, and seed saving. She is a public speaker, and long- time ecologist. Lucy is passionate about encouraging individuals to take environmental actions that will make a difference. Her quirky edible gardens have been tasted at Boom Festival in Portugal, Global Eclipse Gathering in the USA, Rainbow Serpent Festival and Strawberry Fields Festival in Australia. She is both a M. Ed and a Diplomat in Permaculture since 2005. Learn more about Lucy Legan here.
Since the beginnning of Ecocentro IPEC, Andre Soares has understood the need for permaculture design to be both functional, culturally relevant and artistic. This has resulted in the Ecocentro IPEC demonstrating various natural building techniques/models that are low cost, energy efficient, use local materials and are beautiful. Andre has been responsible for more than 8500 sqm of natural buildings and many replicable technologies developed with the interaction of communities that represent solutions for social transformation. Andre has taught more 4,000 students in the 20 years of being a permaculture educator. His work with composting toilets has been seen at Boom Festival, Global Eclipse Gathering, Burning Man Festival and Strawberry Fields Festival. Learn more about Andre Soares here.
Laila Helena is a homesteading naturopath and mama who has a curious set of skills. She grew up in an ecological centre that demonstrated sustainability is possible. Her passion includes reconnecting people back to nature and encouraging people’s innate ability to heal using ethnobotany, herbalism, functional nutrition and medicinal gardening. She has co-authored several books which includes Tea for Two. You can download the book for free here.
We believe that anything you place on or in your body should be truly free of harsh chemicals and safe to nature. We choose organic first, as nature intended.
We lovingly handcraft all our products. We are serious about the integrity of our preparations. Natural ingredients carefully combined to nurture your body and mind.
Growing up in an Ecological Centre in Brazil has made me aware of all sustainable practices from composting toilets to organic gardening, water harvesting and planting forests. It just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t walk my talk. All the products are sourced from sustainable producers that protect the climate, keep air and water clean and preserve forests. We practise a “plastic free” ethos.
We are an Australian company working from the Byron Bay Shire.
My passion for plants started when I was a child working in the garden with my mum. She passed on her knowledge about gardening, plants, home-made products and so much more. I first started recording information about herbs when I was 13-years-old.
Living in rural Brazil, the women that surrounded me always made their own medicines. When someone was sick they would go to the garden or sometimes the forest to collect the special ingredient and back to the kitchen. A brew, tincture, cream or syrup would offered. I was fascinated by the healing power of plants and wanted to make sure I remembered their unique qualities. When I finished school I felt the calling to further my studies about healing, and settled into a Bachelors of Health & Science (Naturopathy). I wanted to be able to provide my family with genuine, strong, holistic care, which I can now do.
The stories, legends and myths of female healers and warriors from across the world inspired me ever more. I remember reading books such as the Mists of Avalon and identifying myself with it. I was also lucky enough to grow up in an area where I was surrounded by strong women who practised healing in their day to day life. For thousands of years women have been renown as incredible healers.
The involvement of women in the field of medicine has been historically recorded in several early civilisations. An Egyptian, Merit Ptah (2700 BC), described in an inscription as “chief physician”, is the earliest woman named in the history of science. Agamede was cited by Homer as a healer in Greece before the Trojan War. Agnodike was the first female physician to practice legally in 4th century BC Athens. Metrodora was a physician and generally regarded as the first medical writer.
However, the medical profession was male dominated for over 300 years as governments decided that only those trained in universities were allowed to formally practise medicine. As women were not allowed into the universities they could not gain a licence. Women did, however, continue to practise medicine. Women have always been central in providing medical care, whether offering remedies in the home, midwifery or acting as herbalists. In the mid 19th century, women’s participation in the medical professions was finally “allowed”.
Now that women can go back to using their power, we can move towards a different reality, regaining the rights to practice healing, speak up and live in our bodies as they are. Appreciating our bodies and loving one self is of vital importance in creating positive global change. Using organic wholesome products, food and medicine is one way of showing ourselves this self love.
This is why I choose to grow my own food and make my own products and medicine wherever I can..
We choose ingredients that are natural & organic. Only the good stuff for your body.
All our products and ingredients utilised have not been tested on animals.
All our products are free of all nasties such as sulphates, petrochemicals and parabens.
As sustainability is as the core of love & co. we refuse to use palm oil or any other unsustainable product.
Most of our products are vegan friendly. However, some do contain beeswax so please check each product.
Our products are designed to suit all different body and skin types.