How can we understand the connection between people and the environment? 

Use the principles of permaculture (working with, rather than against nature) as a tool for living in a sustainable way. Create regenerative, and nourishing habits in a linear, exploitative, hierarchical culture.

Join Leslie Wilkin, MSW, RSW, RYT to explore the interconnectedness between our inner worlds, relationships, and connection to the natural world. 

This interactive workshop uses the core principles of permaculture to weave together home gardening, somatic & ecopsychology, nature exploration, self & community care, social activism, and creative design to support you to transition into spring with new tools and ideas to nourish, regenerate and support yourself in your home, relationship, and community ecosystems.

Wednesday May 5th & 12th 5:30pm – 8:30pm PST
Live via zoom

Registration cut-off: April 27th

 Learning Bundle included when you register: Audio recordings and journal prompts, seed blends for experiential/nature-based work.

Sliding Scale $199 – $0 | YO Volunteers 50% off

Topics include:

  • Sense of place & nature as a healing resource
  • Introduction to permaculture and its guiding principles & values
  • Applying these principles  to our relationships with nature & ecosystems (even if you don’t have a garden!)
  • Social Permaculture as a resource for building personal resilience and more just, equitable communities

What to Expect:

  •   Discussion and practices to help you better understand permaculture and ways to integrate it into your life
  • Experiential practices to help deepen your sense of connection and healing in nature
  • Invitations to get outside, plant seeds, observe, design and create more sustainable and equitable spaces in your life, garden, and community

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event less a 10% admin fee.

About Leslie

A white woman with long blond hair walking in the forest with a basket of fir boughs and a book in her hands.Leslie Wilkin, MSW, RSW, RYT

She / Her

Leslie is a clinical social worker and yoga teacher currently living and practicing in Nanaimo BC (Snuneymuxw). Her social work practice over the last 11 years has specialized in the areas of violence against women, relational trauma and substance use. As a yoga teacher, she has developed and taught trauma-informed yoga classes for adults and youth in acute mental health and substance use services through Vancouver Coastal Health, residential addictions treatment programs, and community services. Leslie approaches her work through an intersectional feminist lens and is fascinated by neuroscience, attachment theory and somatic psychotherapy as ways to understand how our brains and bodies adapt to survive and recover from trauma.

Leslie loves:

  • Growing her own food & flowers
  • Canning & pickling
  • Training for triathlons
  • Running through the woods
  • 90s Riot Girl music