Sarah Spencer - Main Profile

I’m passionate about woodlands, trees and all things natural and I grow food and cut flowers on the nine-acre smallholding that I have shared with my family for the last 15 years. We have planted woodlands, forest gardens, created an oasis for wildlife, and keep bees and chickens. I have always felt most at home in the woods, growing up in ancient Charnwood Forest, and now live in the National Forest, a new woodland being created around me.

I also hold a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design and I am a founder director and lead designer of Whistlewood Common community woodland social enterprise. I trained as a forest school leader and was formerly a caseworker providing legal advice and representation to refugees

In 2017 I founded Think like a tree, with the aim of sharing permaculture, biomimicry and other natural wisdom to everyone, so that they can benefit from it in their personal lives. I run courses at Whistlewood Common in South Derbyshire, and workshops and courses at other venues. I also offer bespoke workshops and courses.

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