Our Nature-Based Accelerator is ending on September 2nd with a much-anticipated Launch. At this event, the innovators will pitch their nature-based enterprise ideas. But who are they, and what are they working on? Read our short introduction blog series to whet your appetite. Next up is Jemima Hall with WildCraft.
WildCraft: The Story
Jemima is setting up WildCraft. Through this enterprise she will deliver workshops where she introduces people of all ages to making art with nature. They will paint with different naturally pigmented soils, make ink from acorns and make jewellery from nettles and dogwood. Alongside their creations they will forage some different Wild Foods to make tasty snacks. Jemima wishes to help people reconnect to their surroundings and nature through art, craft and play. She also encourages intuitive learning. WildCraft workshops will be all about making and discovering, playing with the materials provided by the nature around us, inspiring creativity and engaging curiosity.
WildCraft: Impact and Benefits
The WildCraft workshops will be accessible, diverse and inclusive to all individuals and groups. They will be a safe space for people to create and communicate. Individuals and groups will be educated on local plants, wild foods, bushcraft and wildcraft. Working together with Glasgow’s community centres and green spaces there will be mutual support and growth in businesses, employment and economic growth. By foraging the materials sustainably from the nature around us and sharing that knowledge with those attending workshops, WildCraft will function sustainably with an ever-growing awareness of the local and wider environment.
WildCraft: Collaboration and Connections
Jemima would like to work with anyone who could benefit from grounding in nature: children and families, teenagers, young adults, adults, disadvantaged communities and young people. Those from marginalised groups are also especially welcome, such as refugees, asylum seekers, LGBTQ+, women’s groups, those with ill health or who identify as living with a disability.
WildCraft: Why the Nature-Based Accelerator?
As she is just starting up her WildCraft business, Jemima recognised a need to have the support of mentorship, to learn from entrepreneurs and to have the communication with other nature-based enterprises.
WildCraft: Further info
Jemima has not got a WildCraft social media account yet, but you can follow her creative work on Instagram: @jemimahall.art
Join us for the Launch on 2nd September where Jemima and other participants of the Nature-Based Accelerator will pitch their innovative enterprise ideas. Grab this chance to create some valuable connections! Find tickets and more information here.