Skip to content

The Glen River Park Botanical Odyssey

28 July 2024

The Glen River Park Botanical Odyssey

SUNDAY 28 July 2- 4pm

A poster advertising the Events of 28 July in the Glen

SPOON and BLOOM invite you to join us for an inspiring afternoon of stories, drawing and discovery of the Glen River Park as we embark on a journey through time and terrain. We will unearth cherished memories of the park through guided drawing activities, while fostering connections with fellow adventurers and discovering some unusual happenings along the way. We will explore how the natural bounty of the Glen River Park enhances our human lives and provides an environment for a myriad of other life forms in the heart of our neighbourhood.

We will walk through the park with herbalist, Michelle O’Donovan, who will expand on our understanding of life in the park. We will collect drawings as we go, examining the minutiae of the neighbourhood.

We will then come together to collectively map our journey and add our findings, plotting the distinctive species as well as our own special areas and treasures of the park.

This event is suitable for people of all ages

Why not come early and see the Mosnter parade at midday, picnic by the river and join us again for the Odyssey at 2 pm

 

 

A photograph of a woman and a man under a gazebo in a green space these are Annie Mar and Aaron Ross also known as Spoon and Bloom in the Glen
Annie Mar and Aaron Ross also known as Spoon and Bloom in the Glen

About Spoon And Bloom

Spoon and Bloom are a creative duo of illustrator and artist Annie Mar and motion graphic designer and animator Aaron Ross, together creating animations with an ecological focus.

Aaron’s upbringing in the wilderness of the Cork Kerry mountains combined with Annie’s childhood weaving in and out of rural and urban wild spaces, makes for projects centring a deep empathy with the land and the creatures we share our spaces with. Some of their projects include videos soil fertility on Irish farmlands, the semi-natural grasslands of Ireland and a three-part animation series on Irish peatlands.

click to see animations by Annie Mar and Aaron Ross

a photo of a woman collecting seaweed on a rocky shore - this is Michelle O'Donovan, Herbalist
Chelley O’Donovan, WillowHerb Clinic and Apothecary. Photo Joleen Cronin

About Chelley O’Donovan

Chelley O’Donovan is a qualified Clinical Herbalist Based in Cork. She founded Willowherb Clinic on the skills developed and the knowledge obtained in the last thirteen years of training, studying and supporting clients. Developing her practices in Herbal medicine, Reiki, Yoga and Biomechanics she treats people with a holistic approach, treating each client as an individual and creating a treatment plan specifically designed for their needs.is a qualified Clinical Herbalist Based in Cork. She founded Willowherb Clinic on the skills developed and the knowledge obtained in the last thirteen years of training, studying and supporting clients. Developing her practices in Herbal medicine, Reiki, Yoga and Biomechanics she treats people with a holistic approach, treating each client as an individual and creating a treatment plan specifically designed for their needs.

Chelley teaches Introduction to Herbal Medicine courses, medicine making and foraging walks to share her deep love of nature and the abundance of healing properties that surround us. A mentor for budding Herbalists at The Plant Medicine School where she qualified as a Clinical Herbalist, she feels imparting knowledge is an important part of her work, helping put people in touch with natural sources of medicine supporting sustainability and personal sovereignty.

Instagram/fb: willowherbclinic

A black and white drawing and map of the Glen Park

Creative Ireland Creativer Climate Action LogoCreative Ireland logo

 

Gleann a' Phúca

More Events