Symbiotic Relationships: An Exploration of our Connection with Nature

A Workshop at Riddell Preserve

Sunday, April 14th, 9am-1pm

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Join LandPaths, Ag + Open Space, Shannon Rogge, LMFT, and Taylor Bright, students of the UC Naturalist Program, for a morning workshop at Riddell Ecological Preserve in Healdsburg. This property is nestled in the hills above Dry Creek just outside Healdsburg; scarecely visible from anywhere nearby, this 400 acre parcel of California wildness is home to magnificent, thriving, regeneration strands of oak and madrone along with lowly fescue bunch grasses, open meadows and fourth generation redwood, "fairy rings"--undoubtedly matched by equally vibrant communities of animals.


This workshop aims to create a safe space for individuals to both return to and further explore their biological, psychological and inherently instrinsic connection to the natural world. Through cultivating relationship with ourselves and the land by holding space outdoors in a community setting, sharing practices and conducting exercises from an eco-pshychological approach, and learning about the ways the natural world communicates through the underground mycelial 'neural network' of the planet, we hope to deepen the undersanding, awareness and embodiment of the innate interconnectedness of humanity and the natural world on a mental, emotional, and somatic level. This workshop is best suited for adults; teens ages 13+ are welcomed. 


Location: LandPath's Riddell Preserve


We will meet at 8:45am at the parking lot of the City Corporation Yard at 550 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448. We will carpool to the preserve from the City Corporation Yard and get back to the parking lot by 1pm. We will leave the City Corporation Yard at 9am sharp; please plan accordingly.

Directions to the Corporation Yard parking lot-
From Highway 101 North, take the Central Healdsburg Exit. and make a slight left on Healdsburg Avenue. Turn left onto Mill Street. Continue under the highway overpass as Mill Street turns into Westside Road. The Corporation Yard parking lot will be on the left immediately before the bridge crossing at the intersection of Westside Rd and Lucius Way. There is a "Corporation Yard" sign at the entrance to the parking lot.

From Highway 101 South, take the Westside Exit and turn right on Westside Rd. The Corporation Yard parking lot will be on the left immediately before the bridge crossing at the intersection of Westside Rd and Lucius Way.


What to bring:


  • Sturdy boots or shoes

  • Weather appropiate clothing- sun hat, sunscreen, dress in layers

  • A picnic lunch, snacks & water bottle

  • journal, pen/pencil


Details and what to expect:

  • This event is a workshop; there is some walking involved on uneven terrain.

  • You will be asked to sign a liability waiver.

  • There is no porta-potty on the property; "facilatrees" available.

  • There is no potable water available on the property.

  • Ticks are commonly found on the Riddell Preserve. We reccomend the use of light-colored clothing (long pants and long-sleeved shirts preferrably).

  • No pets or smoking are permitted and absolutely no smoking pets!

  • What if it's raining? Any steady rainfall beyond sprinkles will call for cancellation. If in doubt please call (707) 544-7284 (then press 1) after 6:30 AM on the day of the outing. If there is no special message the event is on!


For any other questions or concerns, or if you would like to register over the phone, please contact our offices at 707-544-7284 ext.111



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