This four-week course celebrates flora featured in African and Caribbean Folklore including trees, flowers and fruit, like tamarind the favoured tree of Silimaka, a Fulani hero.
Baobab: Tree of Beginning. Starting our exploration with the Baobab a residence of the spirits. – Book Now
Silk Cotton: Tree of Protection. Amongst the trees in this workshop is the Silk Cotton and its protective qualities. – Book Now
Mango: Tree of Salvation. Who would have thought a tree could come to the rescue? Giving thanks for generous Mangifera. – Book Now
Tamarind: Tree of Rest. This concluding session commences with Tamarind, a favoured tree for reflection or for rest. – Book Now
We often talk of food and medicine, when we talk of our monumental neighbours, but what of their spiritual significance? Trees such as the fig, under which important ceremonies are performed. Baobab, tree of Creation; tamarind, source of rest and reflection. Pumpkin offers a reminder of the beauty of kindness, kola nut, a lesson in respect to the elders. If we learn from animals, then we can learn from the trees also, through celebrating the African and Caribbean oral traditions.