The Healing Power of Dirt

Dhaniella Iris

The Healing Power of Dirt

The healing power of dirt is a fun, hands-on and dirty workshop in which participants will make seed bombs for distribution either in their own home gardens or at selected sites for either food growing or native bush regeneration. The properties and advantages of growing with seed bombs will be discussed along with introducing the concept of guerilla gardening, growing as activism and the nature of microbes in dirt which act as feel good/ anti depressants for people. Earthbuilding and sustainability in the modern world will also be topics raised within this workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to get there hands dirty and help create seed bombs which will encourage growth and change on many kinds of environmental and social levels. This is a workshop which can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities and provides a chance to connect to earth and the community around them.  

Dhaniella is a passionate food grower/gardener and earthbuilder. She spends much of her time at her home in a SE Queensland  community/environment reserve where she is working on growing her own food forest and building her dream sustainable home. She has designed a community garden in Japan for residents of temporary housing villages after the Tsunami and has worked on many building projects in Thailand, The Philippines, Indonesia and Australia. It is highly likely that when you meet Dhaniella she will be covered in dirt and/or mud and will have seeds and twigs as a hair accessories. In her spare time she loves spending time at festivals  dancing with friends, running waste management systems, volunteering in all kinds of capacities and from time to time running her own events. Over the last 20 years she has been an active participant at festivals all over Australia. Dhaniella has presented The Healing Power of dirt at Evolve Festival, Earthfrequency Festival, Utopia Environment Reserve, Grounded Gathering, Sprout Festival, Elements,  and the Oregon Eclipse Festival,