Frequently Asked Questions 

For the Dreaming with Plants retreat workshop

The Venue

  • Where is the venue?
Whetstone Cottage, Whetstone Croft, Woodland, Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA20 6AE. 
Satnavs wont bring you directly to us.
We are on the A593 between Broughton-in-Furness and Torver. 
Whetstone Cottage: 54.2997, -3.18106. Click on this link
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  • Where do I park?

There is limited parking on the road in a layby opposite Whetstone Cottage. With some additional spaces available on the farm. If you are staying at Moss Side Camping Site, then please follow the walking route to Whetstone Cottage.


  • What are the facilitates available? 

We will be using the Hay Meadows, Small Woodland, Barn, Garden and the Cottage.  The Cottage  has one toilet that will be available to use and the kitchen for our drinks, food and storing of personal belongings. 


  • What catering is provided?

Included in the course fee you will get:
  • Unlimited Tea (Original and Herbal), Coffee, Water and vegan biscuits throughout the day
  • Light Vegan Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Vegan cake on Friday, Saturday and Sunday late afternoons
  • If you have any other dietary requirements please let us know

  • Do you have a list of accommodation near by?

Recommended local accommodation:
Moss Side Farm (Walking distance)
Wilding Yurt (10 min. drive, Broughton Mills)
The Old Kings Head (10min. drive. Broughton-in Furness)
Old School Caravan and Motorhome Campsite (15 min. walk or 5 min drive, Broughton-in-Furness)

The Course

  • Will I be ingesting any plants?
There is no requirement too. You will be offered some herbal teas, plant essences and burning Incense. This course is more about connecting and working with the spirit essence of plants.

  • Do I need any prior knowledge of Shamanism, Animism or Paganism?

As long as you have had experience of meditation, everything else will be covered in this course. If you have experience of shamanic, animistic, and pagan practices, then this will just aid your journey a little further.


  • What physical teaching materials will I be given?

You will receive a workbook which will contain a lot of the teaching and exercises for you to continue your work with plants after the course. You will also take away with you any preparations we make. 


  • What is the award I get for completing the course?

As this is an introductory course, there is no award. However, it will allow you join further advance Dreaming with Plant courses in the future as well as starting you on your journey to working with Plant Spirits.

  • What is the timetable for the course? 

Timetable is roughly as follows:

Friday 12pm till 6pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Kit List (what to bring)

  • What equipment will I need to bring with me?
A Notebook  - to record any course notes or experiences

A Blanket or throw - One that  you can dedicate to the use to wrapping yourself in for journeying, meditation, and other ‘outdoor’ activities.

Offerings – these are biodegradable offerings you can make to the spirits while working out on the land, e.g. pouch of petals, herbs etc.

Cutting tools - A sharp pair of secateurs or garden knife to harvest some plants. (some will be provided if you don't have any)

What clothes should I wear?

We will be working both inside and outside in a garden and farm environment. Please come suitably prepared to do both.