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About

Rerooting the Future is where to find guided foraging walks, wild food and fermentation workshops, low waste living workshops and talks. We cater to a number of different clients: Individuals, corporate team building, community groups and schools. We aim to build sustainability and resilience through fun, practical days out.
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Zaneta Wright

Workshops, retreats, talks, guided foraging walks

Rerooting the Future is delighted to be able to offer foraging walks to everyone; from individuals or families to all sorts of private groups. The foraging walks are a great way to learn about the wild or weedy edible plants that are around us, great for spending time outdoors.

Our Workshops have been designed to meet the needs of a number of different clients. For our corporate clients we have developed a range of team building activities built around a workshop theme, be that fermentation, wild drinks or one of our radical home economics or crafts workshops. At these team building events and retreats, your staff would spend time together outside of work, being creative, participating in collaborative problem-solving, at the same time learning interesting skills.

The radical home economics workshops have been adapted for secondary school students, providing participants with some of the skills and mindsets needed to live sustainably and cheaply when they leave home. Community groups can also engage our services; talks, discussions and demonstrations are available for a number of different topics mainly around recycling and low-waste living. activities.

About the owner

Hi, my name is Zaneta Wright, I own and run Rerooting the Future and teach most of the workshops and classes offered here. I am passionate about nature, health, sustainability and community. I enjoy leading foraging walks and sharing the non-toxic, low waste and wallet-friendly Home Economics skills that I have acquired over the years.

My qualifications include an honours degree in Biology from Maynooth University, where I mainly took human immunity and plant biology modules; a Post Grad course in Environmental Sustainability and two Permaculture Design Certificates. I have participated in a number of workshops to do with facilitation, mentoring and new patterns for collaboration.

A friend and I designed a food forest for a site at Sonairte in Laytown and we are in the process of planting that up. My husband and I designed and renovated his parents’ garden in Skerries into a lush, food growing slice of paradise. We have an allotment that we harvest food from year round.

My voluntary work has included working as a gardener Sonairte Eco-Centre, where I learned a lot about nature, nature observation and growing food; I also spent time at the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun where I helped with documentation and workshops.

I am interested in finding ways to create sustainable, resilient communities. I am involved with Sustainable Skerries, a local community group that administers an organic veg box scheme (CSA); works with the county council to set up a community garden and provides workshops and courses surrounding sustainable living.

I blog about a diverse range of topics, from harvesting and preparing foraged plants, my kitchen experiments, fermentations and recipes for homemade laundry liquid. rerootingthefuture.ie/blog

In my downtime, I can often be found at home, usually knitting, sewing or experimenting with natural dyestuffs, or messing about at the allotment or wandering the hedgerows in search of wild edibles.