Seed Bed 2023-24

Seed Bed funded part of the Natural History Consortium’s Festival of Nature programme for 2023 – a dreamy, immersive riverside walk celebrating the nature of the River Frome in mid-June, and creating a collective notebook.

During the session, the group – led by Davina Quinilivan, Dee Moxon and Tadorna Tours – created paintings, sketches and words to later be compiled into a beautiful Collective Field Notebook.

As well as a vivid record of the walk and the environment of the Frome Valley, the Collective Field Notebook is intended as a great resource to help people elsewhere to reflect on the nature around them. It’s available to view and download here.

‘Educational, accessible, calming, informative and inspiring.’


‘I feel inspired to create again.’


Participants in Messages of Hope – A Writing Workshop on Healing the Natural World and Enabling Biodiversity (part of the South Hams Literary Festival programme) were encouraged to discuss their hopes for the natural world and humans through the creative arts, The discussion explored how we may live in harmony with nature, now, and in the future.

‘Our activity delivered an excellent, high-quality experience of literature which highlighted…the climate and environmental crisis.’

South Hams Literary Festival