Rewilding for Mums in the Hills


This free Rewilding program provides a space for mothers in the Dandenong Ranges to connect, post pandemic and storms, through nature connection and earth activities. 

These activities include working with fibres and basket weaving, carving and whittling, working with clay, ecological literacy, contemplative and reflective processes in the natural world, nature-based art such as group mandela making, and sharing circles.   

This free course of nature-based activities has been created by Claire Dunn and will be facilitated by Yonke van Geloven and hosted by Yarra Ranges Council.

Claire Dunn is a writer, speaker, transpersonal counsellor and rewilding facilitator and has for the last 15 years been facilitating deep nature connection and wilderness rites-of-passage.  

Yonke Van Geloven is a mother, teacher, farmer and rewilding facilitator who facilitates community gatherings on her permaculture, honeybee sanctuary property  in Central Victoria.

When: Six sessions will be held all up: 

  • Session 1 on Monday 22 August from 10am – 12.30pm
  • Session 2 on Monday 5 Sept from 10am – 12.30pm
  • Session 3 on Monday 3 Octoberfrom 10am – 12.30pm
  • Session 4 on Monday 17 Octoberfrom 10am – 12.30pm
  • Session 5 on Monday 31 Octoberfrom 10am – 12.30pm
  • Session 6 on Monday 14 November (Final session)

Participants are requested to aim to attend all sessions.

Where: The program will be held at Ferny Creek Scout Hall, 21 Clarkmont Road, Ferny Creek.
Outdoor activities will be held in the nearby Sherbrooke Forest.

Thanks for your interest in the Rewilding for Mums in the Hills program. This program has booked out and no more names are being added to the wait list.

While there are currently no further programs organised, if you would like to register your interest in future or similar programs please email