Hello & welcome

I’m Hayley and I founded Pellar & Pollen as a place to share my work and resources as a Fertility Empowerment and Menstrual Awareness Teacher, Sensory Herbalist, Horticulturist and Wild Apiarist. 

Pellar & Pollen is a place where my various areas of work sit together with the shared purpose to inspire loving participation with our wild selves, our bodies and with the landscape that supports us.

An introduction to my ever-emerging guiding principles here …

First we do no harm ~ to humans, more than humans and the life systems they depend upon.

Engage in an exploration of what wellness looks like within these times of climate crisis, economic injustice and patriarchal culture.

Work with an understanding that the human body is part of a wider ecosystem.

Make use of methods and practices that are culturally and ecologically appropriate.

Balance action with deep honouring in this time of grief and wonder. 

There is no learning without relationship.

Work towards equality and use our privilege to redistribute wealth, power and resources.

More about me

I am a certified NFPTA teacher of the Sympto-Thermal practice of Natural Family Planning. I have many years experience using this practice in my long term partnership as both a form of contraception and to conceive. I have been mentoring women and couples for greater menstrual awareness and fertility empowerment since 2017. 

I am soon to complete my training as a Sensory Herb Practitioner through Sensory Solutions.

As a horticulturist, I completed an apprenticeship in Sustainable Horticulture at Schumacher College, hold a Permaculture Design Certificate and have trained with the Agroforestry Research Trust.

As a bee person, I trained with the British Beekeeping Association and later with the National Beekeeping Trust. I receive ongoing tuition from the honeybees in my life. 

I am also an Architect (BA, MArch, ARB) and most recently worked on the local sustainable, community led development Atmos Totnes. I have worked as an associate tutor at the University of Plymouth and a visiting School Director at the Architectural Association’s woodland campus, Hooke Park. Although I no longer practice as an Architect, I still teach about redefining the role of the architect for social and ecological change.

Please get in touch to say hi or to find out more. 

Thank you for visiting,

Hayley x