Hi I’m Hayley …
I’m glad you have found this virtual place I created to connect with you. You are most welcome here.
This is where I offer my resources, hand made herbal remedies and work as a fertility empowerment and menstrual awareness teacher, sensory herb practitioner, horticulturist and wild apiarist.
I created Pellar & Pollen for these various areas of work to rest together with the shared purpose to inspire loving participation with our wild selves, our bodies and with the land that supports us.
An introduction to the ever-evolving principles guiding my work …
First do no harm ~ to humans, more than humans and the life systems they depend upon.
Cultivate wellness within climate uncertainty and patriarchal, economic, ecological imbalances.
Work with the knowing that the human body is part of a wider collective ecosystem ~ every part affects the whole.
Use 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 inherent privileges to redistribute wealth, power and resources.
More about me …
What to write in this space? ~ I am a complex being always growing and changing so instead of trying to write something eloquent and flowing, I will share with you some of the things I know to be constant and true about myself.
I live with my partner in Dartington in Devon ~ I am mother to a spirited baby daughter ~ I proudly identify as highly sensitive ~ I feel most fulfilled when supporting others ~ I believe my intuition and sensitivity are my greatest gifts ~ I love to listen ~ I have a finely tuned radar for power out of balance ~ I thrive being in an active, reciprocal relationship with the land around me ~ I have a fierce response to social and ecological injustice ~ I feel most alive after hours alone in the herb garden.
My qualifications & experience …
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 Herbalist and 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. I have worked as a vegetable grower at School Farm CSA which is now where the herbal apiary project is sited.
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 occasionally teach about redefining the role of the architect for social and ecological change.