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About Courtney-Brooke

Courtney-Brooke is an Eco-cultural Designer, Ceremonialist, and Threshold Tender work aims to create bio-cultural topsoil to feed a time beyond our own.

 

Her research, offerings, and work in the world aim to address the root cause of today’s overwhelming ecological challenges - that humans are starved of a sense of belonging to the places they live. Birthing Tree was born from a call from Spirit to tend placetas as a sacred throne of belonging. 

 

Courtney-Brooke was raised on a small farm in North Georgia, and has been guided by a lifetime of living close to the land. Her greatest teachers have been the Appalachian Mountains, the land of Aotearoa, and Selu, the Corn Mother. She holds a degree in Ecology from the Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, and a decade of experience facilitating earth-based education, ecological landscape design, women’s rites of passage, and cultural healing. She is student of Maestro Manuel Rufino.

Courtney-Brooke is trained as a Birth Doula and Post-pardum Doula with The Matrona, and has studied Placenta Tending with Aixa Amankay.  

  

Deeply committed to spreading the healing that comes from belonging to the places we live, Courtney-Brooke is passionate about using the ceremony of daily life to connect to a sense of belonging and divine purpose here on Earth. She lives her life at Earthaven Ecovillage in the mountains of North Carolina where she tends the land, raises food, participates in communal ritual agriculture, swims in wild water, enjoys the mysterious blessing of being alive, and tends her own wild Hearth. She loves cooking home-grown and wild foraged foods, playing her flute to the sunrise, running on mountain trails, making compost piles, making medicine drums, and bringing people together to create beauty that feeds the holy.