Forum for Communication and Exchange 

      for Women in and around Freiburg, Germany

Welcome to the Network of English-Speaking Women!

The Network was founded in 1993 with the goal of providing a forum for communication and exchange between English-speaking women in and around Freiburg, Germany. By putting women in contact with one another and encouraging the exchange of information and experience – both personal and professional – the Network offers fun and informative evenings in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. 

Our next Meeting: May, 18th, 7:00 pm

Trees: The Very Roots of Culture! 

In an era in which oil and all its derivatives make the world go round, it is hard to imagine the central role that trees once played in the development of culture. In fact, trees are at the very root of our civilisation. Not only did they provide the raw materials for building everything from simple shacks to cathedrals and castles, and the merchant fleets that conquered the world, we have also fashioned their wood into sculpture and musical instruments. Pulped, trees have been turned into canvas for painters, and paper that records our dreams and chronicles our history. Trees provide inspiration, offer solace and, in the past, have been regarded as a gateway to the spiritual ‘other world’. And whilst we all love their fruit and nuts, few of us realise the crucial importance of trees in medicine, or even think much about their vital contribution in regulating the carbon and water cycles that are so pivotal to maintaining the health and vitality of earth, our home. The realm of trees is nothing less than awe inspiring.

On this short excursion, grassroots ethnobotanist and writer Kat Morgenstern will acquaint us with some of our arboreal neighbours and provide a tiny glimpse into their amazing, rich history, ecology and many uses that so intricately connect our human world to theirs.
If you would like to join us please register by May 15th with Liz  at or call         0171 724 68 34.   You can also use this contact form.