The Birch and Pine trees are native to these lands and used by our Ancestors and modern day Herbalists for Medicine. As Spring emerges, the sap rises in the Birch and soft green leaves form on the trees. The bark and twigs provide medicine as well as the fungi that grows among its roots and on decaying trees.
The Pine tree is an evergreen now found locally in parks and woods. In the past the needles could be used in a nutritious vitamin C rich tea as well as being antiseptic. The pollen which emerges in May is a valuable male tonic. This two hour class explores the many uses of these two local trees deepening our connection to them through taste and in exploration of their uses both medicinal and Magic and how we can make medicine with them.
The cost of this class is £15 which includes emailed handouts. Numbers are limited so booking is essential via Paypal. N.B. Any cancellations made within 48 hours of the class will not be refunded.
The North-west of England has and unparalleled heritage of herbal medicine, with many famous herbalists working with people in the industrial towns of Lancashire and helping people survive harsh living conditions and disease. The aim of these classes is to bring Herbal medicine back to the people, working with local, seasonal and accessible medicine plants and teaching people how to safely work with them for use with personal and family health. The Herb Classes the Burrs will run on the 2nd Wednesday of each month between 7-9pm at the Lamppost cafe. the Cafe will be open from 6.30pm for Posh Coffee, drinks and delicious cake. The Classes cost £15 which includes comprehensive handouts emailed a few days beforehand. All classes must be pre booked as numbers are limited.
Over the year we will be working with one or two herbs each month to really get to know them through taste, how they work with out bodies and how to make a medicine with them in the kitchen at home.
Classes cancelled within 48 hours of the start of the class will not be refunded.
and making smudge sticks
This includes handouts emailed a few days before the start of the class. Please state on Paypal which Herb class you are booking on