Its good to get out on the land, take a breath of fresh air, get your hands in the soil, forage and learn how to make healing medicines from the earth
It's great to work in partnership with the Northern School of Permaculture at the historic Wardley Hall gardens in Worsley, Manchester. We will be working through the seasons learning how to identify medicinal plants and to make medicines with them. The workshops with be held in the walled garden as we gather from the land, getting hands on experience in making herbal infused oils, salves, lotions, balms, creams, glycerites, vinegars, syrups and wild foods. This is a good opportunity to connect to the seasons and the plans working with an experienced Medical herbalist in this beautiful and historic place. You will get to take home all that you make as well as having emailed handouts and recipes.
Please note that the plants we encounter and medicines we make are from the natural world and whats available seasonally is at the whim of mother nature so recipes and the plants we expect to encounter may change
The air chills, nights draw in and the trees are bare. Like our ancestors before us we look towards winter with the health of ourselves and our families. There is a lot we can do this time of the year in readiness for coughs colds, flu and other viruses and its nice to spend time outside in a beautiful garden learning about herbs to support us through winter and learn the skills of medicine making. In this full day session which is run in conjunction with the Northern School of Permaculture we will be working with root medicine of Angelica, Elecampane, marshmallow and Thyme as our key herbs as well as utilising some of the amazing medicines found on markets and good grocers such as Ginger, Cinnamon, Star anise, garlic and Tumeric. We will be learning how to manage winter viruses and fevers as well as making a cold busting drink from kitchen cupboard ingredients, a fire cider vinegar and cough medicine. The cost of the day is £60 and includes what we make to take home. Numbers are limited to booking is advisable