Join us through Autumn and Winter 2020 to learn hands-on herbal medicine skills to look after your own health and deepen your connection to nature. Learn natural ways to manage winter ailments, such as seasonal coughs and colds, digestive disorders, stress and anxiety, and joint and muscle problems. Learn about food fermentation. This 5 month online course comprises a monthly 90 minute group Zoom call, practical videos on how to make things, discussions of healing herbs and comprehensive handouts.
“I'm absolutely loving online Weeds and Wild Medicine and I'd like to thank you all, for the hours and hours of work that goes into it, seriously its amazing what you've all achieved together… During Lockdown It's been a big part of keeping me focused on the really important stuff and along with the plants and remedies and has had a hugely positive impact on my health and wellbeing!” Christine - Spring and Summer Weeds and Wild Medicine
“You both have a friendly way of imparting the basic science such as plant constituents, without any sense of 'we know best' superiority even though you have such a depth of knowledge. I love the 'can-do' approach of your course (meaning that in a positive, encouraging way, not in a 'that'll do' way). I love the obvious fun you have, that really comes across.” Sue - Spring and Summer Weeds and Wild Medicine
For many people 2020 has been a year of challenge and change, as Autumn and winter approaches, never has it been more important to look after our health and keep ourselves and our families strong, healthy and resilient. Like our ancestors before us we go deeper into the energy of the land and draw on the wisdom of plant medicine to provide us with the medicines we need. Medicines to help strengthen the immune system and improve family resilience to seasonal colds and flu. We also take a deeper look at respiratory herbs and how to help manage different types of coughs with medicines that can be easily made at home. We enjoy the opportunty to work with the root medicines of Angelica, Elecampane, Horseradish, Liquorice, Marshmallow and ginger.
Care and support of the body starts at deeper levels and we will have workshops on food fermentation, healing the digestive system as well as a workshop on using herbs to cope with stress and anxiety. There is an invitation to enjoy the home spa, making pampering treats to support well being and healing. Most wild herbal folk connect deeply to the energy of the seasons, the land working with the body and drawing on the healing from nature, so we will be still doing some of these sessions outside or round a fire. Early in 2021 we will also look at how to support joint and muscle health making joint and muscle rubs and bath soaks.
Herbs that we will be learning about include: Thyme, Liquorice, Elecampane, Angelica, Marshmallow, Mullein, Horseradish, Ginger, Turmeric, Valerian, Chamomile, Comfrey root, Vervain, Skullcap, Echinacea, Elderberry, St Johns wort as well as many of the Kitchen herbs. We will be making lots of different preparations, including fire cider vinegars, cough medicines, cough sweets, rosehip syrup, glycerites, sauerkrauts, brines and kombuchas, skin scrubs, bath soaks, digestive tonics and herbal teas etc.
Each month we do a 90 minute zoom call focusing on key herbs and guided tastings to build up herbal wisdom as well as how-to videos on medicine making so come and join us.
What people said about Spring and Summer Weeds and Wild Medicine:
“I have loved every bit of it, its been so good to have this course to focus on during 'Lock Down'. And especially for my self and those of us who can't attend the practical worshops, it has enabled us to get outside, forage for the plants and then make remedies using your online tutorials. Cant wait to start the Autumn/Winter one, it will keep me happy through the cold winter days. Thank you” Carrie
“I've enrolled on a few courses this year and yours is by far the best!” - Christine
So join us for 5 months of online herbal learning over Autumn and winter.
The cost of each workshop includes a 90 minute interactive zoom call focusing on the key herbs or that month as well as access to how to videos, comprehensive handouts and other forms of herbal learning. There is also access to a private facebook group so the learning and sharing can be ongoing.
The cost is £20 per session if you subscribe before 1st October 2020 and after that £25 per session on subscription. Or you can join us for all 5 for £100.
So come and join us