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Understand the qualities of plants and sensorily explore their impacts on the body, blending traditional knowledge about foods, plant medicines and health with basic household chemistry. Participants will be invited to explore their constitutions through the lenses of hot/cold, dry/damp and laxity/tension, and begin to work with their food, drink and herbal choices to encourage balance and vigour in their bodies and minds.
Learn to use water as a vessel for plant medicine in your everyday life. We will explore how to make and use infusions, decoctions and distillates and participants will leave confident of being able to make and use these extractions at home. We will sensorily explore each extraction with a small suite of herbs so that participants learn to engage with plants in a multifaceted way. We will discuss culinary, medicinal and cosmetic uses for the extracts we make.
Receive the information and skills to stock your own home apothecary with herbal remedies and basic first aid items. Participants will gain confidence dealing with everyday health issues and have a better understanding of when to ask for further medical help. Topics include bumps, bruises, cuts, burns, sprains, menstrual issues, diarrhoea, constipation, indigestion, toothache, headaches, aches and pains and more.
Join us for seasonal workshops that meet several times per year, or come along for one of our regular plant walks.
Follow the energetics of a calendar year while learning to engage holistically with your health and natural environment. We will sensorily explore one body system that benefits particularly from seasonal care, learn to use a holistic herbal approach to treating systemic ailments and take home a remedy.
Spring/East/Preparing the Terrain/Intention
A sensory approach to identifying medicinal plants that grow abundantly in the area. We will engage all our senses to meet a plant, and participants will take away a practice-kit to deepen their intimacy with their natural environment. A handful of plants will be identified and interacted with each morning, followed by an afternoon of learning to make a skin balm with infused herb oil and organic beeswax.
A sensory approach to identifying medicinal plants that grow abundantly in the area. We will engage all our senses to meet a plant, and participants will take away a practice-kit to deepen their intimacy with their natural environment. A handful of plants will be identified and interacted with each morning/afternoon session, followed by an organoleptic tea and/or other extract tasting. Other extracts include vinegars, syrups, distillates and more.