Have you ever pondered the medicinal properties of fennel or echinacea? Do you find the modern habit of taking drugs and pills unhealthy in itself? This may be the place for you. Natural herbal courses are run by experienced herbalists and involve teaching you how to concoct your own natural cosmetics and medicinal remedies - tailored for you!
Foraging Day at Hafod Estate, Ystwyth Valley, Ceredigion (about 12 miles from Aberystwyth)
Join professional forager Jade Mellor for a full day of wild food foraging.
Spring is a time of abundance and new life. Of fresh, green leaves, edible blooms and the most tender, tasty and nutritious wild food. Join me in this very special opportunity to spend a whole day foraging in the heart of the beautiful, magical, Hafod estate . We will...
Join herbalist Ali English BSc (hons) Herb Med for a two hour workshop where you will learn a little bit about the fascinating world of herbal medicine, beginning with some simple home remedies for every day use, and progressing to a discussion of how to grow, gather and dry your own herbs. Each attendee will take home at least two completed recipes plus a handout with more recipes on. Please bring your own jars and...
- Next course on 22nd September 2018
Autumn roots weekend course: dandelion, elecampane, marshmallow & horseradish practical sessions
22nd & 23rd September, 10am –4pm both days
Harvesting herbal roots for health and wellbeing
We will be using the principles of using seasonal tonic herbs for maintaining our health and wellbeing. We will use freshly foraged dandelion, elecampnae, marshmallow and horseradish roots and make various different preparations from them. This will include making a decoction, an infused oil, a syrup, an...
- Next course on 14th September 2018
Try a Driftwood Art & Coastal Foraging weekend. You will be staying in a lovely Georgian house overlooking the stunning Teifi estuary. A break with a difference! Wonderful weekends of creative 'taster' workshops in west Wales, all with a coastal theme.
All workshop tutors are well respected, experienced, local artists and crafts people. Groups are small, averaging 6 people, and you will receive individual attention and be helped to discover your unique creative self.
Herbal delights at Hellens manor, Much Marcle, Herefordshire
A unique midsummer residential weekend retreat at the beautiful Hellens Manor, in south Herefordshire, 22nd -24th June 2018.
Immerse yourself in the gardens of Hellens Manor and learn about & experience making and sampling aromatic herbal tisanes and cordials, and medicinal and cosmetic remedy making, together with the art of natural perfumery. We are staying in the restored Georgian stables, in the heart of the gardens.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to identify common, locally found plants? How about learning how to make medicine using the contents of your spice rack, or using easily obtained ingredients? Why not join me for a four hour session where you will learn all of these skills and more, including:
How to gather, dry and prepare your own herbs
How to make a variety of different plant medicines
How to use those plant...
The use of plants as medicine predates written history and their use to treat disease is almost universal among non-industrialised societies. In Europe and the US, the use of herbal remedies has become more widespread as the scientific evidence about the their effectiveness has become more widely available. A recent BBC report stated that about a quarter of all adults in the UK have used a herbal medicine in the past two years, mostly bought...
Herbs of early summer: fennel, chamomile, lemon balm & thyme : practical sessions
30th June & 1st July ,10am-4pm both days
Using herbs of early summer for health and wellbeing
We will be using the principles of using seasonal tonic herbs for maintaining our health and wellbeing. We will use freshly foraged fennel, chamomile, lemon balm and thyme and make various different preparations from them. This will include making a tisane, an infused...
Herbs of late summer weekend course: yarrow, lime flower, lavender & meadowsweet
4th & 5th August, 10am-4pm both days
Using herbs of late summer for health and wellbeing
We will be using the principles of using seasonal tonic herbs for maintaining our health and wellbeing. We will use freshly foraged yarrow, lime flowers, lavender and meadowsweet and make various different preparations from them. This will include making a tisane, an infused oil, an...
Click through top left hand link to our own website to see remaining 2017 Quirky courses and by using the 'keep me posted' icon you will receive the new 2018 course list when it is released in early November. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents.
In this hands on workshop, we will cover simple fermentation methods, their endless benefits, and issues that might crop up. Bring an apron, prepare to...