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!
- 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
Come and join us on our Driftwood Art & Coastal Foraging weekend. You will be staying in a lovely Georgian house overlooking the stunning Teifi estuary. This is a break with a difference! A wonderful coastal themed weekend of creativity in West Wales.
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...
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 two day 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...
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...
Introduction to herbal medicine
weekend course (10am-4pm both days)
A weekend course covering the basics of using herb in the home
An Introduction to Herbal Medicine Making.
An exploration of the uses of herbs and learn to make your own top quality cosmetics and herbal preparations. Includes ID, growing, harvesting from my organic garden, drying and storing herbs.
A practical 2 day workshop making teas, decoctions, infused oils, ointments, creams and other remedies...
Learn how to make a range of medicinal products using herbs and common kitchen ingredients. Stock your larder with effective, safe and easy to make at home natural medicines. Easily converted to beauty products once you have the base formulas.
Designed for a small group of friends, this half day body care products experience is run in our new workshop and is all about having a fun time whilst making your very own 100% natural body care products. So if you have an interest in additive free body care treatments that are safe and soothing for the most sensitive skin, or maybe just want a fun experience, this is for you!
We’ll run this course...
Ever wonder how lipsticks are made? Ever go to shops and struggle to find the perfect match for your outfit or special occasion and want to find the perfect colour for yourself?
Well, at Token studio, you can attend London’s very first lipstick making workshop, with edible, natural ingredients - you will never have to worry about what’s on your lips!
How the course is run:
During this workshop, you will be using completely natural...
Join Jade Mellor of Wild Pickings on a private foraging walk with a group of family or friends.
Half day, morning or afternoon walks & workshops, specifically tailored to your interests (forest, hedgerow, seashore or a mix).
Jade has been a professional forager for nearly ten years, collecting wild food from the beautiful hedgerows, woodlands and coast of West Wales. "I pick what is seasonally abundant, with care and sensitivity, always leaving plenty to go...