Course Provider: Assington Mill
Contact Name: Anne Holden
Telephone: 01787 229955
Course Length: One day (10-5)
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Wild Medicine - one day workshop
Tutor: Jude Greenan & Vanessa Neville MNIMH
For thousands of years we have depended on plants to provide the essentials of life - food, shelter, clothing, fuel and medicine. In many respects little has changed. For most of the world's population, plant medicine is still mainstream medicine. Now many in the more developed world are looking again at ways in which plant medicine can offer them a naturally healthy life.
In the world today we face challenges such as pollution, stress, drug resistance and side-effects, and modern diseases of affluence such as obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. At the same time, we know more about our own bodies, and how we should protect them. So it is not surprising that more and more people look to the benefits of herbal medicine. This works with the body's natural defence systems in a gentle and well-tolerated way, to provide long-term relief from both physical and mental disorders.
Herbal medicine will play an increasingly important part in our personal healthcare, so it is good to know that experts in the field are available to help.
What to Bring:
Wellies or strong boots for walking in long grass and maybe mud.
Assington Mill is a 70 acre organic farm in a beautiful secluded hidden valley in Suffolk. We aim to provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, where you will enjoy the experience of spending time with like-minded people and learning something new and life-enriching. Around fifty-five different short courses in rural and traditional craft skills are run here each year.
We aim to provide healthy meals during our courses made from locally-sourced organic ingredients, where possible. Lunches usually consist of soup and salads. Almost all the ingredients, if they are not grown here, come from Assington Farmshop, and are organic if possible. Cakes and biscuits are also home-made. We specialise in gluten-free food and are happy to cater for any other dietary requirements if you give us notice on the booking form.
Accommodation is available at many BnBs in the area (please see the list on our website) or you could stay in Mill Cottage on site. Alternatively, Camping is also possible at Assington Mill for £5 per night, anywhere on the farm. There is a toilet and shower available in a wetroom; plus a kitchen with two hobs and urn. We are not a proper camp site; this is just a facility for people coming on the courses.
To book please click through (link above) find your course and book online.
What's included in the price?
A lovely organic home made lunch, plus cakes and biscuits. To book please click through (above) find your course (in date order) and book online.
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