A half day spring foraging walk where you'll learn about edible and medicinal wild plants, using your touch, smell, and taste...
just not your sight!
Sunday 12th May 2019 - Stanmer Park, Brighton
Join us for a spring foraging walk with a difference.
In the modern world, we have come to rely heavily on our sight, but we all have many other senses. So on this foraging walk, you’ll learn about edible and medicinal wild plants that grow freely in the Sussex countryside, using your touch, smell, and taste… just not your sight!
You'll learn ways to tune in to your other senses, and meet and identify lots of wild, abundant, local plants that you can eat and use as medicine... in a way that's fun and that'll fill you with surprise and joy..
Wearing blindfolds so you can’t see anything until we say lift them up, we’ll lead you all slowly on the walk and make sure you don’t trip.
The idea is that you’ll have a sensory, sensual experience, and get to know the plants based on what you feel, rather than what you think.
This means the learning will go into a deeper part of your brain, accessing memories and associations that’ll help you next time you go foraging!
Using your senses in this way means this class is not just about foraging, it’s also about connecting with yourself, the land, and place, and it’ll give you a taste of the way our ancestors looked for food and medicine.
After the walk, we’ll have a fire where you’ll be able to sample teas made from the wild herbal plants that we find.
This session is being jointly led by Brighton herbalist, Jessie Martelhof, and Nigel Berman.
The cost is £35/person and is suitable for beginners and those with foraging experience.
About Jessie Martelhof
Jessie is a qualified Herbalist based in Brighton with a BSc(Hons) in Herbal Medicine. She is passionate about teaching people about the freely available wild plant medicines native to the UK and how to use them. She also supports people with their health challenges from her clinic in Hove. See her website here for more info: www.gentle-medicine.co.uk