Foraging for Health: Wild Herbal Plants
Learn to find and make your own wild herbal medicine
A half day spring and summer foraging walk - you'll learn about the medicinal properties of the wild plants that grow freely around us, then make herbal preparations from your harvest.
2018 Dates and venue to be confirmed
Take a walk with local herbalist Alice Bettany (spring) and Lucinda Warner (summer) to find out about the medicinal plants growing in this area.
You'll learn tips on how to forage safely and responsibly and some basic plant identification as well as discussing all the wonderful things you can make from your harvest.
During the spring and summer months, you can find an array of wild plants that are useful for a wide range of health complaints, as well as being vital for wildlife.
You'll take a leisurely ramble onto the Downs to meet some of these commonly found plants that are also some of the most useful remedies in the home medicine chest.
You'll also get the chance to make some simple herbal preparations from the wild plants you gather and discuss how to incorporate these into your daily life in practical and accessible ways.
Things you might make include mugwort infused oil, yarrow tea, an ointment, and a tincture (depending on what we find on the day).
The April session is being led by Sussex herbalist Alice Bettany of Sacred Seeds.
The July session is being led by Brighton herbalist Lucinda Warner of Whispering Earth.
The cost is £26.99 and is suitable for beginners and those with experience.
(Numbers limited to 15 places. Book early to secure your place. RSVP essential.)