Saturday 27th October
Later in the autumn, as we start to draw inwards ready for winter, nature is also letting go as the leaves fall and plants store their energy in their roots ready for the colder months. On this day we will be looking at a variety of wild and cultivated roots for food and medicine. We will look at how roots can nourish us at this time of year and their healing properties for a wide variety of issues, from skin complaints to coughs and colds. We will spend the morning walking the land, digging and learning about the botany, folklore and sustainability of foraging roots as well as meeting some of the medicinal roots grown in the herb garden. Then in the afternoon we will make some delicious foods and healing medicines from our harvest around the campfire. Things we might make on the day include a healing stock, a cough syrup or a balm
This day will be lead by Lucinda Warner and Alice Bettany
Full day workshops cost £75 per person
Please bring a pack lunch which can be ideally shared with others, this brings such a treat to the day when food is shared. We can top up our lunch with some foraged goods too and will be nibbling away all afternoon on the foraged delights we’ve made. A selection of tea’s and hot water will be provided and of-course we will make some fresh herb brews along the way.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to meet & greet. Please bring suitable footwear for walking on farmland, warm clothes (even if it is sunny) and wet weather gear just in case. Please bring a notepad and pen, maybe a camera to help you remember the plants, and a baskets for foraged goods.
No previous experience needed for any of these workshops.
Maximum of 16 participants on each day.
No dogs allowed please
Under 18yrs welcome if interested but need to be accompanied by a participating adult, charged at 20% off full price, contact Workshop manager to book this on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking page and more info about the instructors found here: http://www.wowo.co.uk/faq/30-services/107-foraging-and-wild-herbalism.html