Comprising four two-day workshops throughout the year, this seasonal course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to use the extraordinary resources of the medicinal plants growing around you. Each workshop focuses on 10 different herbs growing abundantly in that season and discusses their different methods of preparation, building to a complete set of skills that will last a lifetime!
This course is open to anyone with an interest in knowing more about herbs and health, who would like to learn how to sustainably use the natural resources around them to support their health.
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Join Anne on a journey of discovery as she guides you to identify and forage wild herbs, understand their medicinal properties and uses, and share the skills to create a range of herbal remedies for your health and wellbeing that you can take home with you.
This course is based from Anne’s clinic in the Cotswolds and consists of four seasonal workshops (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter) to provide you with knowledge and skills to use the extraordinary resources of the medicinal plants growing around you throughout the year.
By the end of course you will be able to
- Forage for seasonal wild herbs.
- Identify useful wild and cultivated medicinal plants (herbs, flowers, trees and shrubs).
- Know and understand the medicinal properties of the plants you identify and gather.
- Understand more about the major systems of the body (digestive, respiratory, nervous, cardio-vascular, urinary, endocrine, reproductive, musculoskeletal & skin) and how to promote their health.
- Select the right herbs to treat common ailments of each system and know how to administer them.
- Prepare infusions, decoctions, creams, lotions, ointments, glycerites and tinctures.
Each workshop focuses on 10 different herbs growing abundantly in that season. As well as studying these herbs, Anne will take you through different methods of preparation (infusions, decoctions, tinctures, glycerites, salves, elixirs and oxymels) so that over the course of the year you build a set of skills that will last a lifetime!
Spring: Explore how the tastes of herbs can provide pointers to their medicinal benefits and learn how to prepare them as infusions and decoctions.
Summer: Learn how to use the herbs we forage to make tinctures and glycerites.
Autumn: Learn how to press tinctures and glycerites and prepare a salve from the herbs you collect.
Winter: Learn how herbs can be stored for the winter and prepare elixirs and oxymels.
Mondays and Tuesdays
23rd & 24th May 2023
4th & 5th July 2023
5th & 6th September 2023
24th & 25th October 2023
Who is this for?
This course is open to anyone with an interest in knowing more about herbs and health, who would like to learn how to sustainably use the natural resources around them to support their health. This includes those who have just started exploring herbal medicine, current students and newly qualified herbalists wishing to brush up on their plant identification and understanding of medicinal plants. This course is also great for gardeners wanting to deepen their knowledge about the plants they know and love.
For all four workshops : £895
Early Bird booking price of £850 is available until December 1st 2022
Please note that this class will be run in person only, there will be no Zoom alternative.
The workshops include a delicious vegetarian lunch based on seasonal ingredients. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
Please read our cancellation policy before booking.
Full payment is required at the time of booking – places on a course are only reserved when full payment has been taken.
If you have to cancel you will be issued with a credit note that can be used for another course within the next 12 months.
If exceptional circumstances prevent you from attending in the future, please get in touch via email@example.com.