Have you ever wondered about a more natural way of caring for yourself?

Many of the wild plants that grow around us, and at Bank Woods in particular, are nutritious and therapeutic. The skills and knowledge that were familiar to our ancestors have been lost in the mists of time. Helen can bring these back to life! Combining this with her research-based scientific knowledge, and experience of teaching, Helen will be running a series of workshops for Make it Wild. Read more about Helen here.

The workshops will take place at Bank Woods, Summerbridge. For directions, please click here.

This is how Helen describes them:

Join us on a herbal adventure in the beautiful setting of Make it Wild’s Bank Woods! Discover how to forage in an environmentally conscious way, making use of our local plants in food and medicine while holding care for nature at the centre of all our experiences.

Tapping into the harvest of the year, our three workshops will run on on 7th August, 4th September and 2nd October 2020 to help you connect to your local natural world with creativity and respect. These can be taken as stand-alone workshops or together as a short course in foraging and medicine making. No previous experience required – all materials provided, or you will be guided in foraging for them. Just bring curiosity, enthusiasm and suitable clothing!

Each workshop costs £30, payable in advance.

7th August 2020 

Introduction to foraging and herbal remedies

In this workshop you will learn:

  • how to forage safely and respectfully of the local environment
  • how to identify key plants and trees at different times of year
  • when and why to use herbs medicinally
  • to creatively connect to the plants around you

4th September 2020

Medicinal uses of plants

In this work shop you will learn:

  • how to harvest and dry plant material
  • how to preserve the medicinal qualities of plants
  • some basic self-diagnosis for home treatment
  • how to make a quick tasty medicinal snack from foraged plants

2nd October 2020

Using herbs to stay healthy over Winter

In this final workshop, you will learn

  • how to preserve herbs for Autumn and Winter
  • how to make syrups, tinctures and creams
  • where to find Winter plant medicines in the wild when everything is sleeping

For more information and to book a place

The work shops are suitable for anyone interested in plants, herbs, foraging and conservation. NB: Appropriate measures will be in place to comply with pandemic restrictions in place at the time.

For more information please contact Helen Compton at Harrogate Herbal Medicine:

Phone: 07419740125

Email:  h.compton@sky.com

Instagram – @harrogateherbalmedicine

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