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Distilling with students, Ashwellthorpe


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Foraging Day

Saturday 10th September 2022

Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk

Join Julie and Matthew for a day of early autumn foraging. We will be looking at the weeds and wild plants that are abundant all around us, identifying those that are good to eat and also discussing their medicinal uses. At this time of year, there should be an abundance of edibles. We will be looking at blackberries, rosehips, hawthorn berries, fat hen, orache, sorrel, daisy, ox-eye daisy, yarrow, dandelion, cresses, ground elder, hogweed, spear thistle and more.

We will prepare a foraged salad together as part of lunch and finish up the afternoon with cake/biscuits.

10.30 to 4.30   £75, includes lunch, afternoon tea and recipe handouts.  01508489256



Distilling Day

Sunday, Autumn 2022, date TBC

Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk   

Learn how to distil your own aromatic herbal waters (hydrosols). These are gentle but effective medicines, and are also becoming popular in non-alcoholic cocktails and other beverages. They can also be used in skin creams and clearing sprays. We will show you how you can quickly and easily distil herbs using a large saucepan. We also have a 10 litre copper alembic still which we will use to distil a larger amount of plant material.

Distillation is an ancient technique that can easily be used to make beautiful herbal waters for pleasure and for medicine.

10.30 to 4.30  £85, includes lunch, afternoon tea, handouts and a bottle of herbal water to take home with you.  For more information, contact us on 01508489256 or