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Events and Workshops

 

Distilling with students, Ashwellthorpe

 

To book any of these, please go to our online shop page and scroll down past the books until you find the course you want.

   

Spring Foraging Day

Saturday 14th May 2022

Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk

Join Julie and Matthew for a day of spring 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 wild garlic, three cornered leek, nettles, chickweed, nipplewort, cornsalad, 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   info@hedgerowmedicine.com

 

Distilling Day

Sunday 15th May 2022

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  info@hedgerowmedicine.com

 

Summer Hedgerow Medicine 5 day course

13th – 17th June 2022

Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk

Join Julie and Matthew for a 5-day non-residential course in Hedgerow Medicine at their Tudor cottage in Norfolk. We will focus on practical medicine making and connecting with the plants around us, so this course would suit those that are starting their journey as well as those who already have some experience in herbal medicine but want to deepen their knowledge of the plants and making medicines. We will be looking at ways we can support immunity and protect ourselves from winter ailments and infections.

We'll be walking in the woods and spending lots of time in the garden, harvesting herbs and making a range of medicinal preparations of seasonal plants such as rose, ox-eye daisy, mugwort and motherwort. You will be able to take home a range of medicines you have made during the course, usually including a tincture, a glycerite, a vinegar, an electuary, a flower essence, a distilled water and an ointment. The small group size will mean that individual interests can be addressed.

Cost £570, includes materials and a vegetarian/vegan lunch each day. We can help you find local  accommodation if you are travelling from afar. 

10.30am to about 4.30pm daily.

01508 489256    info@hedgerowmedicine.com     

 

Autumn Hedgerow Medicine 5 day course

12th – 16th September 2022

Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk

Join Julie and Matthew for a 5-day non-residential course in Hedgerow Medicine at their Tudor cottage in Norfolk. We will focus on practical medicine making and connecting with the plants around us, so this course would suit those that are starting their journey as well as those who already have some experience in herbal medicine but want to deepen their knowledge of the plants and making medicines. We will be looking at ways we can support immunity and protect ourselves from winter ailments and infections.

We'll be walking in the woods and spending lots of time in the garden, harvesting herbs and making a range of medicinal preparations. Plants in season this time of year include hawthorn berry, elderberry, rose hips and blackberries. You will be able to take home a range of medicines you have made during the course, usually including a tincture, a glycerite, a vinegar, an electuary, a flower essence, a distilled water and an ointment. The small group size will mean that individual interests can be addressed.

Cost £570, includes materials and a vegetarian/vegan lunch each day. We can help you find local  accommodation if you are travelling from afar. 

10.30am to about 4.30pm daily.

01508 489256    info@hedgerowmedicine.com