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Hedgerow Medicine 5 day course

14th to 18th September

Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk

Join Julie and Matthew for a 5-day non-residential course in Hedgerow Medicine at their Tudor cottage in Norfolk. Practical medicine making and connecting with the plants around us will be the focus, 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'll be walking in the woods and spending lots of time in the garden, harvesting herbs and making a range of medicinal preparations, many of which you will be able to take home with you at the end of the course. The small group size will mean that individual interests can be addressed.

Cost £560, includes materials and a simple vegetarian/vegan lunch each day. We will help attendees find accommodation locally if necessary. 

10.30am to 5pm daily, but finishing at 4.30pm on the last day.

01508 489256    ONLY 3 PLACES AVAILABLE


Foraging Day

26th September, Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk

Join Julie and Matthew for a day of 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 berries as well as lots of other edibles.

We will prepare a foraged lunch together and finish up the afternoon with cake.

10.30 to 4.30   £75, includes lunch, afternoon tea and recipe handouts. FULLY BOOKED, please contact us if you would like to be on the waiting list: 01508489256


Distilling Day

Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk   POSTPONED, Date TBC

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  £75, includes lunch, afternoon tea and handouts.