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Lavender - Lavandula Officinalis

Elecampane - Inula Helenium

St. John's Wort - Hypericum Perforatum

Yarrow - Achillea Millefolium

Feverfew - Chrysanthemum Parthenium

Courses in 2019

All courses are for small groups (maximum six participants) and are suitable for anyone interested in learning more about herbs.

Please check course availability before booking. If you go to the enquiries page you can find a form to fill in or else just e-mail me at penny@herbcourses.co.uk. I can then let you know about available spaces and also send you a booking form by e-mail if you prefer. A deposit of 10 per course is required to confirm your booking. You can pay online using Paypal or else by cheque by post using the booking form.

Full-day courses include lunch, all refreshments and comprehensive course note; half-day courses generally do not include lunch.



Thursday, 16 May Making the most of your herb garden
Monday, 17 June identifying, growing and using herbs
Thursday, 20 June Leechcraft and wort cunning
Thursday, 11 July Making herbal remedies
Saturday, 13 July Cooking with herbs and healthy eating traditions

Course Content:

Making the most of your herb garden

You may already have a garden full of herbs but are you making full use of them? A day looking at some of the culinary, aromatic and medicinal products you can make from a variety of commonly cultivated herbs which will give you at least four herbal products to take home.


Course Date Course Fee  
Thursday, 16 May £ 85.00 Book a Place



identifying, growing and using herbs
This course is designed for anyone who would like to gather plants from the hedgerow but has no idea what to pick. We will look in detail at identifying commonly found herbs, harvesting, drying and storing herbs, and using them in simple remedies or cookery ingredients. There will be time to explore the garden and weather permitting local hedgerows.


Course Date Course Fee  
Monday, 17 June £ 75.00 Book a Place



Leechcraft and wort cunning
This course focuses on some of the traditional remedies and magical beliefs of our Celtic and Saxon forebears looking at how shamanic, Galenic  and mediaeval Christian traditions have influenced our use of herbs. We shall also look at recreating some of the recipes used in ancient herbals.

Course Date Course Fee  
Thursday, 20 June £ 75.00 Book a Place



Making herbal remedies
An opportunity to learn how to make simple herbal remedies such as ointments, macerated oils, tinctures and syrups to combat common ailments. A busy practical day which will give you at least four herbal remedies to take home.


Course Date Course Fee  
Thursday, 11 July £ 85.00 Book a Place



Cooking with herbs and healthy eating traditions

This day will help you get to know some of the many herbs used in cooking and also includes discussion of healthy eating and food balancing traditions from both East and West. There will be a chance to try making various herbal preparations and eat some of them at lunch!

Course Date Course Fee  
Saturday, 13 July £ 75.00 Book a Place




Courses on the following topics can be arranged for special groups as required. Those marked with an asterisk (*) are only available in late spring or summer months.

Combatting stress A relaxing day aimed at understanding how our inability to cope with stress can cause many emotional and physical ills included are various  relaxation techniques as well as restorative, tonic and relaxing herbs. 

Grandmother1s household healers Our grandmothers were well aware that their kitchen cupboards contained not only food, but valuable remedies for everyday ills. This course looks at traditions of kitchen medicine and explores some of the many herbal household products our grannies would have made.

*Grow your own medicines  A day focusing on common medicinal herbs how to grow, process, and use them to make simple remedies for treating every day ills. At the end of the day you will have at least four herbal remedies or plants to add to your medicine chest.

Understanding traditional Chinese medicine This short course will help anyone who has visited an acupuncturist or Chinese practitioner to understand their treatment and the therapeutic approach used.  It will look at the traditional philosophy behind Chinese medicine and the sorts of herbal remedies used.

*Making a herb garden (half-day) A half-day providing an introduction to growing your own herbs whether you plan to focus on culinary aromatic or medicinal herbs, this course will help you decide which plants and plant combinations will meet your needs.

 



Timetable:

Full day courses run from 10am to about 4pm and include lunch.
 
Half-day courses without lunch run from 10am to about 1.00pm and with lunch (Combating stress) from 10am to about 2.00pm.


Course Fees:
  • Making the most of your herb garden - £85.00
  • identifying, growing and using herbs - £75.00
  • Leechcraft and wort cunning - £75.00
  • Making herbal remedies - £85.00
  • Cooking with herbs and healthy eating traditions - £75.00
Course Fees Include:

Course folder, printed notes, and all refreshments Lunch is included for full-day and the half-day "Combating stress" courses. Lunch includes a choice of salads, quiches, vegetarian options, cheese and fruit.
 
 
Herbs at Walnut
Walnut Cottage, Hampton Hill, Swanmore, Hampshire, S032 2QN, UK
Tel: 01489 891055 Email: penny@herbcourses.co.uk
 
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