Forage for Wild Medicine Day
Discover the amazing world of wild herbal medicine and learn to make your own with Brigit-Anna NcNeill. Take an in-depth look at the wild herbs growing all around the breath-taking grounds of Sharpham Estate and their fascinating uses.
Explore wild plants that can help with your nervous system, digestion and immunity by taking a medicinal foraging walk on the beautiful Sharpham Estate. Learn how to turn these plants into potent medicines for your personal medicine bag or cabinet, and discover easy ways to include wild seasonal nourishers, strengtheners and cleansers into your diet for a healthier you.
This hands-on day course allows you time to connect with the land, harvest wild herbs and make medicines with knowledge about the plants around you and how to make your own medicine chest.
You will learn to make immune syrups, salves, herbal vinegars and glycerites / tinctures to take home alongside handouts of medicinal recipes.
This event costs £45 per person for the day and is suitable for adults aged 16 and over. If you are looking for a course suitable for children, Click here to find out about our popular Family Forage Days
On the course you will learn:
• How to use herbs safely
• How to forage and gather respectfully and safely
• How to make remedies from foraged herbs
• The physical, emotional and spiritual uses of the herb
• The energetics and folklore of the herb
• Preparations which suit each individual herb
• Learn how to start your own materia medica
• Get a deep connection to plants
• How to use sight, touch, smell and taste to get an idea of what each plant can do
• Learn some of the signitures of the herbs
• How to introduce wild herbs into your life in easy and accessible ways.
This day is for you if you are:
• Keen to explore the world of wild medicine
• Interested in learning more about the natural world
• Wanting to understand more about your health and wellbeing
• Enthusiastic about plants and natural remedies
What should you bring?
• A packed lunch and snacks
• Hat and warm clothes
• Good comfy shoes or wellies
• Paper and pen if you want to take notes
• Camera if you want to take pictures
• Bottle of water
• A basket with a handle for foraging, if you have one
The day runs from 10am to 4.30pm
Follow the signs to the woodland car park on entering the Sharpham Estate (at the top of the hill before descending steeply towards Sharpham House). Brigit will meet you in the woodland kitchen, your base camp for the day, for an introduction and a cup of wild herbal tea.
You will learn to connect to plants, how to harvest them, where they grow and what their medicinal values are. We will forage for the wild medicine and then you will begin the first stage of the medicine making process. If time allows, you will turn the prepared plant material into medicines to take home for your medicine cabinet.
We will later each lunch around the fire in the woods - Brigit will prepare some warm tea, but please bring along a packed lunch.
Brigit is amazing, wise beyond her years! I have seen the world with new eyes and can’t wait to do more walks with her
Brigit is full of knowledge and a lovely person to spend a day with, I felt truly inspired and it has awakened in me a thirst for nature!
Amazing food and an amazing experience thank you Brigit and thank-you Sharpham
Sharpham is stunning and I didn’t want to leave, the wild food was gorgeous, the walk breath taking. The day surpassed my expectation
Brigit you wild goddess you! I will never look at plants in the same way again.
Brigit is the Nigella of the woods!
A real medicine woman that made me see with my heart and eyes. I felt more in my body and more alive than I have for ages. I feel happy, content and my belly in full!
If you’ve always wanted to connect deeply to wild medicinal herbs and have a medicine chest filled with your own hand-made and foraged remedies which give you joy and healing then these days are for you
I have learnt so much, I will never look at the natural world around me in the same way. Thank you so much for all the new wisdom I have gained
I came worried that I didn’t know enough about plants but Brigit is so good that I immediately felt at ease. I loved hearing the folklore of the plants and medicinal properties too. Thank you for a wonderful day.
Follow the signs to the woodland car park on entering the Sharpham Estate (at the top of the hill before descending towards Sharpham House). Brigit will meet you in the woodland kitchen, your base camp for the day, for an introduction and a cup of wild herbal tea.
Click here for directions to The Sharpham Trust.
£45 per person for the day (age 16+).
Brigit-Anna McNeill - foraging leader
Brigit is a professional forager, earth based herbalist, facilitator, nature connection guide and therapist. She takes people on a journey of reconnecting to their own nature and innate wisdom, inviting them into deeper relationship with life through immersion in and with the natural world.
Following an MA in Art psychotherapy, Brigit trained in wilderness therapy and mentoring. This journey then led her to being apprenticed to renowned elders in herbalism and the ancient art of foraging
Brigit loves to guide others in nature to see it as they have never seen it before; as the missing community they have always craved.
Brigit's knowledge and passion for plants is fantastic and infectious, whether for medicine, food or spiritual ally.
Booking essential. Book easily and securely online here, by phoning 01803 732542 or by emailing [email protected]
Do check our Calendar, to see and book for our events - or join our mailing list by clicking here to be kept in touch about Sharpham Trust news, retreats & events.