Discover the amazing world of plants and nature through foraging for wild herbal medicine and food with Brigit Anna McNeill.
Take an in-depth look at wild seasonal plants and herbs growing in the breath-taking grounds of the Sharpham Estate. Learn the folklore, stories and insights that each wild plant holds, and find out their fascinating uses, along with how to gather and identify safely.
"It was amazing, learnt so much! Cannot wait to put what I learnt into practice. Brigit has so much knowledge it and shares it in a fun, digestible way.This day will help you to reconnect to nature and see with new eyes as you taste, touch and begin to understand the uses of the plants that are all around you.
This 1-day course allows you time to connect with the land, meet and harvest wild herbs and make a seasonal wild medicine or food to take home with you, or both.
This event costs £55 per person for the day and is suitable for adults aged 16 and over.
Please 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.
We will start with an introduction and cups of wild plant teas and potions, spending time awakening our senses and grounding into our bodies. We will do an initial foray, building on the introduction and then will return to eat lunch early.
You will be shown how to safely gather and identify wild food & medicine using sight, taste or feel whilst also discovering the medicinal uses of the plants and their folklore.
We will set out on a slow paced 3 to 4-hour forage to discover beneficial weeds, green allies and free wild food. We will be exploring a mixture of woodland, meadow, fields and riverside, taking in the stunning views and beautiful landscape of the Sharpham Estate. It will be beneficial for you to take along a water bottle and snack en route.
On return to the woodland kitchen, there will be the opportunity to watch Brigit demonstrate making a delicious wild food/medicine recipe & everyone will be able to take a jar home. The day will end with more teas, or wild chai or cocoa, some wonderful seasonal, wild tasters and goodbye together as a group.
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