Autumn Family Foraging Day

Wild Medicine & Foraging with Alice Betony

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Herbalist & Forager

Location address: Uckfield, TN22 3QT
Chosen age group:

Ages: children 6 - 18 · adults 18+ years

Available tickets:
First Adult Ticket £65Second Adult or Child £20First Child Ticket Free
Next date: Saturday 7th Sep,
What we'll do
Come as a family to learn how to make some winter herbal remedies with the abundant hedgerow berries available at this time. Autumn is the time for deep nourishment, building up our stores of nutrients and supporting our immune systems ready for the cold months ahead. Along with the last few wild greens we have such an abundant variety of healing foods and medicines at this time of year. We will gather and fill our baskets together in the morning and make food and medicine around the fire in the afternoon. Alice will talk through the medicinal and nutritional elements of each of the plants as well as giving many recipe suggestions and an email will be sent with some basic botany teaching guides alongside seasonal recipes to help you along on your foraging journey. You might take home a hedgerow tonic or enjoy some wild hedgerow syrup as well as picking up some fire by friction tips These days are also run as an alternative to the popular Herbal Home-Ed programme, for those that are only available on weekends or unable to commit to the year programme.
About your mentor
Herbalist & Forager
I’m a Sussex lass, born and bred, and I’m happy to be based here again, living close to my family home, the bustling Wowo Campsite – a very special place for me. I love to grow herbs and go wildcrafting and foraging in different terrains to top up my dispensary with fresh, local and organic herbs. I am involved in the set up and management of two herbal gardens; The main garden is at Wapsbourne manor farm, Wowo campsite, Nr Uckfield and the other, an established herbal allotment in the quaint village of Firle, was recently given to my herbal sister friends and I. I will be growing an impressive array of medicinal herbs in both gardens, running workshops and holding community days in celebration of particular plants. If I’m unable to grow the herbs needed to make a particular herbal preparation or tincture I will buy them from reputed organic suppliers of the highest quality. I studied two diplomas at The College of Naturopathic Medicine in London – one three year full time course in Herbal Medicine and one two year course in Naturopathic Studies. I undertook 500 hours of supervised clinical training in herbal medicine and am able to assess patients medically as well as holistically. It’s vital to have medical as well as traditional knowledge. As primary health care professionals we need to be able to spot any danger signs of serious undiagnosed conditions and refer clients when necessary. I grew up on a working strawberry farm. My father is a farmer and his father before him. I have always loved the outdoors but I’m all too aware that it is easy to love the outdoors and yet still be quite disconnected from the natural world. It was only as an adult – when I started exploring how to use nature’s abundant harvest for food, medicine and crafting – that I fell fully in love with the more-than-human world of nature around me. I was inspired to become a herbalist because of a desire to do something I love and be in service to my family and community and as a way of helping us all to be self-sufficient in every aspect of our lives. Having experienced time and again the healing power of plant medicine I feel such a deep gratitude to Mother Nature and our plant allies. I look forward to sharing some of this gratitude with you!
Pricing information
Ticket nameFirst Adult Ticket
Information£65 for 1 adult & 1 child (£20 per additional child/adult)
Ticket nameSecond Adult or Child
Information£65 for 1 adult & 1 child (£20 per additional child/adult)
Ticket nameFirst Child Ticket
Where we'll be
Wowo Campsite, Wapsbourne Manor Farm, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3QT

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