Beltane Wild Medicine Walk

Wild Medicine & Foraging with Alice Betony

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Herbalist & Forager

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

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
First Adult Ticket £35
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What we'll do
Come along to share this special seasonal festival, the peak of spring and the start of summer. Earth energies are at their strongest and most active. All of life is bursting with potent fertility and life force. Share this informative short walk to teach you some basic botany and plant ID and to introduce you to all the wild medicine and food that is in abundance at this time of year. We will end the walk by tasting some wild teas and sampling some love potions and jumping over a small fire in honour of Beltane, a pledge to yourselves to leave behind what is no longer helping us. We will hang ribbons in a tree and make a wish or a blessing, thanking nature for all of their gifts to humankind.
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
Where we'll be
Wowo Campsite, Wapsbourne Manor Farm, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3QT

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