Introduction to Herbal Medicine Half-Day Workshop
Workshop Dates :
The Introduction to Herbal Medicine Half-Day workshop is available four times a year and is held on the first Friday of the month. Please select your preferred month from the drop-down menu above.
- Winter (late) – Friday 3rd March 2023 !
- Spring – Friday 6th May 2022
- Summer – Friday 1st July 2022
- Autumn – Friday 7th October 2022
This a local workshop in the haute vallée d’Aude, meet up around Quillan area. Meet up changes from workshop-to-workshop depending on time of year and weather. Programme emailed nearer date.
This workshop differs depending on time of year and weather conditions. Please note this is a typical suggested example of a half-day itinerary.
9.30 am – Meet and Greet – Introductions
9.45 am – Introduction to Herbal Medicine
10.00 am – Tasting Session
10.30 am – 60-90 minute Herb Walk * – A minimum of 12 medicinal plants identified. Walk includes something for everyone :
- basic botany to aid future identification
- folkloric, spiritual or traditional plant uses
- modern medicinal uses and research
1200 midday – Product Preparation – typically this will depend on the earlier format, length of walk and time of year. In some cases we may collect some plants from the walk to prepare.
12.50 pm – Time for final questions.
Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear for the time of year for the walk. Full details will be provided after booking.
Due to the ever changing nature of this workshop, participants can repeat this at a different time of year and learn something new!
Five Star Testimonial Reviews – Introduction to Herbal Medicine Half Day Workshop
What a great way to spend a day of my holiday . Nicole was friendly and so accommadating. We made bespoke ointments and balms combining beeswax, infused oils and essential oils. The finished jars of ointment looked and smelled absolutely wonderful . The jars made super gifts for friends. Thank you Nicole, hope to see you again soon for workshop number two !
This was a lovely morning of discovery. I could not believe that there were so many herbs so close to our holiday home, and Nik took the time to introduce and show over 20 plants, with excellent notes for reference and further reading. I loved the tea tasting, an acquired taste for some of our group, but very interesting to compare tincture and tea for the same herb. The countryside around this area is glorious, and the weather although damp was a relief from the scorching heat the week before.
I can thoroughly recommend this half day introduction and would like to explore the culinary side having really enjoyed the tastings. Who knew how amazing the nettle can be, and so free and abundant! There was loads to see :St John’s wart, Rosehip, hawthorn, red clover and lime flower just for starters. I would be interested to go out in the Spring and Autumn and up on the higher ground for comparison too. All in all a great day.