Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

Homemade Herbal Remedies: transforming plants into medicines. by nadiacatkinhillman
April 24, 2013, 1:22 pm
Filed under: Course, health, Uncategorized, Workshops
Homemade Herbal Remedies: transforming plants into medicines.
Tuesday 7th May, 6.30pm-9pm at Beatroot Café, 20-21 Lower Park Row, Bristol, BS1 5BN. Then fortnightly until July 2nd.
 This is a series of hands on, practical workshops enabling you to prepare, and apply, safe and effective herbal remedies from easily obtainable herbs found in your kitchen, garden and local hedgerow.  Each session we will get to know 3 – 4 different herbs in depth, and be making different types of remedies. There will be samples to take home available at no extra cost.
Tues 7th May: Plants in the Raw… Raw herbs as foods and fresh juices. An exploration of simple and obvious ways of taking herbs which are often overlooked.
Tues 21st May: Infusions, Decoctions and Tinctures… Experimental tea tasting. Drying and storing herbs for out of season use. Infusions vs decoctions. Simples and the art of blending. What are tinctures and how to make and take them.
Tues 4th June: Syrups and Medicinal Honey… Learn how to make immune boosting cough syrups for both dry, tickly and deep, chesty coughs.
Tues 18th June: Oils and Ointments... Making calendula oil for wounds and comfrey oil for sprains and strains. Turning the oils we’ve made into antiseptic and anti-inflammatory healing ointments.
Tues 2nd July: Creams… Learn the magic and art of cream making for cosmetic and medicinal use.
Olivia Cliff is a Medical Herbalist of 13 years standing with particular experience in Continue reading

Cultural Growography Course at Feed Bristol Thursday, April 4, 2013 by nadiacatkinhillman

2:00pm until 4:30pm

Cultural Growography at Feed Bristol is 9 week course of learning about plants through observation, drawing, playing, story-telling, photography, painting, collage, poetry… and much more! As we go through the course we’ll be creating interesting and educational displays about the plants at the Feed Bristol site, in preparation for Feed Bristol’s participation in the Get Growing Trail on 8-9 June.

No artistic experience required – only a sense of fun.

The course will take place EVERY Thursday in April and May 2013 @ Feed Bristol

This is a FREE course but places are limited so book now!

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