Sensory Education

Herbal Evolution - Cultivating Change

Walks, talks and workshops

The Seed SistAs present educational lectures, workshops, talks and performances to promote connection to plant medicine. They bring 2 decades worth of experience, plenty of passion and humour to their subject and talk on a range of areas within health and herbal medicine.

They have taught at many varied events; Yoga conferences, Druid events, Psychedelic medicine symposiums, Herbal conferences and gatherings, literary events, Women’s Institutes, Gardening groups, and many more. They bring Herbalism into many different arenas building awareness about the invaluable medicine that grows all around us. They tailor their presentations to the audience but always bring an interactive, fun element to their events.

Over the past years, hundreds of people have attended The Sensory Herbalism Apprenticeship programme. The Seed Sistas teach their craft over four deeply immersive weekends throughout the year. Students on the course are inspired to create community medicine garden projects.

The Seed SistAs have a deeply creative flavour to their lively workshops and events.

Sensory Herbalism

From the pond margins of the mighty manors to the dingly dells of the woodland clearings..the power plants lurk with their magic and medicine. Our native and naturalised power plants are affectionately known here as ‘The Witching Herbs’. They are both extremely powerful and worthy of being treated with reverence and understanding.

Some of our great friends are the plants of the Solanaceae or the nightshade family, the Datura, Henbane, Mandrake and Belladonnas of this world.  They are powerful medicine in the herbalists Materia medica, and it seems, were used regularly in prescriptions before the Medicines Act of 1968. 

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Native European Power Plants and Fungi

From the pond margins of the mighty manors to the dingly dells of the woodland clearings..the power plants lurk with their magic and medicine.

Our native and naturalised power plants are affectionately known here as ‘The Witching Herbs’. They are both extremely powerful and worthy of being treated with reverence and understanding.

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Women’s Rites of Passage

Rites of passage are events that take place during a life that are marked, celebrated and respected in a ritualistic way, humans thrive through community ritual.

As women we have much to celebrate! Our bodies are blessed. We are deeply and naturally in tune with the moon, with the earth, with the seasonal progressions. We are intuitive, sensitive to unseen energies, receptive to the flow of life. Our hormonal changes insure that we grow wise as we age, and some say, more beautiful.

Our birthright is surely good health; strong hearts & bones, strength and vitality. We love to explore safe and simple ways to nourish ourselves and the rites and rituals fill our hearts and souls with JOY.

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Talks & Workshop Reviews

Plant Consciousness


"The Seed Sistas brought a wonderful plant filled energy to our Plant Consciousness event in 2016 and imbued the room and the audience with an intoxicating array of hedgerow plants that really brought our native green beings to life. As presenters on our programme they brought a unique dynamic to the weekend, and were both thorough and professional to work with in all capacities. We appreciated the time and thought that went into their session and would recommend anyone with an interest in plants and herbalism to attend one of their courses.”

Davyd Farrell, Co-Founder of Plant Consciousness, Archetype Events & Wisdom Hub TV

2019-11-06T17:49:55+00:00

Davyd Farrell, Co-Founder of Plant Consciousness, Archetype Events & Wisdom Hub TV

"The Seed Sistas brought a wonderful plant filled energy to our Plant Consciousness event in 2016 and imbued the room and the audience with an intoxicating array of hedgerow plants that really brought our native green beings to life. As presenters on our programme they brought a unique dynamic to the weekend, and were both thorough and professional to work with in all capacities. We appreciated the time and thought that went into their session and would recommend anyone with an interest in plants and herbalism to attend one of their courses.”

Breaking Conventions


“The Seed SistAs are a true force of Nature; steeped in magic, backed up by scholarship and a deep understanding of herbalism on many levels and in every sense, quite literally. They are a synaesthetic multi-sensory tonic for all the ills of this technologised and materialistic age, and prove by their deeds that the spirit of Nature lives strong for those who care to look.”

Dr. David Luke, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at University of Greenwich

2019-11-06T17:50:37+00:00

Dr. David Luke, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at University of Greenwich

“The Seed SistAs are a true force of Nature; steeped in magic, backed up by scholarship and a deep understanding of herbalism on many levels and in every sense, quite literally. They are a synaesthetic multi-sensory tonic for all the ills of this technologised and materialistic age, and prove by their deeds that the spirit of Nature lives strong for those who care to look.”

TRAQUAIR fair


"We have booked the Seed SistAs twice for the Traquair Fair and on both occasions they added a unique element to the event that could be enjoyed by all ages. Their experience with herbs and their ability to create an inviting space to share their knowledge in a fun and entertaining way was appreciated by everyone - even my mother (aged 76) and a little cynical of some types of "festival experience" was raving about them!"

Catherine Maxwell Stuart, TRAQUAIR Organiser

2019-11-06T17:51:09+00:00

Catherine Maxwell Stuart, TRAQUAIR Organiser

"We have booked the Seed SistAs twice for the Traquair Fair and on both occasions they added a unique element to the event that could be enjoyed by all ages. Their experience with herbs and their ability to create an inviting space to share their knowledge in a fun and entertaining way was appreciated by everyone - even my mother (aged 76) and a little cynical of some types of "festival experience" was raving about them!"

WORKHOUSE festival


"You created a beautiful gardened oasis and original space! Your beautiful costumes, funky inviting space and general open energy of your created area made any inquisitive folk feel able to stop for a chat. I enjoyed the theatricality of your space and its playfulness which suited very well the families who passed through this part of the festival, and it worked perfectly for sharing a field with the Rinky Dink and the cabaret stage.

Once aboard the silver airstream it is clear that you are serious and professional about your herbs and knowledge. You are great listeners and your confidence in the herbs is infectious."

Sally Duckers, Kids Area and Walkabout Performers Co-ordinator, Workhouse Festival

2019-11-06T17:51:45+00:00

Sally Duckers, Kids Area and Walkabout Performers Co-ordinator, Workhouse Festival

"You created a beautiful gardened oasis and original space! Your beautiful costumes, funky inviting space and general open energy of your created area made any inquisitive folk feel able to stop for a chat. I enjoyed the theatricality of your space and its playfulness which suited very well the families who passed through this part of the festival, and it worked perfectly for sharing a field with the Rinky Dink and the cabaret stage. Once aboard the silver airstream it is clear that you are serious and professional about your herbs and knowledge. You are great listeners and your confidence in the herbs is infectious."

CHAGSTOCK festival


"Brilliant, fun, playful and meaningful – your space was truly beautifully created and welcoming to all. The costumes were fab and anyone who took the time to listen to your endless chatter, learnt something wonderful about the plants. You fit in well and we would love to have you back."

Zoe Bloom, Chagstock Festival

2019-11-06T17:52:06+00:00

Zoe Bloom, Chagstock Festival

"Brilliant, fun, playful and meaningful – your space was truly beautifully created and welcoming to all. The costumes were fab and anyone who took the time to listen to your endless chatter, learnt something wonderful about the plants. You fit in well and we would love to have you back."

NORTHERN GREEN gathering


"I'm writing to thank you for bringing your space to the Northern Green Gathering. We felt that the space was well thought out, there were lots of different potions to sample, it was beautifully decorated and there were lovely photographs to look at. The walkabout potion sampling is a brilliant way of getting people to try things that they may not usually, and it was fantastic to see you ladies dressed up and bringing a fun element in to the business of herbal medicine, whilst also raising awareness of choices when it comes to matters of health and ill health.

The Northern Green Gathering aims to educate, enlighten and encourage more sustainable ways of living and it was felt that 'Sensory Solutions' contribution met all the above and more. We will actively encourage you to attend future events. All the best to you."

Sarah Golding (Northern Green Gathering)

2019-11-06T17:52:35+00:00

Sarah Golding (Northern Green Gathering)

"I'm writing to thank you for bringing your space to the Northern Green Gathering. We felt that the space was well thought out, there were lots of different potions to sample, it was beautifully decorated and there were lovely photographs to look at. The walkabout potion sampling is a brilliant way of getting people to try things that they may not usually, and it was fantastic to see you ladies dressed up and bringing a fun element in to the business of herbal medicine, whilst also raising awareness of choices when it comes to matters of health and ill health. The Northern Green Gathering aims to educate, enlighten and encourage more sustainable ways of living and it was felt that 'Sensory Solutions' contribution met all the above and more. We will actively encourage you to attend future events. All the best to you."

STRAWBERRY FAIR


"The Seed SistAs are an exciting and fun walkabout for Strawberry Fair goers, they mix a selection of humour and interactivity that will have many of you in fits of mirth and amazement as they wander round our even entertaining the masses. Hard working as ever they continue to bring a different aspect to our event and we always look forward to them being here."

Jamie –Strawberry Fair Organisation

2019-11-06T17:52:59+00:00

Jamie –Strawberry Fair Organisation

"The Seed SistAs are an exciting and fun walkabout for Strawberry Fair goers, they mix a selection of humour and interactivity that will have many of you in fits of mirth and amazement as they wander round our even entertaining the masses. Hard working as ever they continue to bring a different aspect to our event and we always look forward to them being here."

Croissant Neuf


“We love the Seed SistAs and have had them back every year both at our own festival in Usk and in our field at Glastonbury Festival. They are professional and a real unique attraction and we have had many many comments on our forums of how various peoples festivals has been seriously enhanced by these lovely ladies.”

Sally

2019-11-06T17:53:37+00:00

Sally

“We love the Seed SistAs and have had them back every year both at our own festival in Usk and in our field at Glastonbury Festival. They are professional and a real unique attraction and we have had many many comments on our forums of how various peoples festivals has been seriously enhanced by these lovely ladies.”

Sensory Solutions’ Workshops


"Exactly what I'd hoped for-took me by surprise as I'm often disappointed by workshops and find they don't live up to my expectations, the atmosphere and the venue were great and lots of lovely folk!"

Henry, Norfolk

2019-11-06T17:54:34+00:00

Henry, Norfolk

"Exactly what I'd hoped for-took me by surprise as I'm often disappointed by workshops and find they don't live up to my expectations, the atmosphere and the venue were great and lots of lovely folk!"

Sensory Solutions’ Workshops


"Wonderful friendly day, informative, great presentation these ladies are really knowledgeable about a subject they are so obviously passionate about."

Sue, Leeds

2019-11-06T17:55:03+00:00

Sue, Leeds

"Wonderful friendly day, informative, great presentation these ladies are really knowledgeable about a subject they are so obviously passionate about."

Sensory Solutions’ Workshops


"Relaxing, Informative, Factual Day, So positive as I learnt so much –Super Attendees all like-minded and the food was delicious. Well thought out and excellent slides to illustrate the theme. Well done you Glamorous Herbalists."

Angela, Stevenage

2019-11-06T17:55:24+00:00

Angela, Stevenage

"Relaxing, Informative, Factual Day, So positive as I learnt so much –Super Attendees all like-minded and the food was delicious. Well thought out and excellent slides to illustrate the theme. Well done you Glamorous Herbalists."

Sensory Solutions’ Workshops


"Excellent day workshop I can honestly say I totally loved every minute. So well researched, what a fascinating subject Herbalism is."

Evie, Welwyn

2019-11-06T17:55:43+00:00

Evie, Welwyn

"Excellent day workshop I can honestly say I totally loved every minute. So well researched, what a fascinating subject Herbalism is."

Sensory Solutions’ Workshops


"Really enjoyed the day. Well researched and presented. The day was nicely spaced and passed really quickly – always the sign of a good course! A very positive approach to a wonderful subject."

Marcia, Welwyn

2019-11-06T17:56:07+00:00

Marcia, Welwyn

"Really enjoyed the day. Well researched and presented. The day was nicely spaced and passed really quickly – always the sign of a good course! A very positive approach to a wonderful subject."

Sensory Solutions’ Workshops


"I have really enjoyed it all –I have learned so much that I never knew and shall take lots away to ponder"

Karen, Enfield

2019-11-06T17:56:32+00:00

Karen, Enfield

"I have really enjoyed it all –I have learned so much that I never knew and shall take lots away to ponder"

Sensory Solutions’ Workshops


"This course should be made available to more people especially kids what a fab education to teach our children."

Caroline, Barnet

2019-11-06T17:59:47+00:00

Caroline, Barnet

"This course should be made available to more people especially kids what a fab education to teach our children."

Sensory Solutions’ Workshops


"What a lovely fun-filled day extremely informative, nice environment, lovely teas and cakes n lots of tasting and smelling and feeling which I loved."

Tina, Wales

2019-11-06T18:01:09+00:00

Tina, Wales

"What a lovely fun-filled day extremely informative, nice environment, lovely teas and cakes n lots of tasting and smelling and feeling which I loved."

About Us

Sensory Solutions Herbal Evolution is an arts and health-education, Community Interest Company run by the Seed SistAs, Fiona & Karen.  We promote empowerment, autonomy, freedom, health, and diversity through teaching about plant medicine.  All our Herbal Medicine courses, publications, talks and tours promote the aims of the CIC: to educate about and promote the growing and use of herbal medicine.

We combine medical training and years of clinical experience with our love of creativity and plants to put herbal medicine back where it belongs: in your hands. 

Fiona & Karen