Sunday 26 January
Have you ever wondered about our native power plants?
The so-called witching herbs – the poisons: who are they?
Where do they grow?
What are their individual gifts and stories?
Come and learn about their folklore, magic and medicine on this interactive, sensory workshop.
A whistle stop tour, through the witches garden, from the shadowy flower beds of Datura, Henbane and Belladonna, into the woodlands with toadstools. These magnificent and malificent plants are part of the herbalist’s materia medica – their medicine chest.
But what medicine do they contain and how is their power harnessed?
We shall be exploring each plant in detail – looking at the gifts they offer.
The Seed Sistas
Karen and Fiona are the Seed SistAs, authors of The Sensory Herbal Handbook and founders of Herbal Education group Sensory Solutions. Combining medical training and years of clinical practice with a passion for plants and creativity, their teaching gives people more autonomy in their health by connecting them with their local medicinal plants and the magical nature of the green world. They use a broad range of methods in their interactive, lively, teaching in order to instil a deeper and lasting sense of connection with the plant world. Methods include sensory experiences (the unleashing of individual senses; sight, smell, touch, taste, intuition), and creativity through drawing, painting, sculpture, singing, ritual and active meditations.