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Herbal First Aid

Herbal First Aid Along with walks, SHG guided tour and identifying herbs learn how to make your own herbal first aid kit that can be used effectively in the home for the health of you and your family and can be taken on walking and hiking trips. 1 DAY, £65 Times: 10am-12:30pm + 1:30pm-4pm. Tutor: […]

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Herbal Creams and Ointments

A fun, interactive day learning about the wonderful properties of local herbs and how to make creams and ointments for you to take home. 1 DAY, £65 Times: 10am-12:30pm + 1:30pm-4pm. Tutor: David Pirie Contact or call 07525 069 773 for more information or to make a booking.

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Introductory Beekeeping

A very interesting course that will comprise: • A short talk and slide show covering the activity and life cycle of honey bees • Components of the beehive and different types of hives • Choosing a suitable site for your hives/apiary • Important plants for foraging bees throughout the year • Spring and summer management- […]

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Candle Making

Candle Making – You will learn how bees make wax and how to roll, pour and dip beeswax candles. You will also learn about different molds (plastic, metal, silicon, etc.) and to make beeswax furniture polish. £70 Times: 10am-12:30pm + 1:30pm-4pm Tutor: Brian Pool Contact or call : 0744 357 3351 for more information or to make […]

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The Herb Journal : Sketchbookmaking

Over the course of one whole day, this is an opportunity to make your own personalized herb journal under Sheila’s guidance. Using calfskin hide, traditional hessian, or handmade paper for the cover, ingeniously folded 140lb Waterford Saunders paper for the sketchbook inner, and linen thread for the hand stitching. This unique sketchbook will allow you […]

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Fresh Rush Weaving

Using fresh green rushes and applying the same ancient techniques used to make corn dollies, you will weave a whole variety of hanging dollies and miniature baskets which can be interwoven with foliage, flowers and herbs, experimenting as we go along.  They can be turned into mobiles or used to hold herbs and dried flowers.  […]

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Watercolour Painting and Herbs

Using your herb journal or another sketchbook, and inspired by the Secret Herb Garden, this course gives you the opportunity to spend a whole day recording the environment inside and outside the glasshouses through the watercolour medium. Sheila will lead you with demonstrations through the basic techniques in watercolour methods, building your confidence in the […]