London Wild Medicine
Come on an amazing 3 hour London wild medicine walk and discover how you can use the plants growing around you to enliven a healthy diet and provide simple home made herbal remedies.
Plants As Medicine
Many common wayside plants were stock home herbal remedies for centuries. We only stopped using them when modern medicines became more effective and accessible. However plants have some very useful properties that are worth rediscovering. These are also very easy to learn and even in a short walk you can pick up some useful tips to safely help with common everyday health problems for yourself and your family.
Plants As Food
Wild edible plants are the ultimate in ‘local’ and ‘seasonal’ food. Historically wild plants have always been a source of nourishment for country people. Foraging re-awakens your senses so you gain a greater appreciation of land, and your place in the natural cycles and rhythms of the seasons.
During this part of the walk you will be shown how to identify wild edible plants, as well as learn the different plant stories, their nutritional values, folklore, mystery and history.
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Here’s What People Have Said About The Previous London Wild Medicine Course
I thought it was great – I liked the fact we could stand in one space for long stretches without needing to move and discuss so much around us. Alex was a wonderful imparter of medical knowledge – really valued her input.” – Richard Ford
So good to get first hand experience of other cultures traditional uses of nature’s bounty. Fiinally may I say I feel totally privileged to have attended this course. The organisation, explanation & enthusiasm of both of you is so inspiring. There’s a lot more for me to learn & enjoy. – Dorothy Pizzala
Great to have the time to spend peering at small plants and have both of your takes on how to use them – I shall continue to make teas and tinctures and nibble leaves! Certainly you have re-ignited my interest in plants and I shall continue to experiment and study plants in the field (and my garden) with great enthusiasm. Thank you both- Anne Battye
Doing the course with you and Alex, where it’s not simply regurgitated information that you are giving us, but the fact that it is coming from a much deeper source – you both practice what you preach, so to speak. You are both genuinely imparting knowledge that resonates on so many levels because you care, and really believe in what you are teaching. And that is much more meaningful and far reaching than mere intellectual knowing or teaching. – Sophie Jones
Oh it was such a pleasure to meet you and Alex and to be in this walk. I learned so much and felt really well taken care of. You two worked together as a great team, complementing each other. I felt included with my food suggestions/experiences and enjoyed meeting other fellow souls. Thank you for your generous spirit and I would so love to do more walks with you. – Irina Borowski