FORAGING & WILD HERBALISM WORKSHOP

FORAGING & WILD HERBALISM WORKSHOP

Foraging, Wild Medicine and Potion Workshops with Alice Rose Betony from Sacred Seeds Herbal Project. Wowo’s very own resident medical herbalist.

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Prices: Family Foraging days £65 for 1 Adult & 1 Child; £20 for additional child / Wild Medicine Walks £35pp / Potion Making £10pp

Scroll down below the calendar to see the list of foraging and wild medicine walks and workshops on offer.

POTION MAKING WORKSHOP IN THE VILLAGE AREA IN LOWER MOAT FIELD

Join Wowo’s resident Medical Herbalist to learn how to brew your own simple and safe potions. Learn about a selection of common wild weeds, cottage garden herbs and kitchen spices and choose what magic powers you want your potion to have. You can choose from herbs that can ease digestive or respiratory complaints, boost immunity or aid anxiety.

Alice will be on hand to offer personalised advice for your family’s health needs and you can feel empowered learning about the ingredients and tools to make your own potions.

This workshop is suitable for all the family (under 8yrs accompanied by an adult), it is a sensory experience and educational too.

The base of your potion will be apple cider vinegar (so not suitable for anyone that is allergic to this) and you will take your potion home with you to brew for 4-6 weeks before you can use it. Learning this simple recipe opens up a plethora of ways you can learn how to keep your family naturally healthy through the seasons and you will be equipped to reproduce these potions again at home.

Alice Betony runs Sacred Seeds Herbal Project and offers regular workshops in foraging, wild medicine and medicine making for all ages.

1hr. £10. Under 8yrs accompanied by an adult

15 people max per session

To see all potion making dates please visit the Wowo Calendar. Scroll through the calendar between May and September to find all of the sessions.

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WORKSHOPS ON OFFER

Below are the details of what foraging and wild medicine walks and workshops are on offer.

SPRING WILD MEDICINE WALK

Saturday 9th April / 10am-12.30pm

As the sap is fully flowing at this time of year, gather to join Alice to meet the abundance of spring greens and the medicine they bring. A time of rich cleansing and nutrient dense wild food. We will look at various root medicines, young tree leaves as well as the many spring greens that come through at this time.

BELTANE WILD MEDICINE WALK

Monday 2nd May / 10am-12.30pm

Come along to share this special seasonal festival, the peak of spring and the start of summer. Earth energies are at their strongest and most active. All of life is bursting with potent fertility and life force.

MID SPRING WILD MEDICINE & FORAGING FULL DAY

Saturday 7th May / 10am-3pm

Come along to share this grounding and connecting day in nature as the earth’s energies are at their peak of spring fertility and life force potency. We will spend the morning walking the land, foraging and filling up our baskets full of spring greens & flowers.

SPRING FAMILY FORAGING DAY

Saturday 21st May / 10am-3pm

Come together as a family and learn about the wild food and medicine available in abundance at this time. Wild spring greens have been part of the diet of our ancestors for thousands of years and we will learn some of their traditional and modern uses as well as how we can gain benefit from incorporating them into our lives.

SUMMER SOLSTICE WILD MEDICINE WALK

Monday 20th June / 10am-12.30pm

Join Alice for the longest day of the year as the rampant growth of the plants reaches their peak.  Experience the peak time for wildflowers, a great chance to dive deeper into basic botany and plant ID. Learn about the healing properties of the wild flowers around us. 

HERBS FOR EMOTIONAL WELLBEING & GOOD QUALITY SLEEP

Saturday 25th June / 10am-3pm

At the height of summer, with long days and very outward energies, Nature provides for us an abundance of herbs in their prime that support our emotional wellbeing as well as sleep patterns. It can be an exhausting time of year, with burn-out highs and often insomnia peaking for many. This full day workshop will focus on the herbs you can forage or grow at this time, as well as other herbs you can purchase to support your emotional wellbeing and sleep.

SUMMER FAMILY FORAGING DAY

Saturday 2nd July / 10am-3pm

This is a wonderful sensory time of year, with an abundance of wild and medicinal flowers to make food and medicine from. The magic of harvesting flowers together, learning of their herbal offerings and blending them into tangible, easy recipes to inspire us all. There is nothing quite like eating flowers!

LAMMAS WILD MEDICINE WALK

Monday 1st August / 10am-12.30pm

As the start of the harvest season technically begins, It is often a more barren time of year in the foraging diaries, as the flowers have mostly passed and the fruits and nuts are not yet ripe….. Let’s come together and see what we might find for food and medicine and let us gather to create a harvest ritual of gratitude and prayer together.

AUTUMN FAMILY FORAGING DAY

Saturday 10th September / 10am-12.30pm

Come as a family to learn how to make some winter herbal remedies with the abundant hedgerow berries available at this time. Autumn is the time for deep nourishment, building up our stores of nutrients and supporting our immune systems ready for the cold months ahead.

AUTUMN WILD MEDICINE & FORAGING DAY

Saturday 17th September / 10am-3pm

As the hedgerows are bursting full of berries, nuts and seeds, come and learn about the abundance of nature’s medicine chest. Autumn is the time for deep nourishment, building up our stores of nutrients and supporting our immune systems ready for the cold months ahead. Along with the last few wild greens we have such an abundant variety of healing foods and medicines at this time of year.

AUTUMN EQUINOX WILD MEDICINE WALK

Monday 19th September / 10am-12.30pm

Autumn is a busy time in the foragers and herbalist’s schedules, such an abundant time of year. Come along for this gentle walk to get a flavour of this celebration of nature’s harvests on this day of balance.

LATE AUTUMN WILD MEDICINE & FORAGING DAY

Saturday 8th October / 10am-3pm

At this time of year the focus moves more into roots and mushrooms, alongside the last of the berries and wild greens. On this day we will learn about several roots as medicines, we will make a root medicine tonic for you to take home as well as cooking some wild edibles over the fire to share.

SAMHAIN MEDICINE WALK

Monday 31st October / 10am-12.30pm

As winter begins, we adjust to a new season. A time to connect to our root energy and reflect. Lets mindfully walk the land and learn about the late medicine of this season available to us. Alice will talk through the medicinal and nutritional elements of each of the plants as well as giving many recipe suggestions and an email will be sent with some basic botany teaching guides alongside seasonal recipes to help you along on your foraging journey.

ABOUT ALICE BETONY

Alice is the eldest daughter of the Cragg family, the owners of Wowo Campsite. She set up and still runs all Workshops at Wowo. Realising the potential to help inner city kids and families experience nature connection and bushcraft as part of their camping experience. This then expanded to the general public in the surrounding area to also offer full day workshops in foraging and wild basketry plus more. The master forager Anna Richardson became and remains a dear friend and mentor to Alice, for which she is eternally grateful. Alice went on to deepen her own bushcraft skills by attending the year long survival course called Trackways which culminated in a 4 day survival quest in the Pyrenees.

Over the years she was so inspired by the plants that she also underwent a 3yr full time Herbalism course in London and is now a qualified Herbalist and Naturopath. Alice’s main passion is to empower and inspire kids and families to help themselves stay healthy through the abundance of nature’s medicine around us. Alice also helps raise awareness around sustainable growing and wild crafting of herbs, endangered or at risk species and seed sovereignty. She completed a Permaculture design course with Peter Cow.

Alice host’s wild medicine walks and practical herbal medicine making workshops for all ages in the East Sussex area. She also offers seasonal days of foraging, practical medicine making, basic botany and biology workshops for Home Education groups. Alice is available for private 1:1 herbal consultations, private foraging events for groups either at wowo or a location of your choice and has an online shop selling her small batch handmade herbal products ranging from teas, tonics to cosmetics. Visit her website to find out more: https://www.sacredseeds.org.uk

alice betony foraging and wild herbalism workshop
alice betony foraging and wild herbalism workshop

FORAGING & WILD HERBALISM WORKSHOPS

Foraging, Wild Medicine and Potion Workshops with Alice Rose Betony from Sacred Seeds Herbal Project. Wowo’s very own resident medical herbalist.

Prices: Family Foraging days £50 for 1 Adult & 1 Child; £20 for additional child / Wild Medicine Walks £20pp / Potion Making £10pp

Scroll down below the calendar to see the list of foraging and wild medicine walks and workshops on offer.

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