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Living Medicine: An Introduction to Self Care with Food & Herbs
Wed 24 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BST£50 – £300
Unlock the healing potential of your kitchen or garden with a taster of our award-winning 5-part course! Understanding how to use wild and cultivated plants and foods safely to support our health and treat common ailments is transformative. You’ll discover how the body functions, which foods and herbs support it, plant family identification and therapeutic actions.
The taster will cover Basics of Food & Herbs in self care, a herb garden walk, your own health/diet assessment and making breakfasts-for-resilience. In the hands-on course we’ll pick and taste herbs in the garden, drink teas, make creams and tinctures and cook healthy dishes. Open to all, it’s about the pleasure – and fun – of sharing knowledge, growing, eating and transforming a food or herb into a simple remedy.
To inspire you is tutor Alex Laird, medical herbalist and Living Medicine’s founder director, with 17 years of clinical experience of hospital dermatology and breast cancer support.
The taster sessions are either morning or evening on Wednesday 24th May and form part 1 of the 5 part course. The rest of the course will follow monthly on Wednesday evenings, 6.30-9.30pm, excluding August, on 21st June, 19th July, 20th September and 18th October. We cover digestive problems, sleep/anxiety/fatigue, skin/ first aid and coughs/colds/allergies.
The cost of Part 1 Taster is £50 including a detailed handout. The remaining 4-part course with handouts, remedy jar and spray bottle costs £240. Venue: SW6 – details on booking. Book taster and/or course here
For more information, contact Alex here. Places limited to 10 people, so first come, first served!
Living Medicine is a charity with a big vision: to create a beautiful World Kitchen Garden and national centre of excellence, creating and linking medicine gardens worldwide. Supporting it helps us deliver our self care programmes and medicinal gardens, especially for those with or at risk of chronic disease, and integrate these self help skills into mainstream healthcare.
- London postcode (first part)
- London Borough
- Hammersmith & Fulham