I have discovered that I am not alone in my listening, that almost everyone is listening for something, that the search for places where the singing may be heard goes on everywhere. It is part of the hunger all of us have for the time when we were closer to nature that we are today.
Sigurd Olson, Open Horizons
The Forager's Apothecary is an introductory workshop to making your own natural medicines.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR:
Anyone who has an interest in healthy living, improving health in a natural way, self sufficiency or traditional craft. For foragers, mothers, wilderness guides, and people who love plants. And is for anyone who enjoys spending a beautiful day outside.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
This course will introduce you to local fynbos plants that have medicinal properties, as well as plants you might be growing in your garden or already have living on your home spice rack. We learn how to turn them into tinctures, salves and lip balms in our home kitchens.
Our gardens, whether wild fynbos or self planted green spaces are natural pharmacies. By the end of the class you will be able to identify common plants, apply the methods learned to a large range of new plants and make your own personalised remedies. We also learn how to make natural toothpaste and mouth wash, as well as get to know some the the amazing properties of well known essential oils, and how to blend them.
DURATION: 6 hrs
Self-organised groups can be arranged to suit specific dates. Minimum of 8 people required.
Next Natural Medicine making course:
18th January 2020
9:30am - 3.30pm.
R690 per person. (New Years Special)
Winford Private Nature Reserve. Red Hill. Cape Town
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