Solidarity Herbal Medicine Making

2:00pm-3:00pm, 3 December 2021–25 February 2022

Herbal Medicine Making with Ju Scott and Angus Carers Centre

As a traditional practice of healthcare, herbalism should be something that we all have access to but due to the extremely profitable, and therefore dominant, nature of the pharmaceutical medicine model herbalism has become a private medicine. This means that it is only available to those with the money to pay for it and or the time and knowledge to prepare it.

In three workshop sessions over winter, we join artist and trainee herbalist Ju Scott to learn how to make several herbal preparations in solidarity with Angus Carers Centre. Learn how to forage and make healing salves, cook seasonal culinary recipes, prepare relaxing foot bath salts and salves for cuts and scrapes and for burns. As we talk through the ingredients and make herbal remedies, each of you will take what you have made home (one for yourself and another for anyone you care for) and any additional herbal remedies that are prepared will be distributed by Herbal Unity and Angus Carers throughout their community. You will also receive print outs of the recipes and methods to take home.

Workshops take place at Hospitalfield House and Gardens. Please sign up for all three sessions if you can.

To Book
Now fully booked. These workshops are designed for adult carers or young carers in Angus. You may be a parent, a son or daughter, a sister or brother or friend to someone who needs your support as a result of their illness, condition or disability. There is no age limit. Please contact kirsten@hospitalfield.org.uk to book a place or call 01241 656 124 if you have any questions.

 

Forage & Gather, 2.00pm – 3.00pm, Friday 3 December 2021
In this session we forage and gather herbal ingredients local to Hospitalfield’s Garden that will be dried and then infused into oils which we will turn into salves in future workshops. Learn about kitchen winter medicine and how to make Fire Cider, to help the immune system through the winter and stave off the colds.

Care For Yourself, 2.00pm – 3.00pm Friday 28 January 2022
Treat yourself to some self-care. When you have little time or energy, adding some herbal luxury into your daily routine is a way to create a moment for yourself. Come and learn to make your own herbal skincare! We will make a cleanser, toner and cream. And extremely relaxing nourishing herbal bath/foot soak salts that will offer you a simple way to rest those feet that carry you about the whole day while filling your body with relaxing magnesium and herbal goodness. We will also infuse oils with the dried foraged plant material from last time in a bain marie during the workshop.

Home Made First Aid, 2.00pm – 3.00pm, Friday 25 February 2022
In this session we will use the infused oils from last time to make an all purpose cuts and bumps balm which will be the cornerstone item in your home first aid kit. We will also make a burn gel giving you some go to items for small injuries that occur day to day without needing to rush to the chemist.
Please note the salve is not vegan as it will contain beeswax.

 

About Ju Scott
Ju is an artist whose practice spans object making, music and audio production, DJing, movement and performance, writing and teaching. It is informed by both studying and creating affordable or free access to herbalism and bodywork. They have been involved in herbal projects for the past 5 years and are excited by pedagogy that foregrounds the knowledge everyone has inherently in their bodies. They are keen to create spaces that allow that knowledge to be shared to support our communities to have collective tools for embodiment and support.

 

Access
These workshops are designed for adult carers or young carers in Angus. You may be a parent, a son or daughter, a sister or brother or friend to someone who needs your support as a result of their illness, condition or disability. There is no age limit. Please contact kirsten@hospitalfield.org.uk or Jim Dallas jim@anguscarers.org.uk to book a place or call 01241 656 124 if you have any questions.

Hospitalfield Gardens and Café is wheelchair accessible via a ramp into the Gardens and there are wide pathways throughout the Walled Gardens. It is possible to access the ground floor level of the restored Fernery. Hospitalfield would like to prepare with you for your visit and give any information which could help, so please do get in touch by emailing info@hospitalfield.org.uk or phoning 01241656124. There is accessible parking available on site by the entrance to the Garden.

 

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