Another favourite, as it’s another very common weed, yet so useful as a medicine and food. The best thing for stings, from bees to nettles. Also good for deep cuts and as a tea for coughs.
The Elder gives us the beautiful elderflower, great for cordial and elderflower ‘champagne’ and my favourite, the dried flowers used as a tea, especially good in winter. It brings a feeling of spring and warming comfort for colds. The Elderberry strengthens our immune system and is recommended at the onset of colds. Good as a syrup, it also makes a great jam and can be dried to use as tea.
The stinging nettle is one of the most functional plants in our wild store cupboard. As well as being one of the most nutritious, with high mineral and protein content, it also has many medicinal uses and is a dye plant. One favourite trick is using the leaf to treat the rash caused by it.
When: 25th – 30th June 2017
Stop the clocks, put down your load, turn off the phone and come with us into the woods, giving yourself the gift of nature and nurture. Held in the arms of old Mother Dartmoor we will create our village, make fire, tend our hearth, cook delicious meals, and forage for wild foods.
Learn how to deepen your connection to nature and your feeling of belonging to the land.
Share crafting and laughing, story, song and sisterhood. Ancient skills, working with fire, foraging, wild medicines. Yoga, meditation and deep relaxation. Time under the stars, and the ancient practice of the sweat lodge or the moon lodge.
Who is it for? For women who would like to get closer to the wild side of nature, develop their intuition and learn some skills for practical and personal resilience. Max 20 participants.