Solidarity Herbal Medicine Making
30 January 2024, 12:30 pm - 26 March 2024, 3:00 pm
Would you like to learn about the healing qualities of plants?
Over the last two years, Hospitalfield has been working with Angus Carers and herbalists to develop a project that connects the practice of herbalism with societal structures of care through a model of solidarity.
Initiated by Hospitalfield and artist/herbalist Ju Scott in 2021, in 2024, you are invited to join herbalist Anna Kinross and Hospitalfield gardener Carley Wootton in a series of workshops learning how to create simple but useful remedies for you and for those you care for using herbs from Hospitalfield’s Physic Garden. 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 Hospitalfield and Angus Carers throughout their community.
These workshops are designed for adult carers. 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. We encourage you to sign up for eight weeks if you can, however if you can only make some of the sessions we have reserved some flexible spaces.
About Anna Kinross
Anna is a passionate herb grower, forager and remedy maker, currently in the 4th year of herbal medicine Practitioner training with the Plant Medicine School, and also an experienced and qualified outdoors educator working part time at the Secret Garden Outdoor Nursery in Fife. In the past she has managed a 2 acre medicinal herb field for Organic Herb Trading Co in Somerset, worked on organic vegetable box schemes and Local Food projects, and as a community artist, massage therapist, and playworker. Anna has been working with plants and health in one way or another for over 20 years and the threads of community, wellbeing, nature connection and creativity run through all her work.
Anna currently offers practical plant medicine and wild food workshops to a wide range of groups through Adventures in Plant Medicine, exploring growing, foraging and making remedies from local wild and cultivated plants through the seasons. Informed by permaculture and nature connection practices and with an inclusive, DIY approach, Anna works with people of all ages and walks of life to build and share these skills so people can use them in their own families and communities.
Tuesdays, 12.30pm for lunch. Workshop 1pm – 3pm
30 January to 20 February
5 March to 26 March (plus a sharing event over Easter.)
Lunch and hot drinks provided. All Materials will be provided. You only need to bring yourself.
These workshops are designed for adult 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 01241656124. There is accessible parking available on site by the entrance to the Walled Garden.