Foraging for healing infused oils and balms

Price
£60 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs
Age restrictions
16+
Student prices also available

What you'll do

What about autumn and winter? Can you still find medicine in these months?! Yes!

Join this immersive learning experience to up-skill yourself in the art and science of making medicine with wild plants - you will learn how to make powerful medicines that taste great and heal the skin!

These remedies will make the perfect gifts if you are looking for homemade presents!

During this hands-on experience, you’ll explore a wide range of herbs that are perfect for making botanical infused oils. Using herbal knowledge, we will share with you the best ways to make herbal blends from foraged and dried herbs that are both effective at healing your body and calming the mind..

Expect to unearth the delights of sustainable foraging and plant identification throughout the day and learn how to infuse herbs properly to extract medicinal properties from the plants. This is invaluable knowledge that will last you a lifetime!

You'll start the experience with a foraging walk to explore the different healing plants still around in winter. You’ll then take to the wildcrafting station to make different blends with the herbs you have been learning about. We will discuss the multiple ways to mix different herbs, combining properties so you can make your own personalised set of botanical healing balms to take home and enjoy.

Minimum fitness level required.

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

What about autumn and winter? Can you still find medicine in these months?! Yes!

Join this immersive learning experience to up-skill yourself in the art and science of making medicine with wild plants - you will learn how to make powerful medicines that taste great and heal the skin!

These remedies will make the perfect gifts if you are looking for homemade presents!

During this hands-on experience, you’ll explore a wide range of herbs that are perfect for making botanical infused oils. Using herbal knowledge, we will share with you the best ways to make herbal blends from foraged and dried herbs that are both effective at healing your body and calming the mind..

Expect to unearth the delights of sustainable foraging and plant identification throughout the day and learn how to infuse herbs properly to extract medicinal properties from the plants. This is invaluable knowledge that will last you a lifetime!

You'll start the experience with a foraging walk to explore the different healing plants still around in winter. You’ll then take to the wildcrafting station to make different blends with the herbs you have been learning about. We will discuss the multiple ways to mix different herbs, combining properties so you can make your own personalised set of botanical healing balms to take home and enjoy.

Minimum fitness level required.

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Facilities

  • Refreshments available
  • Outdoors
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Social distancing will be maintained where possible
  • The entire experience will take place outside
  • Participants will remain in household groups at the wildcrafting stations

On the day

Meet at Conham River Park car park, BS15 3AW

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.

About Healing Weeds

Healing Weeds started with a mission to spread accurate, scientific and forgotten knowledge about the wild edible and medicinal plants growing all around us.

Healing Weeds walks and workshops serve as a starting point; a place for you to gain confidence in foraging for your own wild food and medicine - and then letting your unique creativity and interests guide you onwards.

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Your host

Maria Fernandez Garcia

Maria is a Bristol-based forager and herbalist who started Healing Weeds to create a fun, human and relatable way to access foraging, no matter your experience.

Maria absolutely loves sharing this easy-to-learn knowledge through foraging walks, workshops and courses in Bristol where she shows people how to confidently identify and use some of the most common (and often most healing) plants in their local area. Get in touch with her if you'd like to learn more www.healingweeds.co.uk/links or on Instagram @healing.weeds

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What people are saying

Loved my time yesterday learning from Maria! Perfect balance of relaxed and informative! After dabbling during lock down and using a few obvious things in cocktails (elderflower). I learnt lots and also just had a wholesome day and walked away with some beautiful balms! Highly recommend!

Sarah Rhodes, Aug 2021

This was my second foraging experience with healing weeds and it was every bit as enjoyable an informative as the previous ‘fruit cordials and syrups’ experience. Maria’s expert knowledge and bubbly personality make her a great host. The experience consists of a walk looking at some of the flora, discussing its uses and properties, followed by an opportunity to make a balm which we could take away.
I would thoroughly recommend to anyone interested in learning more about foraging.

Angela wright, Jul 2021

A really excellent day. Maria was a great Host, knowledgable easy going and fun. We have never done anything like this before and the whole experience was enthralling. perfectly rounded off with a practical demonstration and 'hands on' demonstration of how to make your own 'healing' and beneficial remedy using the flora we had collected that morning. Thoroughly recommended.

daniel morris, Jul 2021

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What people are saying

Loved my time yesterday learning from Maria! Perfect balance of relaxed and informative! After dabbling during lock down and using a few obvious things in cocktails (elderflower). I learnt lots and also just had a wholesome day and walked away with some beautiful balms! Highly recommend!

Sarah Rhodes, Aug 2021

This was my second foraging experience with healing weeds and it was every bit as enjoyable an informative as the previous ‘fruit cordials and syrups’ experience. Maria’s expert knowledge and bubbly personality make her a great host. The experience consists of a walk looking at some of the flora, discussing its uses and properties, followed by an opportunity to make a balm which we could take away.
I would thoroughly recommend to anyone interested in learning more about foraging.

Angela wright, Jul 2021

A really excellent day. Maria was a great Host, knowledgable easy going and fun. We have never done anything like this before and the whole experience was enthralling. perfectly rounded off with a practical demonstration and 'hands on' demonstration of how to make your own 'healing' and beneficial remedy using the flora we had collected that morning. Thoroughly recommended.

daniel morris, Jul 2021
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Price
£60 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs
Age restriction
16+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.