Workshops

Workshops

A voyage of discovery into the Customs, Lore, Practices & Traditions of mainland Britain

Borne out of the ‘Old Ways’ of our Brythonic (Celtic) Ancestors, passed down through the generations & evolving as they travelled; they are the magic of the land Herself and are now our common folk-history, culture & heritage.

A full listing of our current events & workshops can be found in our Calendar.

Our workshops can also be booked for your own event or venue – for details please contact us.

 

Talking With Trees

Two Trees

Dates

Lammas Camp 2018 

2 August – 5 August

New House Organic Farm, Nr. Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1JL

Trees Talk to Each Other in a  Language that We Can Learn

  • Find out about their family bonds & relationships
  • How they communicate & interact
  • Learn how to see their energy fields
  • Hear their heartbeat & pulse
  • Hugging allowed but not compulsory

You will never look at trees in the same light again

Part 1

The village wise-woman/cunning-man was a cross between apothecary/healer, midwife and wildcrafter – a mainstay of their practice was their knowledge of making lotions ‘n’ potions and how each type would be used – learn the range of options available & how to craft them. 

  • Oil Infusions
  • Salves
  • Liniments
  • Teas/Tisanes/Decoctions
  • Tinctures
  • Compresses/Fomentations/Stupes
  • Poultices 

Lotions 'N' Potions

Apothecary

Dates

Lammas Camp 2018 

2 August – 5 August

New House Organic Farm, Nr. Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1JL

Part 2

“Nature itself is the best Physician” – Hippocrates

The majority of the effective properties that nature provides are to be found in plants or trees as Herbs/Gums/Resins.

Focusing on the knowledge of  how these properties can be utilised we will make:

  • A Herbal Oil Infusion
  • An Oleo-resin Salve. 
  • Health & Safety when using natural substances for cosmetic purposes.

Before the advent of the national health service (1948) all doctors & medicines had to be paid for. It was expensive, VERY expensive.

  • In 1931 each doctors visit cost 5 Shillings (25p)
  • A widows pension was 10 Shillings (50p) per week
  • A farm labourer earned £1-11s-3d (£1.55) per week
In the BBC archives Doctors tell of doing minor operations on kitchen tables and chemists talk about how the available medications were generally either ineffective or dangerous.
      It is understandable why people still relied on the folk-medicine that had been handed down for millenia and the wise women/cunning men who carried the knowledge of it.
      The majority of plants from which folk-medicine obtained its sources are to be found growing in our hedgerows or woodland edges.

      Find out more about our natural resources that provided remedies for almost all ailments.

Hedgerow Remedies

Hedgerow

Dates

The information provided in these workshops is for educational purposes – it is not intended to equip you with the ability to make medicines or provide a diagnosis or cure.

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