Herbs for Health

Bowls of multi-coloured herbs and plants displayed on a table

Working in a small, friendly atmosphere over three months we will look at different herbs that you can use to treat minor ailments and keep you in good health.

We will meet and taste herbs that can help keep your skin glowing, give you a peaceful nights sleep, provide you with nutrition for optimum health and keep those joints flexible.

Day Term Dates (part of same block) Times
Wednesday 6th September 2017 2.30-4pm
Wednesday 4th October 2017 2.30-4pm
Wednesday 1st November 2017 2.30-4pm

Each month you will make a remedy that you can take away with you, and be provided with an information sheet that includes online resources and recipes to make at home.

Your investment: £65/55/£40*

The course is run by myself, Simone Melanie, and I am passionate about plants. I studied Environmental Science (plant ecology) at university 20 years ago and since then I have been working with plants and people in various settings including drug and alcohol treatment centres and being a head gardener. In 2013 I started Solar Ripe selling Organic Medicinal Herbs, growing a herb garden in Fife and running workshops. My learning of herbalism has come from studying with various herbalists including Maureen Robertson, Keith Robertson, Fiona Morris and the Seed SistAs, and a lot of self study and trial and error! I prefer to use native plants that we can find growing all around us such as Elder, Plantain and Blackberry and use organic, recycled, and local as much as is possible (so expect so see an old jam jar here and there)!

On previous courses:

The course was friendly, gentle, patient and overall amazingly comprehensive” – Diana

The information was really set at the right standard for a beginner” – Paula

I enjoyed making the Tincture, the experimental aspect” – Tara

Simone teaches naturally and informally

I enjoyed sharing experiences and tasting the delicious infusions

E-mail to book your place on the course: herbs@solarripe.eu
Due to costs of room hire, fees now need to be paid in advance. This class takes place in the Cutting Room, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG.

*Sliding Scale
I want to make my courses as accessible as possible for those on low incomes. At the same time this is my livelihood and there are costs of rooms to hire etc. I hope that by having a sliding scale the workshops are affordable, and that a balance can be found that respects all involved. 
The top bracket is for those on a higher income (this enables me to offer the lower bracket).
The concession is for those who cannot afford to pay the full cost because of being unwaged/student etc. I do not ask to see proof of income, but ask that you choose what is suitable for you. If you still are unable to afford to come but would like to please still contact me and we will see what we can do. 
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