Previous Events

I offer bespoke events for groups interested in using plants for health – find out about foraging for food, medicine and even ingredients for beer, as well as workshops on keeping healthy and making your own herbal medicines and gifts. Email whitecat-herbal@hotmail.co.uk for further details.

Last year I had a great time with groups from RSPB Scotland, the Forestry Commission Scotland and lots of my local community gardens. I’ve also worked with gardening and walking groups; school groups and Community Development Trusts. Get in touch if you’d like to find out about events for your group.

A Selection of Events from 2015

January 27th: Kitchen Herbal Medicine, Glasgow Uni Health & Wellbeing Week   (Booking Closed)

Sunday 26th April @ 11am: Foraging Walk, Queen’s Park, Glasgow FREE – email or FB or details

Thursday 7th May @ 7pm: Spring Cleansing Herbs, Woodland Herbs, Glasgow          £10   (2014 event here)

Sunday 31st May @ 11am: Foraging Walk, Queen’s Park, Glasgow FREE – email or FB for details

Thursday 1st October @ 7pm: Boost Your Immunity, Woodland Herbs, Glasgow       £10    (2014 event here)

Detailed Events from 2014

JANUARY 2014

Kitchen Herbal Medicine: Winter Herbal Remedies                      Glasgow University
Monday January 27th     5.30-7pm
Thursday January 30th   12-1.30pm
For students and staff at Glasgow University, booking is required, this event has been booked out every year.
Find out about practical uses of common kitchen herbs and spices, focusing on winter ailments. There will be plenty of opportunity to take part in making and trying the preparations, with some to take away. Come to find out more and try: Sweet Stomach Calming, Pungent Throat Clearing, Spicy Pain Relieving.

MONTHLY FORAGING WALKS: MARCH – OCTOBER 2014

Foraging Walks                                            Locavore, Nithsdale Road, Glasgow
Last Sunday of the month March – October   11am meet near Queen’s Park: email whitecat-herbal@hotmail.co.uk for details
FREE for local residents, just turn up on the day or join us in Queen’s Park
Discovering local plant medicine: we will find plants which can be used for medicine, food and drink… At the end of the walk we’ll come back to Locavore to make some lunch with plants we’ve seen. Wild Garlic pesto, Nettle soup and Spring salad will start the year, with some flowering treats in the Summer – perhaps some Elderflower champagne – and berries for Autumn. Note that the walks are mainly on paths, although some areas are less suitable for wheelchairs or buggies.

MAY 2014

Spring Detox                       Woodland Herbs, Woodlands Road, Glasgow
Thursday 1st May           7-9pm
Tasty teas, juicing and simple cooking with plants that grow all around us. Try some locally sourced herb juices and find out how to use the most abundant plants in the Spring hedgerows. A wealth of local plants can be used to keep you healthy and ready for the sunnier days. Learn about how to find and use common plants for Spring detox. We will also discuss simple diet and lifestyle steps to keep you healthy as the seasons change.

SEPTEMBER 2014

Boost Your Immunity       Woodland Herbs, Woodlands Road, Glasgow
Thursday 2nd October           7-9pm
£10 per person, booking required as limited spaces
Autumn is on the horizon, learn ways to get, and keep, your immune system in top shape before the cold and flu season begins. Learn about locally available plants, especially berries which are full of immune boosting properties. We will also look at recipes to keep you warm for Autumn and Winter.

SOME PREVIOUS EVENTS – get in touch if you’d like to organise one of these for your group

DECEMBER 2013

Introduction to Herbal Medicine                                                   Priesthill and Nitshill Community Hall

Every Monday 12-3pm for 4 weeks

Learn how to use plant medicines for you and your family. Common kitchen herbs and spices; First Aid; foraging and nutrition.

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