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Foraging and Herbal Medicine Walk

Price From: £30

When: 21 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 12:00

Where: Nelson Village, S Nelson Rd, Cramlington NE23 1WF

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Step into the world of natural wellness with the Foraging and Herbal Medicine Workshop at The Cramlington Forager! This two-hour, course-style event is specifically designed for complete beginners eager to learn about the power of wild medicinal herbs.

In this workshop, you will discover the incredible variety of wild herbs available in Northumberland. Expert guides will teach you the essentials of foraging, including how to research, identify, and ethically gather wild edibles. Learn to forage safely and within the confines of the law, while focusing on about 10-12 specific wild medicinal herbs.

We'll delve into the medicinal properties of these herbs, explaining their benefits and the importance of understanding how they interact with your body. The workshop also covers practical skills such as how to prepare these herbs in various forms to enhance their healing properties, and methods for effective long-term storage.

You will also learn how to use these herbs to treat common ailments, such as coughs, colds, aches, and pains, giving you the tools to harness the natural remedies found in your local environment.

Useful Information:

  • Please dress for the unpredictable British weather, and wear whatever footwear you feel comfortable in.
  • At this time of year, please expect the paths to be muddy.
  • Feel free to bring a notepad and pen if you want to take notes along the way.
  • This is an adult only event.
  • An email will be sent out to all attendees a few days before the event to email addresses used during the booking process to confirm all of the details and meeting information. Please check your spam filters for these emails.

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The Cramlington Forager

Welcome to The Cramlington Forager, where Gemma, a seasoned foraging guide based in Cramlington, Northumberland, invites enthusiasts to delve into the sustainable practice of foraging. Born from a lifelong passion that started with childhood blackberry picking adventures, The Cramlington Forager was established to extend the joys and lessons of foraging to the local community.

Launched in 2021, the business challenges the idea that one must be nestled deep in the countryside to engage in foraging. Northumberland’s rich tapestry of breathtaking landscapes, woodlands, coastlines, and even urban parks, offers abundant foraging opportunities that are often surprising and rewarding.

The Cramlington Forager is committed to promoting the use of local green spaces, highlighting their critical role as natural havens for both wildlife and humans. Through foraging, people gain unique insights into nature's secrets, from seasonal changes to emerging flora, enhancing their understanding and commitment to environmental stewardship.

Gemma shares her extensive knowledge through social media, a blog that features tips on identifying wild foods safely, sustainable foraging techniques, and recipes using wild ingredients. Aligned with the natural cycles, her practices emphasize the health benefits of living in harmony with the seasons.

Additionally, Gemma contributes to community projects like 'The Friends of Doddington Wood' and actively participates in the Cramlington WI as a WI Climate Ambassador. In 2024, The Cramlington Forager proudly partners with Visit Northumberland, aiming to showcase the region's natural beauty and vibrant culture.

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