An Taisce Green Communities Herbal Workshop

Joint Event
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Venue: 
Bridgefoot Street Community Garden, Liberties, Dublin 8.
Cost An Taisce Members: 
N/A
Cost Non Members: 
N/A

What: This interactive workshop provides a practical introduction to the Identification, harvesting, drying and processing of some of our common herbs. We are surrounded by native herbs or 'weeds' which nurture, heal and strengthen us. Most of these are available to us free of cost and many grow in our community gardens, local woodlands and our own backyards. When: Saturday 6th of June 2015, 12 pm to 3 pm (approximately). Where: Bridgefoot Street Community Garden, Liberties, Dublin 8.

Overview: Susan Wittig Albert once wrote 'one persons weed is another persons wildflower'. Depending on where or how a plant grows can, in many cases, determine how we see it, how we view its place in our world. The 'tidying up' of roadside verges, field margins, parklands & gardens in recent years has seen a great reduction in weedy vegetation.

Please join Botanist & Herbalist, Deborah Tiernan, for an afternoon of exploration & wild-crafting at Bridgefoot Street Gardens on Saturday June 6th. We will look at some of our very common herbs, including Dandelion & Nettle, and investigate their health benefits. We will make herbal teas & natural home care sprays. There will even be some herbal wine - reputed as an aphrodisiac!! It promises to be a fun few hours! Bring a pen & some paper if you feel like you might want to take notes.

Bring suitable outdoor clothing! If you have any questions or wish to book a place then please contact Robert Moss on 01 4002212 or email rmoss@eeu.antaisce.org

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