PLANTS WORKSHOPS & COURSES

FOR GROWN-UPS

“Hedgerow Remedies for the Immune System”
A Workshop at Brigit’s Garden
September 29th, 10-2

Cost: €45


Elder (Sambucus nigra)… Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)… Dog Rose (Rosa canina)… These and other beautiful trees, shrubs and wild flowers grace our hedgerows and hold great medicine. They have a long history of traditional use, and can help us to enter the winter months in good health, vitality and joy.

We will walk through the grounds of the beautiful Brigit’s Garden and meet these and other medicinal hedgerow plants, and will learn about their medicinal properties and plant lore. 

We will then have a practical hands-on session, learning to make remedies for staying healthy throughout the cold season, including Elderberry Syrup, Sloe Gin, Rosehip Syrup, and various herbal tinctures, infusions and decoctions for boosting the immune system.

September is a time of abundance, and a wonderful time to connect with these plants, to learn about their medicine, and to make remedies that will help us through the cold season!

The workshop will be facilitated by Marina Levitina, a Galway nature connection educator, artist, and author. 

Marina has given talks and delivered workshops on Irish plant lore, including workshops on biodiversity through the arts at a number of national schools in Galway and Clare. 

“Hedgerow Remedies for the Immune System” is a workshop for grown-ups, but if you would like to bring a child ages 8+ please contact Marina to arrange. 

Booking is essential, as spaces are limited. 

WHERE: Brigit's Garden, Roscahill, Co Galway
WHEN: Saturday, September 29th, 10 - 2
Cost: €45


To book, please send an email to: levitiml@tcd.ie
 

"Rediscovering Native Healing Herbs":

a series of workshops with Marina Levitina

Would you like to rediscover the medicinal power of wild plants?

Do you feel called to reconnect with the land?

Would you like to learn how to make herbal remedies

with healing herbs that grow in your back garden?

The west of Ireland is home to the most amazing diversity of wild plants and trees. Many of these wild native plants are medicinal and highly beneficial.

Many of them grow right in our back gardens and hedgerows.

 

Plant lore has long been part of our natural heritage, and a deep connection with the land has been a part of the Irish culture for centuries. 

In these workshops, we will:

 

* learn to identify local native healing plants;

* learn to make simple herbal remedies for the family;

* rediscover Irish plant lore and stories;

* spend time connecting deeply with the plants;

* listen to the Music of the Plants, a biofeedback device that allows the plant to    'sing';

* rediscover the joy of connecting with the beauty of the land;

* honour ourselves, by spending time in an inspiring environment.

 

In these transformational and challenging times, we can help the planet by honouring the land and working with the healing power of plants.

When we connect deeply with nature,
     we connect deeply with ourselves.

Next workshop: TBC

"COMMON HERBS FOR HEART HEALTH:

HAWTHORN AND DOG ROSE"

FOR MORE INFO, OR TO RESERVE A PLACE, email Marina:

levitiml[at]tcd.ie

In this workshop, we will explore the medicinal qualities of Hawthorn (Whitethorn)  and Dog Rose, and will make some simple home remedies and delicious wild foods, including Hawthorn infused honey and Dog Rose chocolate. Dog Rose, the wild rose of our hedgerows, brings medicine for the heart, and produces beautiful red rosehips in the autumn, which are full of antioxidants and high in vitamin C. Hawthorn, otherwise known as Whitethorn, or the Fairy Bush, bears dark-red berries in August. These, along with its leaves and flowers, are an esteemed medicine for the heart.

Workshop facilitator: Marina Levitina

TBC

"NOURISHING HERBAL TONICS:

NETTLE & DANDELION"

FOR MORE INFO, OR TO RESERVE A PLACE, email Marina:

levitiml[at]tcd.ie

Dandelion is a highly nutritious and detoxifying medicinal herb, one of the “most esteemed remedies of the herbalist”. Nettle is highly rich in minerals and vitamins such as Iron, Magnesium and Vitamin C. In this session, we will learn to make delicious and nutritious food and remedies, nourishing herbal tonics. Workshop facilitator: Marina Levitina

TBC

"HERBAL SKIN SUPPORT & WOUND HEALERS:

CALENDULA, COMFREY & PLANTAIN"

FOR MORE INFO, OR TO RESERVE A PLACE, email Marina:

levitiml[at]tcd.ie

In this session, we will explore herbal wound healers including Calendula, Plantain, Yarrow and Comfrey, and will learn to make simple herbal remedies for skin conditions like eczema, bug bites, skin irritation, minor cuts & scrapes etc. Workshop facilitator: Marina Levitina