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Spring & Early Summer

Video: contains over 103 mins of videos.

Enrolment means life-time access to the course.

Includes free updates: in spring 2016 I plan to update some of the lessons and add new ones. So from April and May 2016 this course should include new lessons on wild garlic, and new videos or photo lessons on some of the featured herbs e.g. primrose, cleavers, blackberry and raspberry leaves, nettle and hawthorn.

 

Hawthorn/Crategus monogyna: ID video                   2.58 mins

Extract video                      6.19 mins (herbal infusion, salad leaves, ice-cubes)*

Photo lesson               Hawthorn flower syrup/cordial

Nettle/Urtica dioica:    ID video                      1.48

Video                           2.50     Herbal infusion (medicinal tea)*

Video                           2.25     Cooked as green veg.*

*I plan to re-shoot these videos in April and May 2016 because the video set-up isn’t as good as on all the other ones (although it is adequate).

Plantain leaf/Plantago lancelota:                      ID video                      2.12

Video                           2.36     Using plantain as a first aid plant

Daisy/Bellis perennis  :                                   ID video                      1.36

Video                           6.08     Infused oil

Video                           7.05     Ointment

Primrose/Primula vulgaris:                              ID video                      1.42

Cleavers/Galium aparine:                                ID video                      1.48

Red Clover/Trifolium pratense:                      ID video                      0.58

Dandelion leaf/Taraxacum officinale   :           ID video                      1.10

Video                           5.49     Cooked in omelette

Sorrel/Rumex acetosa :                                   ID video                      1.41

Video                           6.45     Sauce

Silverweed/Potentilla anserina:                       ID video                      1.28

Video                           3.11     infusion

Video                           2.27     gargle and compress

Blackberry leaf/Rubus fruticosus:                  ID video                      1.28

Raspberry leaf/Rubus idaeus:                         ID video                      1.05

Elderflower/Sambucus nigra:                           ID video                      2.10

Video                           2.26     Steam inhalation

Video                           7.42     Tea, compress & hand bath

Video                           4.44     Fritters

Video                           8.26     Cordial part 1

Video                           5.10     Cordial part 2

Drying herbs:              Video                           5.38

Making Tinctures:      Video                           7.37

Safety video

White plants warning video.

Total video time: Over 103 mins

Each lesson about a plant contains a detailed data sheet about the plant: this includes nutritional info, medicinal info, when to treat at home, when to see a professional herbalist, precautions for use, how to add the plant in to food dishes (if an edible herb, some are just used therapeutically), dosages for using it as a medicine, history info, identification info etc. Also contains identification photos.

Each course also contains the following lessons and guides (text, not videos): Foraging safety instructions, medical safety instructions, where to find herbs in the city, foraging & the law, save the bees, organic vs chemical gardening, recommended resources, recommended suppliers.

All of the courses are supported by me via e-mail, comments on the e-course system and optional private Facebook group at set times while these courses are in season. And there is a live webinar during each course so that people can ask me questions.

 

 

High Summer

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to some of the common edible and medicinal plants that grow all around you. I aim to show you how to safely and joyfully begin to use these plants. This course covers some of the medicinal and edible wild plants that are usually available to forage for and use in July & August in Ireland and the UK. The course is packed full of information about how to identify these plants and how to use them as nutritional wild foods and therapeutic herbal remedies. This course is not a qualification: it is designed for you to learn at your leisure and enrich your life. If you are a holistic practitioner then this course may count towards CPD.

Video: the course contains over 123 mins of videos.

Enrolment means life-time access to the course, including free updates.

Each lesson about a plant contains an identification video and a detailed data sheet about the plant: this includes nutritional info, medicinal info, safety guidelines for treating at home, when to see a professional herbalist, precautions for use, how to add the plant in to food dishes (if an edible herb, some are just used medicinally), dosages for using it as a medicine, historical info, identification tips etc. It also contains identification photos for each plant.

Each course contains the following lessons and guides (text, not videos): Foraging safety instructions, medical safety instructions, where to find herbs in the city, foraging & the law, save the bees, organic vs chemical gardening, recommended resources (on wild food foraging and herbal medicine) and recommended suppliers (of herbs and packaging).

All of the courses (there are 3 seasonal courses available) are supported by me via e-mail, comments on the e-course system and optional private Facebook group at set times while these courses are in season. When each course is in season there is also a live webinar so that people can ask me questions.

It is possible to use some of the videos and recipes right away because many of them can be made using dried herbs e.g. ointment, infused oils, teas, tinctures etc. so you do not need to wait until the plants are back in season to start trying out making your own herbal remedies. A list of recommended suppliers of ingredients is included and you can source dried herbs from there.

The following lessons are recorded and are available to read and watch right away.

Includes free updates: If I update or write new lessons then you will automatically receive these free of charge.

Video: contains over 123 mins of videos.

Enrolment means life-time access to the course.

 

 

 

 

Contains the following lessons:

Self-Heal (Prunella vulgaris): ID video                    1.21 mins

Video                           4.01     herbal infusion/tea

Video                           4.10     Poultice

Video                           5.43     Infused oil part 1

Video                           3.12     Infused oil part 2

Video                           4.45     Ointment-making part 1

Video                           4.47     Ointment-making part 2

 

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium): ID video                   2.43

Video                           1.17     Poultice for nose bleeds

 

Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria):            ID video                      1.56

Video                           4.17     Digestive tea blend

Photo lesson               Meadowsweet cordial

Roses (Rosa spp.):                                    ID video                      6.38

 

St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum):      ID video                      1.52

Video                           3.06     St John’s Wort and the law in Rep. of Ireland

Video                           5.46     Infused oil

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis):    ID video                      1.48

Video                           6.58     Making tincture

Wild Raspberry (Rubus idaeus):    ID video                      1.18

Video                           8.58     Oxymel

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis):   ID video                      1.29

Video                           8.26     Hair Tonic

Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum):ID video                   0.56

Video                           8.05     Honeysuckle syrup/honey

 

Cleavers seed (Galium aparine):                 ID video                      1.10

Video                           11.23   Cleavers coffee

Marigold (Calendula officinalis):                  ID video                      1.26

Video                           5.34     Poultice

Chickweed (Stellaria media):                      ID video                      1.48

Video                           6.39     Pesto

Video                           4.08     Poultice

Drying herbs:                                      Video                           3.56

Safety video

White plants warning video.

Total video time: Over 123 mins

I do hope that you enjoy this course. I launched it in spring 2015 and the feedback has been excellent.

Autumn

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to some of the common edible and medicinal plants that grow all around you. I aim to show you how to safely and joyfully begin to use these plants. This course covers some of the medicinal and edible wild plants that are usually available to forage for and use in September and October in Ireland and the UK. The course is packed full of information about how to identify these plants and how to use them as nutritional wild foods and therapeutic herbal remedies. This course is not a qualification: it is designed for you to learn at your leisure and enrich your life. If you are a holistic practitioner then this course may count towards CPD.

Video: the course contains over 146 mins of videos.

Enrolment means life-time access to the course, including free updates.

Each lesson about a plant contains an identification video and a detailed data sheet about the plant: this includes nutritional info, medicinal info, safety guidelines for treating at home, when to see a professional herbalist, precautions for use, how to add the plant in to food dishes (if an edible herb, some are just used medicinally), dosages for using it as a medicine, historical info, identification tips etc. It also contains identification photos for each plant.

Each course contains the following lessons and guides (text, not videos): Foraging safety instructions, medical safety instructions, where to find herbs in the city, foraging & the law, save the bees, organic vs chemical gardening, recommended resources (on wild food foraging and herbal medicine) and recommended suppliers (of herbs and packaging).

All of the courses (there are 3 seasonal courses available) are supported by me via e-mail, comments on the e-course system and optional private Facebook group at set times while these courses are in season. When each course is in season there is also a live webinar so that people can ask me questions.

It is possible to use some of the videos and recipes right away because many of them can be made using dried herbs e.g. ointment, infused oils, teas, tinctures etc. so you do not need to wait until the plants are back in season to start trying out making your own herbal remedies. A list of recommended suppliers of ingredients is included and you can source dried herbs from there.

The following lessons are recorded and are available to read and watch right away.

Video: contains over 146 mins of videos.

Enrolment means life-time access to the course.

Includes free updates: If I update or write new lessons then you will automatically receive these free of charge.

 

 

 

 

Contains the following lessons:

Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinale):       ID & harvesting video 2.59 mins

Video                           9.41     preparing the roots

Video                           8.04     Coffee

Video                           3.13     Decoction

 

Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus):                   ID video                     4.58

Video                           10.38   Iron Tonic

 

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides):       ID video                      5.28

Video                           7.51     Juice

 

Elderberry (Sambucus nigra):                      ID video                      2.14

Video                           7.16     Cordial part 1

Video                           11.57   Cordial part 2

 

Blackberry (Rubus idaeus):                        ID video                      1.17

Video                           9.04     Oxymel

Silverweed Roots (Potentilla anserina):        ID & harvesting video 2.47

Video                           7.24     Cooking the roots

Hazelnuts (Corylus avellana): ID video                  2.26

Video                           8.34     Sorrel & Hazelnut pesto

Hawthorn (Crategus monogyna/oxycanthum):ID video                  1.40

Photo lesson               Hawthorn chutney (made from the haws)

Plantain seeds (Plantago lancelota/majalus):   ID video                      1.13

Video                           4.10     Using the seeds for Omega oils

Video                           7.58     Infused oil

Video                           9.57     Ointment

Rosehips (Rosa canina/rugosa):                      ID video                      3.40

Photo lesson               Syrup & Cordial

Cramp Bark/Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus):       ID video                      1.57

Video                           2.27     Decoction

Nettle Root (Urtica dioica):                                               ID video                      2.08

Tincture-making (including decocted tinctures): Video          11.05

Safety video

Total video time: Over 146 mins

I do hope that you enjoy this course.