Medicinal herbs

These workshops focus on teaching children about local herbs that have healing properties.  Information is shared on how plants were used in the past, how they are used in present times and how they may be used in the future. After an introduction to the numerous uses of herbs beyond flavouring our food, children can get involved in concocting some healing potions!

There is plenty of opportunity to collect plants, feel, touch, smell and taste some herbs as well as a practical hands-on element of making your own medicine.

The plants used in the practical element depend on seasonal variations and what can be found growing nearby. Examples include using Lavender to make a sleeping potion, Rosemary for hair growth potion, Sage for toothpaste or St. Johns Wort for a topical healing potion.

Workshops can be designed for all ages, for groups or individuals and tailored to meet specific needs.

If you are interested in arranging an Eco Education Day then please contact us.