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NEW** Book your own bespoke Wild Medicine Walk with me – Great for a special day out with family, friends or work colleagues. Learn how to safely identify and harvest the Wild Medicines which grow all around us whilst having a lovely gentle walk in nature on the edge of Brighton. Also learn some of the fascinating folklore and history surrounding these so called ‘weeds’. Contact me for more information.
Wild Medicine Walks in-person
in and around Brighton throughout the summer
DATES COMING SOON
Learn how to safely identify and use our native wild plants, flowers and trees as botanical Medicine. Learn some of the history and folklore surrounding the use of these mighty ‘weeds’.
You will learn which part of the plant is best to use, the best time to harvest it, how to harvest sustainably and the different ways you might prepare your own remedies at home.
In-Person Wild Medicine Walk Sunday 2nd May 2021
2-4pm Wild Park, Brighton. Advanced Tickets Only.
£15.00 – **SOLD OUT** – More dates coming soon!
Join me in-person on this gentle early summer medicinal plant ramble in Brighton’s largest nature reserve. Learn how to safely identify and use seasonal wild plants and flowers as botanical Medicine. Learn some of the history and folklore surrounding the use of these mighty ‘weeds’. You will learn about elderflowers, hawthorn flowers, Wild lettuce, Nettles, Yarrow and more.
You will learn which part of the plant is best to use and the different ways you might prepare your own remedies at home
WALK PRACTICALITIES – We may be walking up some steep inclines (though not many) and we may be among thorny undergrowth at times so please wear sensible footwear. Please bring water and sun protection.
COVID SAFETY MEASURES
I ask that you maintain social distancing of at least 1 metre between yourself and others for the duration of the walk (Unless you are in the same household).
Wild Park is situated on the northern side of Brighton just towards the far end of Lewes Road, just before Coldean and Stanmer Park.It is easy to access by bicycle or bus and there is parking. The 23, 24 and 25 buses stop there.
The Mighty Stinging Nettle – As food and medicine
Live webinar – Saturday March 27th 1-3pm
Learn about the multitude of uses of the formidable Stinging Nettle which grows in abundance and is perfect to harvest at this time of year. It is a versatile plant with a long history of use as both food and medicine which we can harness for nutrition and for medicine for a wide range of health complaints from allergies to anaemia. It can be harvested and stored for later use or it can be used fresh. We can use many parts of the nettle including the leaves, seeds and roots. Learn more about the history of this fantastic plant and how to make your own herbal remedies at home.
Early Spring Medicinal Weeds
Join me at this lunch-time webinar to learn about two marvelous medicinal ‘weeds’ that we can find growing in early spring; Cleavers and Dandelion. Learn how to identify them and use their cleansing, lymphatic and digestive powers for health and well-being.
The Botanical Medicine of Rose Webinar Friday February 12th 1pm-2pm via Zoom – by donation
Wild Medicine Walk – September 6th in Wild Park 2-4pm Very excited to announce my first ‘In real life’ walk since March and possibly my last of the year. Limited places available – more details coming soon. £16 Advanced booking only Contact me to book a place.
Natural Approaches to Menopause Part 1 – Balance Your Hormones with Herbs and Food 14th July 12:00-13:30 Online via Zoom
Learn how Herbal Medicines and beneficial foods can be used to manage and reduce challenging menopausal symptoms such as frequent hot flushes, poor sleep, mood swings and inflammation. There are also certain foods and drinks to avoid to give your body the best chance of finding equilibrium. This workshop will comprise of a talk and presentation for around one hour and then half an hour for questions and discussion. This workshop will be longer than my previous Zoom workshops to allow for more depth of learning and time for chat. Certain Herbs and foods contain a range of compounds broadly known as ‘phytoestrogens’ or plant-oestrogens which can help balance our own hormones naturally and be a useful part of a holistic approach to managing the menopausal transition. INVESTMENT: £10-15 TO BOOK YOUR PLACE: Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org Places are Limited to 15 people so please book in good time.
If we have repeatedly jangled nerves or have had prolonged periods of stress in the past, this can intensify challenging menopausal symptoms via our nervous-adrenal systems. By nourishing and calming our nervous systems with Herbal Medicines in addition to stress management we can lessen unwanted symptoms and feel happier and more balanced. In this workshop I will share my favourite ‘Nervine’ herbs with you which I have used to support countless women. I will also talk about stress management, another important part of the holistic journey towards balance. This workshop will comprise of a talk for around one hour and then half an hour for questions and discussion. This workshop will be longer than my previous Zoom workshops to allow for more depth of learning and time for chat. INVESTMENT: £10-15 TO BOOK YOUR PLACE: Please email me on email@example.com Places are Limited to 15 people so please book in good time.
“Elderflower Super Power” Zoom-shop Tuesday May 19th // 12:00-12:45 Advanced booking only: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place
Learn about the medicinal properties of the Elder tree and their flowers which are in bloom at this time of year from fevers to Hay fever. I will share my knowledge with you about the medicinal properties of the different parts of the tree including the flowers, berries, bark and leaf. I will also share some fascinating history and folklore around this fairy-associated tree and show you how you can make a simple herbal remedy at home with Elderflowers.
Suggested Donation £5-10 if you are able. You are also welcome to attend for free if this is not possible for you. To book a place please email email@example.com Once you have booked I will email you the Zoom link. A recording will also be available after the event for a donation. Donation Link: paypal.me/jessiemartelhof
May-time Herbal Medicine Zoom-shop Tuesday 5th May 12:00-12:35
Come and learn about the formidable wild heart medicine that is Hawthorn which typically blossoms in early May. Learn about it’s medicinal uses and some practical guidance on making your own simple Herbal Medicines at home using this queen of hedgerow plants.
Suggested Donation £5-10 if you are able to at this time. If you are not, you are also welcome, I understand this is a financially challenging time for some people.
Facebook Live Wild Medicine bite-sized Walk
Tuesday April 28th at 12:00-12:20 If you can’t make that time you can also watch it back afterwards on my Facebook page here www.facebook.com/jessiebrightonherbalist
Wild Medicine Plants of Spring – Zoom Workshop Monday April 13th 12:00-12:45
Join me at this online ‘Zoom-shop’ and learn about how to harness the medicinal powers of some of our very common springtime native wild medicinal plants such as Nettles and Dandelions. I will explain how to safely forage these plants and will also show you how you can make a simple home remedy with some of these easy to find ‘weeds’. Nettles and Dandelions grow abundantly at this time of year and can be powerful medicines, high in nutrients and help to strengthen our liver and kidney function. They are ideal gentle spring cleansing herbs and can also help boost up our immune systems. BY DONATION – If you feel to donate, though there is no obligation please go to paypal.me/JessieMartelhof
Menopause Sauna Series #4 – Wed 18th March 19:00-21:00 at Brighton Beach Box Spa. An outdoor wood fired sauna on Brighton Beach An intimate talk and discussion in the wonderful surroundings of the Beach Box Sauna to introduce women to the powers of herbal medicine during the menopause. Plunge into the sea or a seawater plunge pool after your sauna! Advanced booking below. BOOK HERE
WILD MEDICINE WALK – APRIL 5TH – 2-4pm @ Wild Park Nature reserve, Lewes road, Brighton, BN1 9JS Re-connect with the new growth of spring and join me on a gentle ramble around the largest nature reserve in Brighton, Wild Park. Come and learn how to safely identify and use our native wild medicinal plants and trees and learn some of the folklore and history surrounding their use. We’ll learn about Dandelions, nettles, cleavers, primroses, hawthorn trees and more. The Walk may include some steep inclines so please wear sensible footwear and please dress for the weather. However, the walk will be generally slow and gentle. TICKETS: £11 per person – pay on the day – just turn up – no booking needed – cards accepted MEETING POINT – At the main drive-in entrance to Wild Park near the main road. Lewes Road, Brighton BN1 9JS If any problems on the day please call/text 07855348287 or if you want to email me before please do so on firstname.lastname@example.org I really look forward to seeing you there and sharing the wonder of our native wild plants with you! I will be conducting more walks throughout the spring and summer seasons check back for more information.
PICTURED – Lesser Celandine, also known as Pilewort.
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/249694779353410/
Creating Wellbeing in Menopause November 26th at the Park View Pub in Brighton. £5 I’m going to be talking briefly at this regular event for women in Brighton about how to manage peri-menopausal symptoms using Herbal Medicines. Plus the link between stress and challenging symptoms like hot flushes and how this can be better managed Facebook Event Page for Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/2422993787952541/
Wild Medicine Walk for Autumn – September 15th 2-4pm – £10 – Cash or Card – no booking required – just turn up Location: Meet at BN1 7HZ – Top of Golf Drive, By the lower gates to Roedale Valley Allotments Join me on my final Wild Medicine walk of the season in the autumnal landscape of Brighton’s wild fringes. The gentle ramble will take place in Brighton’s lesser-known nature reserves Hollingbury and Burstead Woods and the Hollingbury Golf Course near 5-Ways which brim with wild plant medicines. On the Walk you will learn how to safely identify and use wild leaves, seeds, berries and bark as Botanical Medicine. Learn some of the fascinating history and folklore surrounding the use of these mighty ‘weeds’. The Walk may have some steep inclines so please wear sensible footwear and please dress for the weather. TICKETS: £10 per person – pay on the day – no booking needed Many of the walks this year have had an online ticket system but due to this being my final walk of the year and in a spirit of mellow fruitfulness I am going to do an experiment and invite everyone to just turn up in a drop-in system. So Just turn up and pay on the day cash or card. I am hoping this will keep admin levels down for me meaning I can keep the price down for you. But please don’t be late If any problems on the day please call/text 07855348287 or if you want to email me before please do so on email@example.com Really look forward to seeing you there and sharing the wonder of our native wild plants with you!
Herbal Remedy-making Workshop Sunday June 30th 10.30am-1.30pm Plot 22 community garden in Hove.
As we move into Summer and begin to see many herbs and flowers blooming, this workshop will teach us how we can harness their medicinal properties for health and well-being. I will teach you how you can make your own simple herbal remedies using fresh and dried medicinal plants and a few other simple ingredients. We will use a selection of plants picked fresh from the garden. You will get to take home 2 home-made remedies.
I will also share lots of fascinating information about other medicinal plants and how they can benefit our health. Includes information resources to take home and a reading list for further information.
Numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. The workshop will be held in a semi-outdoor garden environment so please dress appropriately for the weather.
Includes tea and biscuits.
*N.B We may use ethically sourced beeswax from local small-scale bee-keepers.
Price £35.00 [includes 2 remedies to take home.] BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE: http://www.plot22.org/plot-offerings/make-herbal-remedies FACEBOOK EVENT HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/633048770492810/ Wild Medicine Walk – Sunday June 2nd 2.30pm-4.30pm Wild Park, Brighton £10 + booking fee Join me on this gentle early summer medicinal plant ramble in Brighton’s largest nature reserve Wild Park. Learn how to safely identify and use seasonal wild plants and flowers as Botanical Medicine. Learn some of the history and folklore surrounding the use of these mighty ‘weeds’. We will look at medicinal plants such as Elderflowers, Hawthorn blossoms, Yarrow, Wild lettuce and more Book your place here https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4249669 Spring Wild Medicine Walk with Jessie Martelhof Sunday April 14th 2019 2pm-4pm @ Hollingbury and Burstead Woods, Brighton BN1 7HZ £10.00 Advance tickets only. Re-connect with the new growth of spring and join Brighton Herbalist Jessie Martelhof on a gentle ramble around the urban nature-haven of Hollingbury and Burstead woods just off Ditchling Road in Brighton. Come and learn how to safely identify and use our native wild medicinal plants and trees and learn some of the history surrounding their use. We’ll learn about Dandelions, nettles, cleavers, primroses, hawthorn flowers and more. To be followed by more walks throughout the year as the season’s unfold. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4201420 Make your own Herbal Remedies for Spring Sunday April 28th 10.30am-1.30pm Home Herbal-remedy making workshop with Medical Herbalist Jessie Martelhof @ Plot 22 Community Garden in Hove £25.00 As we move into spring and begin to see many flowers blooming, this workshop will teach us how we can harness their medicinal properties for health and well being. Learn how to make a healing skin balm for bumps and grazes, using Lavender and Calendula plus some other home-made remedies. You will use some flowers from the plot and some other simple ingredients*. Jessie will also share lots of fascinating information about other medicinal plants and how they can benefit our health. Includes information resources to take home and a reading list for further information Important info: -Numbers are limited to 10 so book early to avoid disappointment -The workshop will be held in a semi-outdoor garden environment so please dress appropriately for the weather and wrap up warm! -Includes tea and biscuits. *N.B We will be using ethically sourced beeswax from a local small-scale bee-keeper for the skin balm. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE: http://www.plot22.org/plot-offerings/make-herbal-remedies-with-medical-herbalist-jessie-martelhof-sunday-april-28th-1030am-130pm
Make your own Herbal Remedies for Spring Home Herbal-remedy making workshop with Medical Herbalist Jessie Martelhof Sunday March 10th 10.30-1.30pm @ Plot 22 Community Garden Weald Allotments, Weald Ave, Hove, BN3 7JN see it on a map here: https://bit.ly/2TPKYO5 In this workshop you will learn how to make a nourishing and cleansing spring tonic and a warming muscle ointment to take home with you. I will share lots of fascinating information about various spring medicinal plants and how they can benefit our health. This workshop will be rustic and semi-outdoors so please dress for the weather. We will make these remedies on an outdoor fire if the weather is fine or inside the cabin if not. Numbers are limited to 10 places so book early to avoid dissappointment Book your ticket here: http://www.plot22.org/plot-offerings/herbal-remedy-workshop-with-brightonherbalist-on-28th-october-1030am-130pm-m8pam Includes tea and biscuits. Background info: Did you know stinging nettles and dandelions have been used for centuries as herbal medicines and are very useful for supporting our liver and kidneys and gently cleansing our bodies after winter. Dandelion flowers, daisies and Rosemary can help ease muscle pain. About Plot 22 Plot 22 is an idyllic and beautifully looked-after community garden in Hove which has a wonderful array of plants and trees. It also has an open fire an outdoor education space as well as a cosy cabin. Check out the website here: http://www.plot22.org/