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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.




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

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.





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:

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:

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:


Herbal Remedy-making workshop Sunday October 28th / 10.30-1.30pm

With Jessie Martelhof – Medical Herbalist BSc(Hons) MNIMH

At Plot 22 Community Garden in Hove, East Sussex

Come and Learn how to make your own hand-crafted herbal medicine preparations including a fiery winter health tonic and a warming herbal muscle ointment to keep winter chills at bay. We will be using some produce from the garden and some other simple ingredients. I will also provide some interesting background information about the medicinal plants on the plot and how we can keep ourselves well over the colder months using natural remedies. Participants get to take home 2 remedies plus some resource-sheets. Every participant needs to bring an empty jar with them!
Tea and biscuits also provided.
Investment: £25.00 Advanced Booking Only

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