Herbs for Health


Herbs for Health

Working in a small, friendly atmosphere over three months we will look at different herbs that you can use to treat minor ailments and keep you in good health.

We will meet and taste herbs that can help keep your skin glowing, give you a peaceful nights sleep, provide you with nutrition for optimum health and keep those joints flexible.

Each month you will make a remedy that you can take away with you, and be provided with an information sheet that includes online resources and recipes to make at home.



Back Room, Barn by the Loch Café, Craigencalt Farm, Kinghorn Loch, Burntisland KY3 9YG

Tuesday 5th Sept 11am-12.30pm
Tuesday 3rd Oct 11am-12.30pm
Tuesday 7th Nov 11am-12.30pm


Cutting Room, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG

Wednesday 6th Sept 2.30-4pm
Wednesday 4th Oct 2.30-4pm
Wednesday 1st Nov 2.30-4pm

Your investment: £65/55/£40*

Please e-mail to book your place on the course: herbs(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)solarripe.eu

The course is run by myself, simone melanie, and I am passionate about plants. I studied Environmental Science (plant ecology) at University 20 years ago now and since then I have been working with plants and people in various settings including drug and alcohol treatment centres and being a head gardener. In 2013 I started Solar Ripe selling Organic Medicinal Herbs, growing a herb garden in Fife and running workshops. My learning of herbalism has come from studying with various herbalists including Maureen Robertson, Keith Robertson, Fiona Morris and the Seed SistAs, and a lot of self study and trial and error! I prefer to use native plants that we can find growing all around us such as Elder, Plantain and Blackberry and use organic, recycled, and local as much as is possible (so expect so see an old jam jar here and there)!

On previous courses:

“The course was friendly, gentle, patient and overall amazingly comprehensive” – Diana

“The information was really set at the right standard for a beginner” – Paula

I enjoyed – “The teacher! Making the Tincture, the experimental aspect” – Tara

“simone teaches naturally and informally”

“I enjoyed sharing experiences and tasting the delicious infusions”

*Sliding Scale

I want to make my courses as accessible as possible for those on low incomes. At the same time this is my livelihood and there are costs of rooms to hire etc. I hope that by having a sliding scale the workshops are affordable, and that a balance can be found that respects all involved.

The top bracket is for those on a higher wage (this enables me to offer the lower bracket).
The concession is for those who cannot afford to pay the full cost because of being unwaged/student etc. I do not ask to see proof of income, but ask that you choose what is suitable for you. If you still are unable to afford to come but would like to please still contact me and we will see what we can do.


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