About

bee and red cloverSolar Ripe is 5!

Solar Ripe began in 2013 with an aim to provide people with organic medicinal herbs. Now, five years later, Solar Ripe also runs various workshops on herbal medicine and holistic gardening in Fife at our Medicine Garden.

Solar Ripe is run by myself, simone melanie, and I am passionate about plants. For over 20 years now my learning of herbalism has been gathered from the wonderful plants themselves, studying with various herbalists including Maureen Robertson, Keith Robertson, Fiona Morris and the Seed SistAs, a lot of self study (inspired by Susun Weed and Stephen Harrod Buhner) and trial and error!

For me, herbal medicine is not only about nourishing and healing myself with plants, but also taking personal responsibility for my health, rather than relying on pharmaceutical companies who cause animal suffering and environmental damage. 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)!

For the past three years I have been developing a medicine garden at Craigencalt Farm, Kinghorn Loch, Fife, as a place where people can come and meet a wide range of plants and learn about their herbal uses. There are regular open days (dates below) where you can wander the garden at your leisure and have the chance to buy some of our organically grown plants. If you would like to arrange a visit for yourself or your group outwith these times please contact me for more details.

If you would like me to run a workshop for you or your group please e mail me, and for up to date information see our Twitter feed/ Facebook page for upcoming events.

May you enjoy and be well

simone melanie, 2018.


 Garden Open Days 2018, 12-5pm.

April 8th

April 22nd

May 13th

May 27th

June 10th

June 24th

July 8th

July 22nd

August 12th

August 26th

September 9th

September 23rd