Herbal One-to-Ones 2021

Herbal One-to-Ones 2021

I am delighted to let you know that I am running 1:1 sessions for you to be able to connect with plant medicine, whatever stage of herbal learning you are at. There are four themes that you can choose from, and all of them involve tea tasting, making a herbal remedy to take home, and […]

Coronavirus: Support Sheet using the Seven Medicines

I made this end of February/ start of March 2020. There are some things I want to change, but I think that there are still some useful tips to staying healthy and calm during this pandemic. Be Well, simone, Aug 2020

On Not Doing

‘Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There’  Thich Nat Hanh Recent reveries have rekindled the spark of joy that I find in contemplating, and practicing, the ‘art of doing nothing’ or ‘wuwei’ as the Daoists call it. Over the years I have found the practices that have inspired and helped me the most have all started […]

This is the kind of Herbalist I am

In response to Julie Charette Nunn’s article of same name: www.crowsdaughter.com/this-is-the-kind-of-herbalist-i-am/ I read Julie’s article after hearing her speak to Susun Weed on a blogtalk radio programme. I was recovering from the flu and finding out about shamanism, and realising that my practise was shamanic without having given it that label. After reading Julie Nunn’s description […]

Roots

Roots

The plants in my Medicine Wheel have been growing for 3 years now, putting down their roots and expanding into the rich clay soil. After this period of growth they are now ready to be harvested with thanks. I invite you to join me, Elecampane, Marshmallow, Valerian and Comfrey for an exploratory couple of hours […]

Herbs for Health

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 […]

Our mini Herb Nursery

Since December 2014 we have been renting some land where we now have a Medicine Garden. It is a wonderful space full of healing herbs that you are welcome to visit on the last Sundays of the month (12-5 summer, 12-3 winter). We also have workshops here in the summer where you can learn about local […]

Workshop Programme, 2018

Workshop Programme, 2018

We are pleased to announce our Workshop Programme for 2018. The workshops will be run by myself, simone melanie, and I have studied and worked with plants for over 20 years. I am passionate about herbs and want to educate and empower people to reclaim herbal medicine as their own. Since 2013 I have run Solar Ripe selling […]

My dance with Bronchitis and Herbs!

My dance with Bronchitis and Herbs!

Over the festive season just passed I had Bronchitis, which lasted for about 6 weeks. Over that time I used many remedies to help ease the symptoms and I would like to share them with you, in case they may be useful for you or a loved one. Bronchitis is an ‘inflammatory condition of the […]

Winter Solstice

The dark days and nights of midwinter can be tough for many people, especially if we catch one of the bugs that happens to be doing a tour that season.The winter solstice is a chance to banish the gloom and welcome the lengthening of the days. A time to spend with family and friends, or […]

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