Growing Herbs and making herbal remedies

Growing Herbs and Making Herbal Remedies


A One Day Course



A relaxed day in the countryside learning all about these amazing aromatic plants, why they are so important to us; understanding which herbs are best used for which tasks and how you can best grow your own herbs at home.

You will learn about the plants themselves and how to grow them, as well as how to use herbs in your own kitchen including how they can be used to treat various ailments and to boost your immune system.



Course Programme:
Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm


What To Expect:


Morning workshop:

1. Identifying herb plants and methods of growing
We will help you learn how to identify different herbs with hands on identification using all of your senses. You will learn how the herbs can be grown through various propagation methods.

 2. How to integrate herbs into your space/design
Herbs can be used in various places in your growing space to enhance it with scent and colour, you can also use them as a natural pest control. Learn the best position for your choice of herb so you get the most from it.

 3. Uses of herbs
Herbs are more than just added taste to your food. We will teach you what else you can use your herbs for, which herbs are best for what, and how to use them

Afternoon session:

4.  The benefits and use of Herbs 
This is a chance to learn more about herbs and plants from the wild and how they can be used to treat various ailments and boost your immune system.

5.  Forgaging and Making*
A chance to make herbal tinctures, vinegars & honegars/oximels to take home using local honey (provided). Weather permitting, we will forage for herbs and berries etc.


A relaxed workshop to discover what you can do with the herbs and wild food in your garden or in the hedgerow.

An informal and enjoyable day on our country smallholding with plenty of time to chat and learn more about herbs & plants.

Refreshments will be provided,

Please bring a packed lunch with you

Parking is available at the entrance to our farm and our training room is just a short walk down our track.

*We recommend seeking advice before consuming any herbal medicine or replacing allopathic medicines with a herbal remedy. We are passionate about edibles and specialists in all year-round food production but we are not trained in medicine.

What To Bring:

Please bring jam jars & vodka if you want to make a tincture.
Cyder vinegar will be provided.

 Don't forget your lunch!

Please arrive at 15 mins before the start of the course for a prompt start


About the trainer:
Rachel Hammond



Rachel’s passion is edibles and growing them everywhere and anywhere as well as teaching people to do the same. She set up edge in 2012 with the vision of introducing community growing areas in Oxford and teaching people how to care for them. This vision has grown and Rachel is now helping people and groups to implement growing edibles whilst encouraging wildlife up and down the country. Rachel has been training others for the last 6 years and has a wide knowledge of all things edible. Specialising in all year-round food production.



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