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Medicine Making with Julia Behrens!
Sat 1 April 2017, 17:30 – 20:00 BST
5:30-6:00pm: gather in Old Tree Cafe for a drink and socializing before beginning the workshops. Drinks and light snacks will be available for sale by Old Tree.
6:00pm-8:00pm: Julia will lead the group on a walk around the Old Tree edible ladscape of Field Brighton, followed by a practial hands-on workshop in the co-creation of herbal medicine.
Upon arrival there will be an Old Tree drinks tasting with everyone receiving a welcome glass of a botanical brew made on site by Old Tree Brewery. You will leave with 100ml of herbal tincture made during the workshop and fresh knowledge in herbal healing.
Spring is in the air and the first harvest of the year is immanent. Come to the Old Tree Brewery and learn about simple remedies using herbs you can find in your garden or forage in the wild. You will learn to identify some common plants and turn them into medicine.
Julia is a qualified practitioner in Herbal Medicine with a degree from the College of Phytotherapy, graduating with honors in 2000. A member of the College of Practising Phytotherapists (MCPP), Julia has taught at the School of Herbal Medicine, lectured at East London and Westminster University, consulted for the WWF and Neal's Yard and runs a range of courses in Herbal Medicine in schools and community groups.
In 2001 Julia set up the community herb garden project ‘Hedgehog Herbs’ to raise awareness of medicinal plants. Julia also designs small and large gardens, specializing in gardens with a focus on medicinal herbs and runs regular talks in Brighton and Hove and for the National Trust and at other heritage sites where herb gardens are prominent.
Passionate about herbs, healing, conservation and sustainability Julia applies sustainable and holistic principles in both her treatment and practice. She has published articles about the conservation of Medicinal Plants in the European Journal of Herbal Medicine, WWF and Plant life and recently appeared on the channel 4 series ‘Food Unwrapped’.
Julia makes many of her herbal preparations herself and as far as possible the herbs she uses are organic and from sustainable and traceable sources. The focus of Julia’s work is to help improve the body’s own natural ability to heal itself by using herbs, nutrition and making life style changes so that the body has a chance to enhance ones own vitality and strength.