25. September 2019 - 18:00
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Immune Boosting Natural Remedies | St Enochs Hogganfield Church | Wednesday, 25. September 2019

Want to look after your health this Autumn?
Join medical herbalist Catriona Gibson for a 4-week course running on Wednesdays 6-8pm, to learn all about natural remedies that can be made from foraged wild plants and fruit that grows in Alexandra Park Food Forest and surrounding area. Every week we'll make remedies to take home and also some extra to sell at our community Apple Day celebration on Sat 18th October.
On arrival at 6pm, enjoy a cup of herbal tea and some foraged nibbles, then workshop will get started.
Week 1: Bountiful Berries
Discuss the immune boosting effects of Elderberry and Rosehips, and use them to make infused vinegars to fight coughs and colds. 
Week 2: Marvellous Mints
Discuss Digestive, Nervous and Respiratory effects of plants in mint family. Make infused oils with Mint family plants and others such as Red Clover / dried Marigold / Daisy.
Week 3: Fermented Foods
Discuss how Immune system and Digestion interact. Make some fermented fruits & vegetables and Four Thieves’ Vinegar to support digestion and all round health.
Week 4: Skin Soothing
Discuss how the skin can be irritated by problems in the rest of the body and how to deal with this with internal remedies such as teas and different foods. Try combinations of skin soothing teas and make natural body scrubs.
This 4-week course is FREE to local residents who live in the East End (thanks to funding from the Big Lottery).  We have a limited number of spaces for people in other parts of the city, we kindly request a donation of £20 for the course or whatever you can afford to support our work.
If you have any questions please contact: allyparkfoodforest@gmail.com
Alexandra Park Food Forest is a Community Interest Company run by a small team of local volunteers. All funds raised go towards educational work to reconnect people with nature, share knowledge about sustainable food production and improve habitats for wildlife.