with Lara Julia Bernays (Medical Herbalist. BSc.(hons) MNIMH)

http://www.plants-for-life.co.uk/

Summer’s Wild Medicine Chest

Explore the rich diversity of herbs found growing wild in the welsh landscape, once relied on as a source of remedies.  We will discuss wild plant identification, exploring botany and plant science.  Learn how to sustainably harvest plants. Returning from a walk we will create wild summer remedies from our bounty… from after-sun to healing salve.

Date: Sunday 29th July 2012

Time: 10.30am–4.30pm

Where: The Welsh Water Discovery Centre (Aqualab)

Fee: £35 including materials, members and concessions £30

Contact: phone 01558 667150 or email kbailey@gardenofwales.org.uk

or larabernays@hotmail.com

Medicinal Berries

From blackberries to bilberries, many of our wild berries have been crowned as Supper foods. Discover the medicinal wonders of the riches of our autumn hedgerows and learn practical ways of preserving them as home remedies from cough syrups to winter tonics.

Date: Saturday 29th September 2012

Time: 10.30am–4.30pm

Where: The Welsh Water Discovery Centre (Aqualab)

Fee: £35 including materials, members and concessions £30

Contact: phone 01558 667150 or email kbailey@gardenofwales.org.uk

or larabernays@hotmail.com

Natural Beauty Products – Caring for Your Skin

From Rose buds to Black pepper…allergies to anti-aging! Discover how herbs can bring the best out in the skin of us all. Learn how to make natural beauty products including making your own face cream, cleanser and hair tonic. Explore herbs and diet for common skin conditions.

Date: Saturday 27th October 2012

Time: 10.30am–4.30pm

Where: The Welsh Water Discovery Centre (Aqualab)

Fee: £35 including materials, members and concessions £30

Contact: phone 01558 667150 or email kbailey@gardenofwales.org.ukor larabernays@hotmail.com

Physicians of Myddfai Remembered  From Legend to Legacy.

Learn of the truth behind this Welsh fairy tale, why these Physicians became renowned and the wonders of the remedies they left behind as I, a Medical Herbalist born in Myddfai, uncover the science and modern value of this amazing legacy. A day of history, science and hands on practical making as we roll our sleeves up and put some of their 14th century recipes to the test!

Date: Sunday 18th November 2012

Time: 10.30am–4.30pm

Where: The Welsh Water Discovery Centre (Aqualab)

Fee: £35 including materials, members and concessions £30

Contact: phone 01558 667150 or email kbailey@gardenofwales.org.uk

or larabernays@hotmail.com

Creating Plant Potions and Lotions for the Perfect Christmas Presents

Enjoy a fun day making bespoke ‘smellies’  as gifts for your nearest and dearest.  Including top tips on how to use herbs in the festive season, from spices to ward off winter ills to tips on avoiding the side effects of the indulgence in the riches of feasting!

Date: Sunday 9th December 2012

Time: 10.30am–4.30pm

Where: The Welsh Water Discovery Centre (Aqualab)

Fee: £35 including materials, members and concessions £30

Contact: phone 01558 667150 or email kbailey@gardenofwales.org.ukor larabernays@hotmail.com