People in the UK spend well over £400million on over-the-counter cough and cold medicines in a typical year. But did you know that you can avoid a trip to the pharmacy, save your wallet and care for yourself just as well by making a few simple winter remedies for your first aid kit? Join us to make a natural cough syrup and learn how to manage typical seasonal ailments like common colds using local herbs and the contents of your kitchen cupboard.
We will be sharing knowledge of plants that help with managing typical ailments this winter season. You’ll deepen your appreciation for the natural world as a vital source of health for us, as well as hearing stories and recipes from Steph’s grandmother’s cupboard. There will be a recipe and handouts for participants to take away.
*these remedies should not be considered substitutes for flu or Covid vaccinations.
Please bring a clean glass jar or bottle to take your remedies away in – recycled if you can!
This workshops is part of a series taking place this Autumn:
Workshop I: Immunity boosters (September 26)
Workshop II: Infection prevention (October 24)
Workshop III: Coughs and colds (November 21)
About the facilitator – Steph Wehowski
I am a sculptor, stonemason, and installation artist and I am currently training to be a professional medical herbalist after many years of making my own ‘lotions and potions’ supplying myself, family and friends. For the last 10 years I have been active in a collective, doing residencies and teaching about herbs and health and how to connect and get closer to plants and nature in a creative, fun and experiential way. I am passionate about sharing and applying knowledge of herbs that grow around us to empower our communities and individual well-being – and carrying on my grandma’s old recipes.
About the host – Future Shed Frome:
This workshop is hosted by Future Shed Frome – a place to come together to create a greener, healthier future for Frome in practical ways. Share your ideas, get support to bring them to life, join a practical workshop, make new connections and learn new skills, so that we’re equipped for a greener, healthier future. Future Shed is run by Edventure: Frome as part of the Green & Healthy Future for Frome project in partnership with Frome Medical Practice and Frome Town Council . It is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.
Covid safety policies/procedures:
We have limited places available on this workshop to allow us to operate safely within the Welsh Mill Hub’s Covid Risk assessment. The workshop space is well ventilated. We may request that attendees wear masks and wash or sanitise their hands regularly throughout the event.