Herbs are incredible - they can turn bland food into something delicious, and they can even heal. But the best thing about them is that they can be found for free (if you know where to look). Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start with finding and using herbs, so we thought we'd round up a selection of excellent resources on the subject matter for you to check out. Let's get into the article:
The Handmade Apothecary events - best for getting stuck in
Often the best way to learn something is to just dive right into the deep end, and that's exactly why we love the hands-on events from The Handmade Apothecary. The events are wonderfully varied and include Herb Walks where you take a gentle stroll around an area such as Hampstead Heath and learn about how to identify wild plants, herbs, and trees, and how to use them in recipes. Events generally last for a few hours and give you an amazing introduction to world of herbs as part of a group.
Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi
This book is not only a fantastically informative field guide for eating wild local plants and making delicious food with them, it's also packed with beautiful artwork and is a joy to flick through on a Sunday afternoon. The recipes are creative and definitely stand out from many of the other books we've read in this genre. Also, the passion that Dina has for this topic oozes from every page.
This great book can be ordered directly via Dina's website - botanicalartspress.com
The Art of Home Herbalism Online with Thyme Herbal
The Art of Home Herbalism is the most popular class from Brittany at Thyme Herbal, and we can definitely see why. It's an excellent introduction to the world of herbs and can be taken entirely online. The class includes lots of information about Wildcrafting, harvesting, drying, and storing herbs, all very valuable to know and become familiar with. It really is a full end-to-end class and is an excellent way to get started with herbalism.
See what else this class involves and book your place here - thymeherbal.com
Herbal Consultations with Milk & Honey Herbs
Jade Alicandro Mace from Milk & Honey Herbs has been formally studying herbs since 2005, so it's fair to say that she knows her stuff about this topic. A herbal consultation with Jade can be carried out over Zoom, and involves Jade sitting down with you to discuss your specific requirements and helping you to identify which herbs you should introduce into your diet if you're looking to improve your wellbeing. The consultations a detailed write-up of what herbs to add to your diet, and also ongoing mail support.
Learn more about the herb consultations here - milkandhoneyherbs.com