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Autumn Herbs for Health

7 October @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us in the garden-café for a day to explore different ways to use dried herbs to make your own herbal remedies.

Would you like to know how to use herbs to support your wellbeing but don’t know where to start?

In this beginners workshop, you will be introduced to a variety of herbs and shown how to use them to make teas, oxymels, oil infusions and balms. An opportunity to indulge in herbalism to discover and connect to the plants growing around us.

The workshop will include:

– how to dry & store herbs

– how to make herbal tea infusions

– how to make a herbal oxymel (using our own Hamilton Honey)

– herbal cake & tea break

– how to prepare an oil infusion

– how to make a soothing balm (using organic beeswax from our hives)

All materials will be provided but please wear clothing suitable for the outdoors as we will try to spend some time in the garden (and we can’t guarantee sun unfortunately!).

Please note – we will be using honey and beeswax from our sustainably managed bee hives located on site in our community garden.

If you would prefer not to use honey / bees wax, please get in touch ahead of the class and we can organise alternative products for you to use.

Everything you make in the session will be yours to take home, including:

– a herbal oxymel

– a herb infused oil

– a herbal balm

There will also be a selection of sample tinctures and oxymels for you to try!

The herbs you will be using during the session have been grown and dried on site in our community garden or foraged from local wild spots.

The herbs we will work with during the day will include:

– rosehip

– sage

– mint

– calendula

– lavender

– and more seasonal delights!

About the Teacher

The Herbs for Health workshops are led by Rosie Ashton a self taught community herbalist who has been working with plants for several years in community gardens across the UK.

Rosie has a background in permaculture and is an experienced food grower and plant-based chef. She has been creating community gardens and facilitating food growing and wellbeing sessions since 2016.

With a passion for plants, she spends her free time deepening her herbal knowledge foraging and in her allotment where she grows an ever growing collection of medicinal herbs .

Follow Rosie on @rosie_urbanherbal


Are the products used on the day vegan?

No, we will be using honey and beeswax from our on site sustainably managed bee hives. If you would prefer not to use these products, please get in touch and let us know in advance and we can ensure there will be a vegan alternative.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Any child under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and we operate a no under 10 policy.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

By Train:

We are a stone’s throw away from Hamilton Square train station which is just a short walk down Cleveland street and accessible from all inner city Liverpool Stations and all Wirral line stations.

By Bus:

There are numerous bus stops nearby and around the Hamilton Square area, all just short walks away from our space. These include numbers: 41, 216, 217, 409, 410, 411, 413, 414, 423, 811 and several others.

By Car:

Follow the signs for Hamilton Square. We don’t have any designated parking for visitors but there is a range of paid and free parking close by.

Paid parking:

– Cleveland Street

– Prince Street

– Elgin Way

– Duncan Street

– Hinson Street

More on wirral.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel

Free and unlimited parking:

– Russell Street (5 min walk)

– Brooke Street East (5 min walk)

How accessible is the venue?

The workshop is located on the ground floor which provides full accessibility to the premises including toilet provisions.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to get in touch with the Make CIC office at 0151 601 8665 or email hello@makecic.org

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

If you find that you cannot attend then you are welcome to pass your place on to a friend who may find it useful. Please let the organiser know if you need to do this.

Alternatively tickets can be transferred to a future event up to 7 days before the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, a register will be taken at the workshop, it isn’t necessary to print your ticket.

What is the refund/cancellation policy?

Refunds will be offered in the event of the class being cancelled – in this instance we will give as much notice as possible, usually at least 5 days, and offer alternative dates if appropriate.

This class does have a minimum requirement of ticket sales to proceed, so there is a possibility of it being cancelled, but we will contact you five days before if this is the case.

If for any reason you find you are unable to attend then please get in touch and a refund can be offered up to 7 days before the workshop.

This is because we pay our practitioners fair wages for their work- giving refunds on last minute cancellations would mean that practitioners would not be paid for the preparation they have put into their classes.

*Refunds will be given minus Eventbrite fees, unless Make CIC cancel the class, in which case a full refund will be given*

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

Please bring along a print out of your ticket if the registration does not match the attendee, or contact hello@makecic.org to have them change the ticket so it contains your name.

What can I bring into the event?

You don’t need to bring anything but yourself. All materials are provided.


7 October
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


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Make Hamilton Square
2 Cleveland Street, Birkenhead, CH41 6ND
Birkenhead, CH41 6ND GB
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