Introduction to Foraging and Herbal Medicine

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Perfect for beginners, join local forager, Gemma Gee, for an introduction to foraging with a specific focus on herbal medicine

Essential Information

Course tutor: Gemma Gee

Course length: 1 session, Sunday 14 July, 10.00am-1.00 pm

Course structure: Field course

Meeting Point: Nelson Village, S Nelson Rd, Cramlington NE23 1WF, UK What3Words:

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Course cost: £15 NHSN Members / £20 Non-Members

About this course

Join us for an introduction to sustainable foraging and begin your own foraging journey! This is a more in-depth course-style event designed for complete beginners or those looking to boost their confidence with wild food foraging.

It is a common belief that you need to live deep in the countryside to enjoy foraging, but once you start to look closer at the small pockets of green spaces hiding in plain sight around towns and cities, you’ll wonder why you never saw it all before!

What to Expect

Come along to a Foraging and Herbal Medicine workshop and begin your own wild medicine journey! Explore the incredible abundance of wild herbs, as we walk the land behind Nelson Village, an extensive area of woodland, meadow and hedgerows in Cramlington. This is an in-depth course designed for complete beginners who are looking for an introduction to wild medicinal herbs.

What to Expect

🌱We'll look at foraging basics, how to research and identify wild edibles, how to find them and best practices for gathering. 🌱How to forage safely and within the law.

🌱You will learn how to correctly identify around 10-12 wild medicinal herbs.

🌱We'll look at the medicinal benefits of the wild herbs we come across and why its important to know your own body.

🌱You'll learn about a few of the ways which herbs can be prepared and applied, as well as how to store herbs for long term storage.

🌱 How to use some of these herbs to treat common ailments like coughs, colds, aches and pains.

What to Bring

Please dress for the unpredictable British weather, and wear whatever footwear you feel comfortable in. Feel free to bring a notepad and pen if you want to take notes along the way.


The course is suitable for absolute beginners.

About the tutor

Hello, I’m Gemma, a foraging instructor based in Cramlington, Northumberland. The Cramlington Forager was born after I fell down the rabbit hole that is foraging for wild edibles. I began offering local foraging courses to challenge the idea that you need to live deep in the countryside to enjoy foraging. Once you start to look closer at the small pockets of green spaces hiding in plain sight, you’ll wonder why you never saw it all before!

I offer information about local green spaces and try to show them in a new light. I share information on foraging for wild foods, as well as help identify other wild plants, flowers and trees, home-crafted recipes made using seasonal ingredients, herbal remedies, and folklore.

Please read the terms and conditions for NHSN education courses before booking.