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Winter Herbs for Health

February 4, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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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, tinctures, 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 tincture

– home made cake and herbal tea tastings

– how to prepare an oil infusion

– how to make a soothing balm

A homemade cake & herbal tea break is included in the workshop, prepared using herbs grown in our community garden. The cake will be gluten free & vegan.

Please get in touch if you have any other dietary requirements.

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!).

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

– a herbal tincture

– a herb infused oil

– a herbal balm

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

– fennel

– lavender and more!

** Please note – the tinctures are made using alcohol & the balms are made using beeswax from our on site sustainably managed bee hives **

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 .


Are the lip balms vegan?

No, however the beeswax is sourced from our onsite bee hives which are sustainably managed.

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.

Cake and tea will be provided – which will be vegan and gluten free but please let us know if you have any other dietary requirements ahead of the session.


February 4, 2023
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Make Hamilton
2 Cleveland Street
Birkenhead, CH41 6ND United Kingdom
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0151 601 8665

Meet the Teacher – Rosie Ashton

Rosie is a self taught herbalist who has been working with plants for several years in community gardens across the UK. She has a background in permaculture and is an experienced food grower and plant-based chef. She's been creating community gardens and facilitating food growing and wellbeing sessions since 2016. She spends her free time deepening her herbal knowledge at her allotment.
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