Talks, workshops and herb walks available for you, your group or event. 



Greenham Reach Open Day 2018

Saturday 30th September (2pm – 5pm)

Come and visit and look round Elder Farm and the other two smallholdings Wild Geese Acres and Steepholding, which make up the Greenham Reach site as part of the Ecological Land Co-operative.

All welcome.



Summer School 2018

Monday 25th June 2018 – Friday 29th June 2018

What better way to learn about herbal medicine than immersing yourself in it for a whole week? Not only will you learn lots of herbal skills, you will also leave with your own herbal first aid kit.



One-day Herbal Medicine Courses

Spring tonics             Sat 18th March 2017
Summer skin care   Sat 17th June 2017
Hedgerow harvest  Sun 24th September 2017
Winter remedies      Sat 2nd December 2017
Join Helen Kearney and Clare Shippey at Elder Farm and learn how to make herbal medicines from commonly found plants. Includes a delicious homemade herbal lunch and refreshments.
Cost £80, 10% discount if you book more than one workshop.

Marking Time, A Seasonal Rekindling of Botanical Lore.

With Jane Embleton and Helen Kearney

 Join us to celebrate and learn about traditional folk wisdom. Each time we will make a seasonal herbal medicine, learn about the trees and plants of the time and tune in and use the unique energy of the time of year.
11 – 2pm cost £30 which includes lunch and refreshments.
Feb 5th 2017 Elder Farm, Greenham.
March 19th 2017 Old House, Ashbrittle.
April 30th 2017 Elder Farm, Greenham.
June 18th
July 30th
Sept 17th
Oct 29th
Dec 17th
Contact Helen Kearney 01823 674386 or



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Cullompton Food & Drink Festival

October 10th 2015

Autumn Fruits is the theme of the first Cullompton Food and Drink Festival on Saturday 10th October. The Festival celebrates Cullompton’s traditional and current heritage as a centre for growing apples, pears, fruits and vegetables, and producing cider, fruit juices, foodstuffs and crafts.

Helen is scheduled to do a live cookery demonstration at 12 noon until 1 at Cullompton Community Centre. More information…


Hedgerow Medicine

September 19th 2015 Spend a whole day learning to make medicinal syrups, balms, tinctures and other herbal treats, with Medical Herbalist Helen Kearney Includes a delicious 3 course lunch made with locally grown ingredients, a herb walk at Greenham Reach and a range of products you have made to take home.

Hedgerow Medicine

Annual Open Day

September 20th 2015 Interested members of the local community and general public are welcome to visit, have a tour of the site, and join in with permaculture games, tree planting, herbal medicine making demonstrations, a plant quiz, and enjoy home grown refreshments.

Open Day