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



Greenham Reach Open Day 2018

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.

Saturday 15th September, 2-5pm. All welcome.




Home Herbalist course 2019

Starts Saturday 22nd September 2019

Two places left !!



Summer School 2019

Monday 24th June 2019 – Friday 28th June 2019

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.


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 – 2.30 pm cost £40 which includes lunch, refreshments and all materials.
Sunday February 4th 2018, at Old House, Ashbrittle.
Sunday April 22nd 2018, at Elder Farm, Greenham.
Sunday August 5th 2018, at Elder Farm, Greenham.
Sunday October 28th, at Old House, Ashbrittle.
Helen Kearney 01823 674386 or
Jane Embleton 01823 672689 or


Medical Herbalist Training

The Betonica Medical Herbalist Training is a new way to train as a medical herbalist in the UK. To find out more details, please visit the following site:











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