Nature Connection with Becky Cole

The Garden Apothecary

The Garden Apothecary is my first book, published this spring with Hardie Grant. When I initially brewed up the idea for this book I had a vision of enabling people to create their own abundant home apothecaries, filling kitchen shelves with jars of powerful herbs using plants grown in their gardens, wild spaces or window boxes. From aromatic teas to potent tinctures I’ve covered a wide array of herbalist techniques alongside my favourite cornerstone recipes that will create the backbone of your herbal apothecary and can be adapted with the ebb and flow of the seasons.

Garden Apothecary Becky Cole

Upcoming & Current Workshops

I teach in person workshops at Broughgammon Farm, a regenerative and sustainable farm located on the beautiful and wild north coast of Ireland. I also teach some online classes throughout the year.

Veg Plot Tour-No Dig Methods

Foraging Walk-Hedgerow Remedies

how to make perfect elderberry syrup, elderberry elixir oxymel tea

Elderberry Masterclass

Join  the Rooted Community

From monthly online gatherings where we create herbal remedies, to celebratory recipes, herbal tea mediations and hand crafted infusions the Rooted Community helps to gather us together, crafting rituals and slow living principles that can be woven into our lives, enriching the everyday.

The Journal

A collection of musings on slow living from my small sustainable farm in Northern Ireland.
Online Elderberry Workshop

Online Elderberry Workshop

My elderberry workshop is here! I’ve recorded an hour long masterclass showing you exactly how to make an array of powerful elder based herbal recipes for the home apothecary. Included in this is the perfect honey sweetened elderberry syrup. Using either fresh,...

Autumn Hedgerow Cake Recipe

Autumn Hedgerow Cake Recipe

With the start of autumn finally here I am more than happy to pull out my mixing bowl and start baking in earnest!  My favourite recipe for September is apple cake. This is something I bake every year, to make the most of the glorious apple harvest and make...

Ode to September-Customs and Traditions of September

Ode to September-Customs and Traditions of September

September is a beautiful month-the bridge between summer and autumn.  There’s a sense of release as the children go back to school and a hush falls during the day. The high energy of summer is waning and nature begins to set seed and retreat back to its...