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 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

Seasonal Folk Herbalism

Nature Connection Club

From monthly online gatherings where we create herbal remedies, to celebratory recipes, herbal tea mediations and hand crafted infusions the Nature Connection Club 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.
Crafting a Herbal Apothecary in Summer

Crafting a Herbal Apothecary in Summer

For the summer herbal apothecary, there’s lots of work to be done, a plethora of harvests to complete and process, medicine to make and share-a season of activity and busyness! To counteract the fire and energy of summer I like to look to remedies that cool, calm and...

Moongazing to Calm the Nervous System

Moongazing to Calm the Nervous System

With the nights being so balmy and enjoyable what better time could it be to do some moon-gazing? Most human beings have never been so detached from nature and its rhythms and in particular with the night sky. When night falls we draw the curtains and log into our...

How to Make a Herbal Dream Pillow

How to Make a Herbal Dream Pillow

A dream pillow can be a magical way of encouraging better sleep and less nightmares. It’s a lovely thing to slowly make by hand during the abundant and light season of summer, ready for use in autumn and winter or to give as a gift. You can use many different herbs in...