The Journal

A collection of posts on gardening, herbalism, slow parenting and nature connection.

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...

Things to Spot in Nature in September

Things to Spot in Nature in September

September is a glorious time of year to enjoy wild spaces or local parks. There's so much to spot out in nature, whether you are walking alongside a fresh water river or deep in the forest. Here are a few things to look out for this month: -Bird migrations-certain...

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...

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.