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​Sarah Hillyer South Downs Herbalist


Dear All.


Where has the Summer gone? It has been a wonderful growing season for many of my herbs. The Marigold flowers and Yarrow have been particularly abundant. I harvested Eyebright and Goats Rue last month. Eyebright works as an anti inflammatory herb for your eyes. It also helps break down mucous. I always put it in my hay fever mix. The Goats Rue helps to regulate blood sugar levels and was the herb from which  the modern diabetic medicine, Metformin, was first made. 

Also, I am very excited about some courses I will be running next year. 

As well as the three workshops at the Sustainability Centre next Spring and Summer (details on my workshop page), I am running a day workshop on Resilience using herbs and mindfulness techniques with my dear friend Suzanne Burnett. The dates are already on the centre's website, and on my workshop page so do book early as places are limited.

Also, Gilbert White’s house, museum and gardens have asked me to run a workshop for them. It is on May 7th for half a day with lunch included. The focus will be on making herbal medicInes from a kitchen garden. For more details click on the link above or visit my workshop page.

Time to go foraging for elderberries and blackberries! See my recipes page for ideas on how to use.

Have a productive Autumn.


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