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Sat, 18 May


Fox Covert

Herb Salve Workshop

Back for 2024, one of our more popular events is returning this Spring.

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Herb Salve Workshop
Herb Salve Workshop

Time & Location

18 May 2024, 10:00 – 12:00

Fox Covert, Sandy Gate Ln, Pontefract, UK


About the event

The art of creating balms & salves from dried herbs found throughout the countryside is a time honoured traditional craft that we're thrilled this activity is making it's 2024 comeback.

Throughout this workshop you will have the opportunity to create both wildflower & yarrow salves, yours to take home, each with their own benefits & properties.

Not only will you learn how to make these natural remedies, but you will also gain knowledge about the different herbs & flowers that can be used in their creation.  The wildflower salve is perfect for soothing & healing dry, cracked skin.  By the end of the workshop, you'll have a deeper appreciation for the healing powers of nature & the satisfaction of creating your own herbal remedies.  Join us this again this Spring & rediscover the art of creating balms & salves from nature's own bounty.

***The material appearing on this site & throughout the workshop is provided for informational purposes only. As with all health & wellness information, always consult your professional healthcare providers before beginning any new treatment or program. The information on this website is not intended to serve as medical advice & should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of a health problem or disease. This website workshop is not a substitute for professional medical care***

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Yarrow is a flowering perennial that grows abundantly across Europe, North America & Asia.  It has a rich history as one of the oldest plants used medicinally, with reports of its use dating back almost 3,000 years.

Historically the plant has been used topically to treat burns, small cuts & grazes, stem bleeding & is thought to act as an anti-inflammatory & antioxidant.

In addition to its medicinal properties, yarrow is also a popular ornamental plant, with its delicate flowers and fern-like leaves adding beauty to any garden. It is also a favorite among pollinators such as bees and butterflies, making it an important plant for maintaining biodiversity.

Yarrow is a hardy plant that can grow in a wide range of conditions, from full sun to partial shade, and is tolerant of drought and poor soil.  Whether you are looking for a beautiful addition to your garden or a natural remedy for common ailments, yarrow is a plant worth considering.

Exciting opportunities await at the upcoming workshop.  Join our professionals for an enriching activities & get ready to develop your very own foraged herb salve, make two or three (why stop there?) with the ample time provided, acquire the skills of traditional fire making, mingle with like-minded individuals and cultivate & strengthen your bond with nature.

As always, we will keep the fire burning and offer complimentary warm drinks throughout the event.

Recommended kit & equipment:

- Camping chair

- Fixed blade knife

- Method of combustion (e.g. ferro rod)

- Travel mug

At Fara Kanna Bushcraft, we want to make sure that everyone is able to fully participate in the activities we have planned.  That's why we provide all of the necessary equipment for our guests.  Whether you're a seasoned outdoorsman or a beginner, we have everything you need to make the most of your experience with us.  Our goal is to make sure that everyone feels comfortable, safe & fully equipped to #GoExplore & enjoy the thrill of adventure.

*Particpants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult


  • Herb Salve Workshop

    This ticket provides access to the woodlands, all planned activities & complementary warm drinks & snacks.

    +£0.38 service fee
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