Celebrating Nettles – The stinging nettle is a much maligned underrated plant and its painful reputation makes it one that many people look to avoid, or worse destroy. Here at The Husbandry School we see the nettle rather differently, a wonder plant, super food and a fantastic natural resource.
You will start the day gathering nettles needed for the day’s activities and then processing the plants for the various uses that we’ll be covering. These will include the making of string, cooking with nettles, nettle tea both a version for us to drink and one to feed your garden plants and how to use nettle as a natural dye. We’ll also consider benefits of nettles to the natural environment and wildlife, and how we can use the plant sustainably.
You’ll be getting up close and personal with the nettle, stepping out around the farm and working outdoors so please wear suitable clothing and footwear. You may also want to bring a pair of gardening gloves.
Under normal circumstances, lunch and refreshments would be provided from produce grown at the Husbandry School. However due to the current government guidelines, we are asking course participants to provide their own lunch, snacks and refreshments.