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.
Our aim is to send you away with an enhanced love for this much underrated plant and the knowledge of how to make the most of it. You’ll also take away the cord you’ve made to use at home together with some nettle dye work sheets and some of our favourite recipes.
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.
Individual refreshments will be provided, but we ask that all participants bring their own lunch as we are not able to provide a shared lunch under current COVID guidelines.
When purchasing your ticket, please ensure you complete the form to make us aware of any health conditions or allergies as well as any additional support that you may need during your day with us.