Herbal remedies for the Home course 12th September

Elderberries (Sambucus nigra) – superb anti-viral to prevent and treat colds and flus

My popular Herbal Remedies for the Home course starts next week, but with a twist!… It’s in the morning to enable homeschoolers, shiftworkers and others who can’t attend an evening course to get to know their herbs! We’ll learn about 40 herbs, meet a lot of them on herb walks in my garden and learn how to make a range of herbal remedies to treat common problems. You’ll come home with a reference book, herbal teas and medicines that we’ve made every week and have a lot of fun in the process!

Cost €100 including all notes and samples

Please get in touch by phone or email if you are interested in attending this course. I limit the numbers to improve each persons experience, so book ahead!

Herbal Remedies for the Home starts 2nd May

Spring is the best time to get to know plants as they are springing up all over my herb garden right now! Each session will include a plant walk to meet the plants in person, gaining some information on each herb (how and when to use it) and making simple herbal remedies directly from the plants. You’ll receive a detailed book and samples of dried herbs and other remedies to take home. Its always s a hands-on fun course with plenty of time for questions and discussion. If you would like to find out more or book a place, get in touch on 0857276738 or blackrockherbalclinic.com.

Herb Course starts soon


Monday morning class will also run 1030am-1230pm from 19th September, including plant walks in Jo’s herb garden.

This is a very hands-on course, we will be making recipes and herbal remedies with herbs that you will find in your kitchen cupboards and gardens. Plenty to taste and samples to take away with you every week!

Harvest time foraging walks

Elderberries (Sambucus nigra)
Elderberries (Sambucus nigra)

I know that the sun is still shining, but autumn is upon us and the berries are ripening, it’s harvest time! So you may wish to join me for some autumn foraging walks to discover and taste this bounty, plus learn some new recipes!

Foraging walk dates:
Tomorrow Sunday 28th August – as part of National Heritage Week and Cork Nature Network’s Beaumont Quarry picnic, I will run a short foraging walk in Beaumont Quarry at 1.30pm FREE
Saturday 3rd September – meet in Atlantic Pond car park at 2pm for a walk along Blackrock railway line. Paved and wheelchair/buggy accessible.€10 including notes and recipes, kids forage free.

Saturday 2nd October – Ballincollig Regional Park, meet in car park beside Cafe Chico stall at 2pm. €10 including notes and recipes, kids forage free.

Whether its elderberry syrup for preventing coughs and colds or blackberry jam on your toast, come and learn how to harvest nature’s bounty and make delicious meals!



As part of National Herb Week (see www.nationalherbweek.ie for more details), I am hosting an Open Day at Blackrock Herbal Clinic on Tuesday 26th May 10am – 4pm. There will be an opportunity to meet the resident herbalist, Jo Goodyear, explore the herb garden and watch some herbal medicines being made.

At 7.30pm the same day, Jo will give a FREE talk introducing herbal medicine and demonstrating ways to prepare the herbs you grow or forage into medicines.

Everyone is welcome, no booking necessary. For directions see “About the Clinic” page or call Jo 085-7276738

Looking forward to meeting you!