Discover the most useful indigenous herbs for first-aid  treatment of common, minor, acute illnesses.

Where: HAPPY SPACE, 83 Kloof Nek Road, Gardens, Cape Town
When: Saturday, 20 November – 9am-1pm

Create and take home first-aid herbal remedies, loads of good ideas for creating remedies at home, two organically-grown Cape herbs for your indigenous garden, and a manual with the basic theory, remedy recipes, and herb profiles for reference.

This is an  introductory workshop for the general public. No previous experience of herbs or herbal medicine is required.

Facilitated by a Craig Wright, phytotherapy practitioner, and Jimmy Symmonds, veterinary herbalist.

Cost includes materials, remedies, two plants, learning materials, tea and coffee, and vegan snacks for the breaks.

Limited to 24 places

Select how many tickets you want to purchase. Provide names and emails for each person attending. We will email each person their own ticket and general information closer to the date.

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  • Explore the nature of illness, and the indigenous Cape herbs that can help as first-aid remedies for acute, minor conditions.
  • Meet the most important first-aid herbs, and use your senses to discover their qualities and usefulness.
  • Discuss a variety of common, minor ailments and how herbs can be used safely and effectively as first-aid remedies.
  • Learn how to grow herbs, and how to harvest, store and prepare them so as to preserve their beneficial qualities.
  • Create your own herbal first-aid remedies including teas, balm, compress, wash and gargle.
  • Take home your first-aid remedies, three herbs for your indigenous herb garden, and a manual with basic theory, recipes and herb profiles.



  • Greater awareness of the nature and qualities of Cape herbs, and their role in nurturing wellbeing.
  • A deeper valuing of traditional perspectives on Cape herbs and their usefulness.
  • A better understanding of the primary chemical constituents of Cape herbs and their actions on the body and mind.
  • A critical appreciation of the potential harms and benefits associated with the use of herbs, their cultivation, and commodification.
  • Clarity on the current status of herbalists and herbal medicine, and the implications for personal use, trade and industry.
  • The knowledge and skills required to cultivate and harvest Cape herbs ethically and sustainably.
  • The knowledge, skills and recipes to create simple herbal first-aid remedies, beverages and foodstuffs for yourself, your family, and pets.
  • A growing interest in creating with Cape herbs to nurture wellbeing.
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