Below is a brief round up of some things happening in herbal education in South West England:

Wed 26 April 2017 Exeter, Devon. Short course ‘Introduction to Self Care with Food and Herbs’ course in Exeter next spring. The five session Living Medicine course runs on Wednesday evenings with medical herbalists Helen Barnett and Roberta Hutchins. Contact details at

Sat 20 May 2017 Axminster, Devon. Series of seasonal weekend events with medical herbalist Anne McIntyre, foraging useful plants and learning about their uses and preparations. Four weekends between May and October. Contact details at

Thur 25 May 2017 Torrington, Devon. Day course introducing the medicinal forest garden based at Holt Wood with medical herbalist, Anne Stobart. A second day covers harvesting and making preparations. Details at

Bridgewater and Porlock, Somerset. A six-year professional qualification for clinical herbal practitioners. Regular seminars and residential weekends. More details at

Wellington, Somerset and other locations. A four-year apprenticeship programme for clinical herbal practitioners, linked with community clinics around UK, with medical herbalists Laura Carpenter and Helen Kearney. More details at

Torquay, Devon. Walks and workshops with medical herbalist Dawn Ireland. See website at