Hospitalfield are working with artist and herbalist Ju Scott to develop a project that connects the practice of herbalism with societal structures of care through a model of solidarity.
Following a series of workshops over the last two years, a group formed through Angus Carers Network have been recovering this knowledge and learning how to make several herbal preparations, skincare and first aid. The project is now in a development phase with artist and herbalist Ju Scott undertaking a microresidency at Hospitalfield to develop this social artwork with regular making workshops running from July to December 2022.
This new phase will more specifically connect Hospitalfield’s walled garden and grounds by making use of the plants local to and in abundance at Hospitalfield, pulling in Hospitalfield’s history as a medieval monastic herbal garden. Over the next six sessions, carers from around Angus will learn about these plants and their medicinal qualities and dry, process and prepare them into products. During the monthly sessions the participants will each take two products home (one for themselves and another for anyone they care for). Any additional herbal remedies will be distributed by Hospitalfield and charity partners. The items sold by Hospitalfield will be priced on a pay it forward model, meaning that for each item sold, one will also be given free to someone in the carers network or through other solidarity structures.
**These workshops are designed for adult carers or young carers in Angus. You may be a parent, a son or daughter, a sister or brother or friend to someone who needs your support as a result of their illness, condition or disability. There is no age limit. Please book online or you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place or call 01241 656 124.
11am – 1pm, 26 July
11am – 1pm, 2 August
11am – 1pm, 6 September
11am – 1pm, 4 October
11am – 1pm, 1 November
11am – 1pm, 6 December
Participants are encouraged to attend all workshops in the series.**