Welcome to Homegrown Botanica
A place where I share my passion for Foraging & Slow Herbalism with you.
I hope to inspire you towards a slower way of life, full of foraging, folk herbalism, gardening & more.
Check out my range of handcrafted Botanical Skincare, read my Foraging Articles or join a hands on Foraging Workshop with me.
There's an abundance of nutritious wild plants growing all around us, many of which are not only edible but have an amazing array of healing properties. I love to geek out about plants - Join me on a Foraging Workshop to learn about the amazing world of Edible Weeds.
Homegrown & Sustainably Foraged Botanicals are my passion! I have a whole caravan full of herbs strung up to dry, stored in glass jars & organic oils infusing with plants which I handblend into my range of healing skincare. There's also syrups, homegrown herbal tea blends, tinctures & wild ferments on the brew.
I practice Slow Herbalism, taking time & care with every step of my process, creating nourishing, healing balms & herbal remedies.
Botanical Printing aka Natural Dyeing, Eco Printing etc
Using the natural colors & print patterns found in plants to dye & print fabric, fibres & clothing.
Workshops coming soon!
Had a great time thank you. Your generosity in sharing your time, knowledge and recipes is truly amazing. The energy of the whole group felt very calm but keen. It felt as if there was room for everyone to get what they needed from the workshop. I learnt lots that was new and sorted out some knowledge that was old. Loved the stories.
You do a really good job, enough practical hands on, with some theory . Covers most learning styles. Thanks so much for letting us muddy your lawn/foraging area,giving us delicious hot tea on a cool day and feeding us the wonderful plate licking salad.
I for one will give you a rave review.
Highly recommend any budding weed eaters attend Felicity's foraging work shops, held in her fabulous garden, see, touch taste and gain knowledge on the nutritional value of each weed, whilst learning what to avoid. Felicity is a wealth of knowledge, extremely approachable and skilled at bringing a group of strangers together in learning.
Felicity hosted a super workshop in her garden last Saturday. Thank you Felicity for sharing your knowledge and inspiring us all to continue foraging and being atone with nature. It was great to meet other like - minded people. Loved the chickweed pesto, dandelion vinegar and wild weed salad! Felicity has a lovely way of imparting her knowledge and her passion shines through. Makes you justwant to get out there and forage forever!
I've been looking for a way to get more fresh greens into my diet and I love the idea of foraging for them. Felicity's Wild Edible Greens workshop was the perfect way to learn how to do this. She taught us how to ID easy to find,nutritious and safe to eat weeds and how to use them in tasty ways. It was also great to learn which lookalikes to avoid too!
Felicity, thanks so much for sharing your great knowledge & passion on the wild edibles workshop last weekend. Loved it all - your wonder full weed garden, the gorgeous fresh garden salad & the pesto yummmm! Thanks for offering Homegrown Botanica to Kapiti and for being such a radiant guide towards greater health & harmony.
I attended the wild edibles workshop a few weeks ago. It was a completely eyeopening experience. Thank you Felicity for sharing your wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm. I was taken back by the nutritional and medicinal qualities of these so called weeds. The course was wonderfully finished off by eating the delicious produce, made from the wild greens we had just learnt about. I have now devoured all the Dandy Lyons and Chick weed on my section and looking at my neighbours in getting rid of theirs. Also,my eyes are drawn to the abundant crops of Nasturtium and Plantain....everywhere! A great workshop and one I would highly recommend.