Many have asked me about what has happened to residential group events going on at Ceratonia...
I wanted to give a brief update: Over the last couple of years there has been a tangled mess linked to authorities and other complications in the mix! Which has led to needed building works up in the air.
Finally a light has been shining bright and many of the complications have been sorted out. Now we are waiting to see when the building works can start.
When we arrived in the Algarve we hit the road running and have not stopped since. In 2017 we had 3weekends off! So although there has been some intense unknowns, the delays have given us some space to really gain insight into what we want regarding residential events and other aspects of Ceratonia.
In the meantime the gardens continue to grow, be cared for, studied, harvested and give Joy to us and many others.
With Hope and a Calm head we go forth into the next phase of Ceratonia 💚
We have also got some great workshops lined up for this year and an exciting collaboration with herbs and meditation walking on the Santiago way 💚
The Camino Português- A Journey with Mindfulness and Herbal Connection.
Daisy Mae herbalist at Ceratonia is working in collaboration with Hazel Farrer and Carine Fraser. We invite you to join us on a fabulous walk in May 2020.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a great start to the new decade ❣️From what I understand 2020 will be charged with astrological forces that can support us in manifesting amazing Joy.
Calendula is a herb that can really support you to get on your true path. A herb full of Peace, Strength and Hope.
As we approach Winter Solstice I want to say thank you to Corey for all his help and support this year. He is not on social media but I still wanted to acknowledge the incredible amount of planting that Corey has done, along with a massive amount else❣️ And he has completed another stone wall. Huge gratitude for his continued strength and patience building brilliant walls and working the land at Ceratonia ❣️
Holy Basil or Tulsi - Ocimum tenuiflorum also known as O. sanctum. An Ayurvedic perennial herb known as the elixir of life. It is a nourishing adaptogen that grows well in Europe. Helps the body and mind cope with any type of stress including emotional, metabolic and from external pollutants. As with so many herbs, Tulsi is vast in the medicine it gives: antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, good for the skin, for the respiratory system, for brain, thyroid and liver function, Promotes healing, resilience, and a deep sense of calmness and wellbeing
Makes a lovely morning tea ❣️
Last weekend at Ceratonia, we were making herbal honey with Roses and Calendula - both giving strength to the immune system ❤️ Making apple cider vinegar tinctures with Sage, thyme, rosemary and oregano freshly harvested from the garden. After some weeks these will be strained and the medicine will be for many things including a great gargle to nip infections in the bud. We also worked with hydrosols and essential oils and made space clearing sprays to help create the right environment for a healthy immune system 🌹
Daisy Mae and Corey Smith at Ceratonia