Daisy Harvest for Herbalists Without Borders

We will be meeting up between 6 & 9pm on Wednesday 8 June 2022 for a daisy harvest!

Register here to let us know you’re coming

We need help harvesting daisies to make daisy oil for bruise ointment to be taken over to the refugee camps in Northern France.

Meet at The Art House at 6pm and we’ll set off to pick daisies nearby.

No equipment or expertise needed, anyone can help as long as you can reach the ground to pick – if you can’t, come anyway to encourage pickers.

We’ll have some time for a chat and a cup of herbal tea back at The Art House once we’re done picking.

Currently Herbalists without Borders use daisies in a bruise ointment which is distributed by trained herbalists in the refugee camps near Calais and to other vulnerable communities.

Daisies are a great plant for communal gathering – they love to be harvested and bring folk together for communal activity and DIY home remedy making. They’re inherently anti capitalist as mass production business models for using daisies don’t work – daisy picking is too fiddly and just doesn’t work to upscale, so this is a truly grassroots activity!

You do not have to bring anything but yourself to this event.

Here are some pics from our harvest last year:

About janifranck

Artist, activist, founding director of The Art House in Southampton.
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