Cath Couzens

@cathcouzens

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PR & Business Development Consultant πŸ–‹οΈ Travel, lifestyle, wellbeingπŸ—½ Trainee Medical Herbalist 🌱 Cheshire 🏑 Also find me @cathcouzens_pr
This is one of the many reasons why I love autumn πŸ‚

Last night I rejoined @middleyearsmonday for an evening cuppa and we had a lovely conversation about the seasons and what draws me to autumn.

It's the cooling air, bonfires, cosy jumpers, Halloween, the colours, crunchy leaves, soups amd casseroles, stillness and the quiet, a real fire, new stationery for the new autumn term and of course the squash and  the pumpkins πŸŽƒ

I'd love to find out.... What's your favourite season?

 #squash  #pumpkins #gatherandgrow  #allotmentlife  #allotmentgirl  #growyourown  #autumn  #seasons  #gyo  #traineeherbalist  #becomingaherbalist  #medicalherbalist  #newterm  #freelancelife  #growingveggies  #gardenersworld  #gardening  #plotlife  #autumncolours  #seasonalfood  #growyourownfood  #growingfood  #allotmemtgrown  #allotmentlove  #Cheshire  #Cheshireherbalist  #gardeningtherapy  #gardeningformentalhealth  #gardeningforthesoul

This is one of the many reasons why I love autumn πŸ‚ Last night I rejoined @middleyearsmonday for an evening cuppa and we had a lovely conversation about the seasons and what draws me to autumn. It's the cooling air, bonfires, cosy jumpers, Halloween, the colours, crunchy leaves, soups amd casseroles, stillness and the quiet, a real fire, new stationery for the new autumn term and of course the squash and the pumpkins πŸŽƒ I'd love to find out.... What's your favourite season? #squash #pumpkins #gatherandgrow #allotmentlife #allotmentgirl #growyourown #autumn #seasons #gyo #traineeherbalist #becomingaherbalist #medicalherbalist #newterm #freelancelife #growingveggies #gardenersworld #gardening #plotlife #autumncolours #seasonalfood #growyourownfood #growingfood #allotmemtgrown #allotmentlove #cheshire #Cheshireherbalist #gardeningtherapy #gardeningformentalhealth #gardeningforthesoul

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2 months ago
Harvesting flax 🌿

A busy week which started in a field in Lancashire harvesting flax... 

The  #HomegrownHomespun project is aiming to create a regenerative system for textiles in the North West. Growing fibre and natural dyes at locations including the beautiful @monkleyghyllfarm and at another site in Blackburn, the plan is to grow the raw materials to make a pair of jeans for the @britishtextilebiennial 

My arms were aching on Tuesday as we were harvesting the flax and then weeding the field to lay the flax down. But it was great to be part of a team working towards a common goal and I thought about the people who would have worked in this way in years gone by. I always love my time working on my allotment and that connection to the land is really special. 

I was also fascinated to see the woad, I'm learning about this plant from a herbal medicine perspective, but in this context it's being used as a dye.

Get in touch with Uzma @superslowway for volunteer opportunities 🌿

 #fibresheduk  #fieldtofashion  #soiltosoil  #flaxlinen  #monkleyghyllfarm  #homegrownhomespun  #Lancashire
 #northwestenglandfibreshed  #britishtextilebiennial  #superslowway  #farmtofashion  #woad  #flaxharvest  #traineeherbalist  #becomingaherbalist  #September2021

Harvesting flax 🌿 A busy week which started in a field in Lancashire harvesting flax... The #HomegrownHomespun project is aiming to create a regenerative system for textiles in the North West. Growing fibre and natural dyes at locations including the beautiful @monkleyghyllfarm and at another site in Blackburn, the plan is to grow the raw materials to make a pair of jeans for the @britishtextilebiennial My arms were aching on Tuesday as we were harvesting the flax and then weeding the field to lay the flax down. But it was great to be part of a team working towards a common goal and I thought about the people who would have worked in this way in years gone by. I always love my time working on my allotment and that connection to the land is really special. I was also fascinated to see the woad, I'm learning about this plant from a herbal medicine perspective, but in this context it's being used as a dye. Get in touch with Uzma @superslowway for volunteer opportunities 🌿 #fibresheduk #fieldtofashion #soiltosoil #flaxlinen #monkleyghyllfarm #HomegrownHomespun #lancashire #northwestenglandfibreshed #britishtextilebiennial #superslowway #farmtofashion #woad #flaxharvest #traineeherbalist #becomingaherbalist #September2021

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2 months ago
That autumn feeling 🍎

There's a slight coolness in the air, the leaves are starting to drop and the allotment harvest iswell underway.

Good job I like apples!

 #growingfood  #growandgather  #growyourownfood  #allotmenttime  #allotmentlife  #apples  #autumniscoming  #harvest  #allotmentlove  #traineeherbalist  #Cheshire

That autumn feeling 🍎 There's a slight coolness in the air, the leaves are starting to drop and the allotment harvest iswell underway. Good job I like apples! #growingfood #growandgather #growyourownfood #allotmenttime #allotmentlife #apples #autumniscoming #harvest #allotmentlove #traineeherbalist #cheshire

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3 months ago
World Honey Bee Day 🍯

The family hives in Cheshire. Very proud of what my brother has achieved with his knowledge of beekeeping. I'm sure Nana Ivy would be very happy. 

 #WorldHoneyBeeDay  #family  #honeybees  #cheshire  #bees  #naturelovers  #HillbrookApiaries

World Honey Bee Day 🍯 The family hives in Cheshire. Very proud of what my brother has achieved with his knowledge of beekeeping. I'm sure Nana Ivy would be very happy. #worldhoneybeeday #family #honeybees #cheshire #bees #naturelovers #hillbrookapiaries

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3 months ago
What's happening on the allotment this month

What's happening on the allotment this month

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3 months ago
Sunny start to the day β˜€οΈ

This beauty is Evening Primrose. Swipe for the before pic!

This was a precious gift from my herb friend Jen at @ashrescuecentredevon who sent me a box of baby herbs a few months ago.

What a treat to see it grow and in bloom! 🌿

 #growandgather  #becomingaherbalist  #traineeherbalist  #allotmentlife  #allotmenttime  #cheshire  #flowersofinstagram  #saturdayvibes  #sunnysaturday  #girlswhogarden  #greenfingers  #womengardeners  #womenwhogarden  #eveningprimrose  #herbalmedicine

Sunny start to the day β˜€οΈ This beauty is Evening Primrose. Swipe for the before pic! This was a precious gift from my herb friend Jen at @ashrescuecentredevon who sent me a box of baby herbs a few months ago. What a treat to see it grow and in bloom! 🌿 #growandgather #becomingaherbalist #traineeherbalist #allotmentlife #allotmenttime #cheshire #flowersofinstagram #saturdayvibes #sunnysaturday #girlswhogarden #greenfingers #womengardeners #womenwhogarden #eveningprimrose #herbalmedicine

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4 months ago
No filter! 🌿

The plot is bursting with vibrant colour and all the veggies are looking lush.

I've been picking broad beans and peas this week. Next stop is the blackcurrants and redcurrants.

There are so many herbs to harvest too, I'm up to my eyes in end of year exam revision this weekend, but hoping to find some time to sneak in another visit.

Basket from @deja_vu_macclesfield 

Happy Friday 🌼

 #allotmentlife  #growandgather  #greenfingers  #allotmenttime  #gardeninglife  #gardenlife  #gardeningtherapy  #becomingaherbalist  #traineeherbalist  #growingfood  #growyourownfood  #growyourown  #girlswhogrowfood  #womengardeners  #supportingsmallbusinesses

No filter! 🌿 The plot is bursting with vibrant colour and all the veggies are looking lush. I've been picking broad beans and peas this week. Next stop is the blackcurrants and redcurrants. There are so many herbs to harvest too, I'm up to my eyes in end of year exam revision this weekend, but hoping to find some time to sneak in another visit. Basket from @deja_vu_macclesfield Happy Friday 🌼 #allotmentlife #growandgather #greenfingers #allotmenttime #gardeninglife #gardenlife #gardeningtherapy #becomingaherbalist #traineeherbalist #growingfood #growyourownfood #growyourown #girlswhogrowfood #womengardeners #supportingsmallbusinesses

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4 months ago
Back to the allotment today 🌿

I've finished my final counselling assignment for this term, just three exams to go and then it's the summer break.

This is Althea officinalis aka Marshmallow. The leaves are so soft and it's used as a demulcent.  I need to take a harvest of the leaves as I can't bring myself to dig up the roots! ✨

 #growandgather  #growingherbs  #becomingaherbalist  #traineeherbalist  #womengardeners  #allotmenttime  #allotmentlife  #herbalmedicine  #herbalism  #medicalherbalist  #cheshire  #cheshireherbalist  #marshmallow  #altheaofficinalis  #backtotheplants  #studybreak  #prconsultant  #greenfingers  #freelancelife  #freelancepr

Back to the allotment today 🌿 I've finished my final counselling assignment for this term, just three exams to go and then it's the summer break. This is Althea officinalis aka Marshmallow. The leaves are so soft and it's used as a demulcent. I need to take a harvest of the leaves as I can't bring myself to dig up the roots! ✨ #growandgather #growingherbs #becomingaherbalist #traineeherbalist #womengardeners #allotmenttime #allotmentlife #herbalmedicine #herbalism #medicalherbalist #cheshire #Cheshireherbalist #marshmallow #altheaofficinalis #backtotheplants #studybreak #prconsultant #greenfingers #freelancelife #freelancepr

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5 months ago
Borage taking over the herb bed 🌿

I'm going to post some garden videos soon, this is the year of letting the plants go wild and all sorts of herbs and flowers are appearing!

 #becomingaherbalist  #growandgather  #growingfood  #growingherbs  #gardening  #gardeninglife  #allotmenttime  #allotmentlife  #herbalmedicine  #herbalism  #medicalherbalist  #cheshire  #cheshireherbalist  #borage  #June  #june2021  #growandgather  #greenfingers  #womengardeners  #womenwhogarden

Borage taking over the herb bed 🌿 I'm going to post some garden videos soon, this is the year of letting the plants go wild and all sorts of herbs and flowers are appearing! #becomingaherbalist #growandgather #growingfood #growingherbs #gardening #gardeninglife #allotmenttime #allotmentlife #herbalmedicine #herbalism #medicalherbalist #cheshire #Cheshireherbalist #borage #june #june2021 #growandgather #greenfingers #womengardeners #womenwhogarden

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5 months ago
The first Matricaria recutita (Chamomile) grown on the allotment ❀️

After a busy Monday I'm off to have a cuppa, with my homegrown herbs!

 #growandgather  #growingherbs  #becomingaherbalist  #traineeherbalist  #womengardeners  #allotmenttime  #allotmentlife  #herbalmedicine  #herbalism  #medicalherbalist  #cheshire  #cheshireherbalist  #chamomile  #chamomileflowers  #matricariarecutita  #lastdaysofJune  #june2021

The first Matricaria recutita (Chamomile) grown on the allotment ❀️ After a busy Monday I'm off to have a cuppa, with my homegrown herbs! #growandgather #growingherbs #becomingaherbalist #traineeherbalist #womengardeners #allotmenttime #allotmentlife #herbalmedicine #herbalism #medicalherbalist #cheshire #Cheshireherbalist #chamomile #chamomileflowers #matricariarecutita #lastdaysofJune #june2021

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5 months ago
Mullein 🌿

I have 12 Mullein in the garden this year, my first harvest!

I'm going to be picking the yellow flowers, drying them and using them to create an infused oil. 

A brief respite from herbal medicine revision and assignments... Back to PR tomorrow! ☎️

 #mullein  #PR  #becomingaherbalist  #herbalistintraining  #medicalherbalist  #macclesfield  #cheshire  #cheshireherbalist  #growandgather  #greenfingers  #growingherbs  #womenwhogarden  #herbalmedicine  #sundayvibes  #gardenlife  #gardening

Mullein 🌿 I have 12 Mullein in the garden this year, my first harvest! I'm going to be picking the yellow flowers, drying them and using them to create an infused oil. A brief respite from herbal medicine revision and assignments... Back to PR tomorrow! ☎️ #mullein #PR #becomingaherbalist #herbalistintraining #medicalherbalist #Macclesfield #cheshire #Cheshireherbalist #growandgather #greenfingers #growingherbs #womenwhogarden #herbalmedicine #sundayvibes #gardenlife #gardening

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5 months ago
Allotment life 🌱

The allotment is looking very different to this time last year!

The herb beds are starting to take shape, the first time that herbs have been grown on the plot in 100 years ✨

I'm learning more about medicinal herbs for my future career and it's so much easier when I get to know the plants in person and watch them growing. 

There are plenty of veggies, peas, leeks, onions, carrots, potatoes, broad beans, French beans πŸ₯¬

Plus, blackcurrants, redcurrants, whitecurrants, gooseberries, apples, pears 🍐

I now have the mammoth task of filling the new herb beds with soil and compost... Watch this space!

 #womenwhogarden  #growandgather  #selfsufficientherbalism  #greenfingers  #allotmenttime  #allotmentlife  #diggingfordinner  #medicalherbalist  #herbalmedicine  #herbalistintraining  #bankholidayweekend  #studying  #saturdayvibes  #herbgardening  #gardeninglife  #gardentherapy

Allotment life 🌱 The allotment is looking very different to this time last year! The herb beds are starting to take shape, the first time that herbs have been grown on the plot in 100 years ✨ I'm learning more about medicinal herbs for my future career and it's so much easier when I get to know the plants in person and watch them growing. There are plenty of veggies, peas, leeks, onions, carrots, potatoes, broad beans, French beans πŸ₯¬ Plus, blackcurrants, redcurrants, whitecurrants, gooseberries, apples, pears 🍐 I now have the mammoth task of filling the new herb beds with soil and compost... Watch this space! #womenwhogarden #growandgather #selfsufficientherbalism #greenfingers #allotmenttime #allotmentlife #diggingfordinner #medicalherbalist #herbalmedicine #herbalistintraining #bankholidayweekend #studying #saturdayvibes #herbgardening #gardeninglife #gardentherapy

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6 months ago