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APRIL 2024

Friday 12th: The Art of Supporting a Healthy Gut: Coaching Barn, Wallingford

Saturday 13th: Spring Harvest with focus on Gut Health: Coaching Barn

Saturday 20th: Fermenting Masterclass: GCT Byre, Lewes 

MAY 2024

Tuesday 28th - Thursday 30th: Menoheaven: Seaford, Sussex

JUNE 2024

Saturday 15th: Feeding the Gut Microbiome: GCT Byre, Lewes FULL

Friday 28th: Return of the Larder: GCT Byre, Lewes


Fri 20th - Sun 22nd: Nature, Healing & Wellbeing Retreat: GCT Byre, Lewes


Saturday 5th: Fermenting Masterclass: GCT Byre, Lewes

Fri 11th - Sat 12th: Living Food: Hawkwood College, Stroud

Saturday 19th: Return of the Larder: GCT Byre, Lewes

Fermenting Masterclass
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umeboshi; idli pancake with labneh & fermented pumpkin; black bean tempeh.


Turn seasonal produce into delicious ferments to store in the larder and enjoy all year round.

This hands on day course will give you the skills and confidence to take seasonal foods and create delicious ferments inspired by different cultures from around the world.

The day is packed full of unique and wonderful flavours and suitable for anyone interested in harnessing the benefits of natural processes.

This practical one day masterclass includes all ingredients, plenty of tastings and ideas, a jar of sauerkraut and a sourdough loaf to take home recipes and a lunch of tantalising tastes.

Places are limited to 6 to ensure comfort and spaciousness in the kitchen

"This course is so informative I can't wait to start fermenting at home"

"This is just what I was looking for I so enjoyed the whole day"

"You are an inspiration - I have learnt so much"

"Thank-you so much for an inspiring day"

"We really gained a huge amount from our time with you and its already changing our lives”

Dates available:

Saturday 5th October 2024

Workshop runs from 10.00am - 4.00pm


Venue: GCT Byre, Lewes

Cost : £105.00

Saturday 5th October 2024

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Return of the Larder
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Traditionally food preservation was a way of life and the larder the backbone of the kitchen. Today less people consider food preservation a necessity but there are many benefits. Preserving food is still a fantastic way to stretch your budget, help the environment and live a healthier life all at the same time. A well stocked larder will ensure that you have something to eat and share whatever shock befalls our food system.


During the day Daphne will look at three key ways of preserving - drying, fermenting and elixirs and look at the different ways these foods can help support health and well being. At the end of the day you will have some delicious preserves to take home!


"I'm on a roll with preserving - thankyou for inspiring me"


Dates available:

Friday 28th June 2024

Saturday 19th October 2024

10:00am - 4:00pm

Venue: GCT Byre, Lewes

Cost: £105.00

includes lunch and refreshments


   Saturday 28th June                              Saturday 19th October


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pre & probiotic red kraut
immune support shiitake
Feeding the microbiome

The foods we eat affect the diversity, quality, and quantity of healthy microorganisms that live in our gut. 

Gut microbes shape how you think, how you feel, and how your body responds to illness. Eating a diverse diet of plant-based nutrient rich foods is fundamental in supporting our amazing inner eco-system. 

Join Daphne for a day in the kitchen and whilst preparing food together learn the art of supporting a healthy microbiome - this includes organic food, prebiotics and probiotics, balanced omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, polyphenols and glutamine rich foods.


Dates available:

Saturday 15th June 2024 FULL

10am - 4pm includes lunch, notes, recipes

Venue:  GCT Byre, Lewes

Cost: £105

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Nature, Healing & Wellbeing

Join Julia and Daphne on a seasonal  weekend retreat focusing on how to harness the healing powers of plants to create health and wellbeing..


Through harvesting from the wild, learning to grow your own plants, and preparing and eating food together, Julia & Daphne share their extensive knowledge helping you to connect more fully with the medicine and food plants provide.


This residential retreat will deepen your knowledge on the power of plants to heal and enhance wellbeing and is for anyone who wants to understand more about herbal medicine and nourishing food - suitable for both those just beginning the journey and practitioners.


What you need to bring

shoes suitable for walking, loose fitting clothes for morning movement session, apron, notepad and pencil.


Farmhouse accommodation, with your host Sally, is next door to the Byres.

"I loved every minute of it, every morsel of food we made and ate. It was a sunny autumn week-end filled with so much goodness. Julie and Daphne are both experts in their field with so much experience. It was a pleasure being in a company of the two wise women. Thank you for sharing your knowing and your knowledge."

Dates available: 

Autumn Retreat - Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd September 2024

The retreat runs from Friday 3pm to Sunday 3pm.

Venue: GCT Byre, Lewes

2 day Retreat Residential

Cost £445

2 day Retreat non - residential

Cost £345


The rate of £445 includes all food & refreshments, simple farmhouse accommodation, movement sessions, recipes and handouts

             20th-22nd September             20th-22nd September 

             residential (£445)                     non-residential (£345)   





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Exploring Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is becoming more common as the ticks harbouring the Borella spirochete spread, in addition it can be a complicated condition to diagnose and treat.

Join Julia Behrens, a medical herbalist with over 25 years of experience supporting people with Lyme disease and eco-nutritionist Daphne Lambert for a workshop to deepen your  understanding of the complexities of the disease.

During the day Julia will share with you her in depth knowledge of the disease, offer examples of a range of protocols and talk about a number of herbs that can reduce associated symptoms.

Daphne will guide you through nutrient dense foods to support immunity,  protect and repair collagen, support organs, and reduce inflammation.

Dates available:

The next Exploring Lyme Disease will be a zoom session on a date yet to be decided.

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An amazing retreat for women to help them navigate the years before, during and after the menopause.

Menoheaven will leave you feeling grounded, informed, rested, revitalised and prepared for this most vital and challenging stage.

Featured in the New York Times, read the article here.

Dates available:

Tuesday 28th - Thursday 30th May 2024

from Tuesday lunchtime to Thursday tea time.

Venue:  Florence House, Seaford

For further information and to book please contact Menoheaven below .

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Living Food

Living Food

The interwoven relationships between soil, food & health.

Two days of conversations, demonstrations and hands on preparation highlighting the multiple layers of relationship that brings good food into our bodies. Throughout our time together we will explore a range of food topics with a focus on healthy soil, healthy food and healthy people and in particular the importance of consuming a diverse range of natural foods for immunity and overall health.

During our time together we will look at the benefits of and how to use the abundant autumn harvest. Different ways of preserving the plentiful fruits. How to harness the power of nutrient dense seeds like hemp, walnut and linseed. Ensuring we use the healing compounds stored in roots like Jerusalem Artichokes, horseradish and galangal.


You will discover plenty of ideas on how to preserve wild and cultivated foods and once you master some basic techniques like fermenting, dehydrating & elixirs there will be no end to your creativity.

Venue: Hawkwood College, Stroud

Dates available:

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Founding member : Daphne Lambert

Patron: Romy Fraser

Trustees : Bill van Marle, Laura Ellison, Sue Fleming, Candida Dunford Wood

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Wellingham Lane



"Your kitchen is amazing and a wonderful setting in which to relax, the company was great, but most importantly the warmth and wealth of information you delivered during the weekend was superb."

A course participant

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