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Textile artist Allan Brown spends seven years making a dress by hand from foraged stinging nettles, all picked on the South Downs near Brighton. This is ‘hedgerow couture’, the greenest of slow fashion. It’s also his medicine, the way he survives the death of his wife that left him and his four children bereft.
Running Time: 68 Minutes
Director: Dylan Howitt
Starring: Allan Brown
Following the film screening will be an interactive discussion about Nettle and our long association with this valuable plant. Delving not only into its medicinal therapeutic and culinary applications but also the impact it has had on humans historically and what part it can play as a supportive ally in for the challenges we face in our busy, modern lives.
Refreshments and foods from the nettle plant will be available as well as an introduction to ways nettle can be prepared for use in the home.