Belle Benfield explores how drawing plants connects you deeper to their medicine.

Belle sings tales of the earth through her work as an artist and herbalist. She is the founder of Heartfelt Herbs and Soul School, and the illustrator of the Sensory Herbal Handbook.  

“We are at an incredible moment for our species where, from the microbiology of viruses to the macro shifts in our climate, human activity is shaping planetary, societal and organic systems.  To meet these challenges we need to change the way we conceive our relationship with nature. 

For me, building a relationship with plants through their medicine has been deeply empowering. It has connected me to the Earth, to my body, good health and my intuition. I made this film to share this empowerment. Herbal medicine is a birthright for us all and I hope the film inspires folk to get to know the plants growing around them.”

Creative Cabin Events

  • Harpford Woods Half-Term Printmaking Workshop

    25 October 2021

    Make your own collagraph and monoprints inspired by the incredible species found along the East Devon Way. Book onto one of our sessions at Harpford Village Hall for an hour of printmaking with...

  • Half Term Workshop: Code Red Animation

    27 October 2021

    Using the Big Draw theme of Make the Change we are going to create a collaborative animation that highlights the Climate Emergency. Choose an ideal time slot and book your space. Working with...

  • Climate Conversations Honiton from the Creative Cabin

    12 November 2021

    Climate Conversations event to coincide with the opening of the exhibition: UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties - COP: a photo essay by Terry Jeavons. Positive information and ideas about you...