Category: Opinion

Visit to Ninewells Community Garden

I have just completed a short placement with Ninewells Community Garden & the Occupational Therapy Department of Ninewells Hospital. The community garden sits within the grounds of the hospital and was supported in its set up by Trellis Scotland, the national social and therapeutic horticulture charity who I also work for as a Fieldworker. The …

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Schedule III Herbs with Keith Robertson

A few weeks ago I attended a seminar in Glasgow taught by Keith Robertson, from the famous former Scottish School of Herbal Medicine, and now of Drimlabarra Vegan Herb Farm on the Isle of Arran. The seminar was about the use of Schedule III herbs – Schedule III is just a legal term for a …

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Radical Herbalism Gathering 2014

A few weeks ago in sunny Shropshire, the UK’s second ever Radical Herbalism Gathering was held. It was hosted by Crabapple Community Housing Co-op at the incredible Berrington Hall, and was even bigger than last year’s with around 200 people attending. The focus of this year’s gathering was to highlight and discuss important issues around …

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Radical Herbalism Gathering

I was very privileged a few weeks ago to attend the UK’s first ever Radical Herbalism Gathering. Put on by a collective of professional and DIY herbalists, and health activists, it was hosted at a farm outside Glastonbury that is also home to Wild Heart Permaculture, and some beautiful medicine gardens.     Radical Herbal …

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