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Herb Garden Volunteering in Edinburgh

Herb Garden Volunteering in Edinburgh

Have you ever thoughts about growing or using medicinal and edible herbs but don't have space or know where to start? Grass Roots Remedies Co-operative has two growing spaces in Edinburgh where you can learn to grow, tend and harvest medicineal plants either at...

Early Summer Foraging

Early Summer Foraging

Whether you've been foraging for ages or thinking about dipping your toe in to it sometime soon, now is a great time to start. Here in Scotland, it feels like Spring has definitely passed and our foraging thoughts turn to Summer flowers and maybe even some early...

Bioregional Herbalism

Bioregional Herbalism

Our Bioregion: what we love about local plants When we think about bioregional herbalism, we are encouraging everyone to embrace the plants that are abundant in the area they live in. We see this as one of many ways of Closing the Circle of production of herbal...

Wild Fermentation & Recipes

Wild Fermentation & Recipes

Why Ferment Food and Drink? Fermentation, particularly wild fermentation - fermenting plant material such as vegetables and berries with their own, endogenous wild yeasts - has increased in popularity in recent years. Kombucha, Kefir, Sauerkraut, Kimchi have all...

Wild Things Funding Opportunity November 2023

Wild Things Funding Opportunity November 2023

2024 UPDATE: We have had feedback that applications for this fund are very competitive and they are looking for people with a current or hoped for role in agriculture. Further, the funders are not considering community gardening as a part of agriculture. WILD THINGS 2...

The Magic of Mushrooms

The Magic of Mushrooms

Why We Love Mushrooms Fungi are everywhere, communicating between themselves and other beings, aiding with the recycling of dead material and providing a home and food source. We’ve been told that mushrooms have even been known to “lie” to host trees. The parasitic...

Why We Offer Online Herbal Medicine Courses

Why We Offer Online Herbal Medicine Courses

Teaching Herbal Medicine We have always wanted to make herbal / plant medicine as accessible as possible. We love sharing our knowledge and skills with others so that they can make their own medicines at home. Our members have been teaching herbal medicine courses in...

SSWBF 2023: Autumn Foraging & Kitchen Recipes

SSWBF 2023: Autumn Foraging & Kitchen Recipes

Below are a couple of the recipes which we shared with you at the Southside Wellbeing Festival 2023 in Glasgow. They are simple, tasty recipes to bring wild, foraged plants to life and to make the most of easily available, affordable ingredients that you probably...

Volunteer Learning with Grass Roots Remedies

Volunteer Learning with Grass Roots Remedies

Do you want to learn about growing, tending, foraging and harvesting plants to use as medicine? Do you want to learn in a relaxed, friendly environment with people of different backgrounds and growing knowledge and skills? We have opportunities in Edinburgh and...

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