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Welcoming Jillian to Grass Roots Remedies

Jillian Faichney is our new clinic dispenser, tincture and product maker and course administrator. Jillian has been using the Clinic, workshops and courses with Grass Roots Remedies from the beginning and now runs workshops in the local area of Wester Hailes. After a...

EcoArt Dye Plants

As we think of Mabon, the week of rest after the harvests (21st - 29th September 2021), we've been thinking about the people we've shared our harvests with this year. In August, Rose from the charity EcoArt came to gather some of the medicinal plants at Blackford Glen...

Scottish Wild Food Festival

Grass Roots Remedies Co-op is very excited to be taking part in the Scottish Wild Food Festival 2021 at Tir na nOgon Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September. "Set in the spectacular surroundings of Tir na nOg, the Scottish Wild Food Festival will provide a feast of...

Foraging Walks with Wild Things

This month sees us coming to the end of our 2021 Wild Things courses and reflecting on the wonderful walks and classroom sessions we've had through the year of wild food and medicine. We were lucky enough to run 3 different in-person Wild Things groups: Wild Things 1...

Lughnasadh Summer Harvest Traditions

Lughnasadh Summer Harvest Traditions

Lughnasadh is on the 1st August and is the traditional start of the harvest season in the Celtic tradition. In Christian cultures, Lammas is on the same day and was once known as Loaf-Mass Day, bread made from the first harvested grains being brought to church....

Growing and Gardening the Summer Harvest

Growing and Gardening the Summer Harvest

Some lovely shots of harvesting and growing at our Blackford Glen Herb Garden. If you're interested in finding out more about growing, looking after and harvesting medicinal plants, join Soraya at the Granton:Hub garden every other Wednesday from 11am - 1pm. Please...

Herbal Medicine Courses 2021/22

Herbal Medicine Courses 2021/22

Wild Things 2022: a year of seasonal wild food and medicine We'll be opening this up for new students in Autumn 2021. Our current students have been making infused oils and trying their hands at fermenting, with balms, lotions and mushrooms to come. We've also been on...

The Kindness Campaign written by a resident of Wester Hailes

The Kindness Campaign written by a resident of Wester Hailes

This piece was recently written by a resident of Wester Hailes, and in it being published here hopes it will reach folk far and wide. Kindness campaign: This year, the world has turned inside out and upside down, and at the worst possible time things are getting worse...