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Growing Herbs in Glasgow: Plot 26

Some of our students on the Plant Medicine School in Scotland have been developing a herb garden in Glasgow. Based at one of the oldest allotment sites in the city - the 150 year old New Victoria Gardens - students have been tending to the previous perennials whilst...

Summer School: Plant Medicine School Scotland

Summer School: Plant Medicine School Scotland

We had a wonderful time last week at the beautiful Beechbrae - a Woodland Resource Centre and beautiful pocket of woodlands and bog habitats. It was our very first intensive in-person session with our Year 1 Plant Medicine School Scotland students   Medicine were...

Climate Change Funding: £500 Available

Wild Things: A Year of Wild Food and Medicine, has been listed as part of the Scottish Government's Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Practical Training Fund - we're calling it Climate Change Fund for short... If you've thought about studying with us in the...

Mushroom Foraging with Wild Things 2

Mushroom Foraging with Wild Things 2

We learn so much having guest tutors on our courses, always popular is the lovely Monica Wilde. In 2021, Monica led our Wild Things 2 students on an epic mushroom foraging walk, The Scottish weather threw a lot at us and we still had a wonderful afternoon learning how...

Welcoming Jillian to Grass Roots Remedies

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

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

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

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....