Wild Things: A Year of Wild Food & Medicine (Online)

Summary information

The Wild Things Course is an eight month exploration of British wild food and medicine plants growing in a variety of habitats through the seasons. It provides opportunities to gain confidence in low impact foraging, beginners botany and ecology, and to develop a sensory approach to using wild plants both as food and medicine. There will be a combination of theoretical sessions, practical remedy making tutorials and introductions to many different plant species which you are encouraged to go out and meet in person yourselves.

Increasingly today our food and medicine is flown to us from far regions of the globe. Health food shops are stocked with ‘superfoods’ from rare and diminishing habitats, and we are commonly offered endangered species like Arnica & Echinacea. We have lost our connection to our local bioregions, and with it all of the history and traditions that our landscape and the plants that grow there can offer us. This course is about re-connection & about building sustainable, healthful practices through a deepening relationship with our local ecosystems.

Course Outcomes:
Develop an understanding of the ethics and practice of ecological harvesting and gain confidence in ​low impact foraging
Try out recipes and ​ learn practical remedy making​ skills for home use
Learn about the edible and ​ medicinal properties of some of our common British plants​ and when to harvest them
Develop a ​sensory approach to herbal medicine
Beginners botany and ecology​ and the ability to confidently identify common species
Gain an understanding of how to live more harmoniously with the seasons

Read more or enroll here: https://coursecraft.net/c/wildthingsonline/splash

Booking and further information
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Granton Hub, 33 Granton Park Avenue, Edinburgh, EH51HS
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Grass Roots Remedies Co-operative
Dates and times
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*Please note there is an amended schedule for March & April 2020 due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. We have pushed the start date of the course back because of this and so the first few sessions are closer together than normal. It will now begin on Thursday 2nd April & finish on 15th October. Content will be released roughly fortnightly between those dates - please see the Coursecraft online page for full details: https://coursecraft.net/c/wildthingsonline/splash
2 April 2020 to 15 October 2020
Soraya Bishop, Rhona Donaldson, Ally Hurcikova
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