The Birks of Aberfeldy

We were lucky enough to spend a weekend up at Aberfeldy recently and the autumnal colours were stunning. We took in the stunning great Beech trees and the many Birch trees, spotting some of the great medicinal Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) dotted about the forest. So it goes that Robert Burns was inspired by the beautiful …

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Blackford Glen Medicine Garden volunteer day

We spent a gorgeous sunny autumnal day up at our Blackford Glen Medicine Garden on Friday. Thanks to those that came along to help us get the garden ready for the winter ahead. We pruned back our Blackcurrants and made lots of cuttings that were planted to develop roots over the winter. We cleared away …

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Herb Walk Tomorrow

Grass Roots Remedies were invited to be part of the Edinburgh Botanic Garden’s short course programme this year, and on Sunday we spent a gorgeous autumn day discussing some of the ethics and issues around herbal medicine, whilst making various remedies to keep us well over the winter. We had a great day with everyone …

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Autumn harvesting

We had a lovely evening open to volunteers wanting to give us a hand maintaining our herb patch – the Blackford Glen Medicine Garden last week. The garden was surrounded by a line of Elder trees dripping with fat ripe berries and rosehips and brambles scrambled along the garden edge. I was not expecting however …

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New Private Herbal Clinic Starting Up In October

We are excited to begin offering private herbal consultations with Medical Herbalist Ally Hurcikova BSc (Hons) in North Edinburgh starting from next month. Our new clinic will be every Monday from 9am to 5pm, and will run from Granton. You can find more information about what herbal medicine can offer you here, and information about Ally & …

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Autumn Medicine Making workshop cancelled

Hi folks, we are cancelling tomorrow’s ‘Autumn Medicine Making’ workshop at the Salisbury centre due to lack of bookings. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Watch this space for a new series of ‘Pay It Forward’ solidarity medicine making workshops which we will keep you posted on.

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