Tag: Community

Making Creams with Young Mum’s at Gate 55

Gate 55 is a community centre in South West Edinburgh. Today I had great fun sharing recipes for making herbal creams and body butters with the Young Mum’s Group. We made a whole range of products from body lotion to nappy rash, with lovely soothing calendula, nourishing wheatgerm oil, healing comfrey oil & St John’s …

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Visit to Ninewells Community Garden

I have just completed a short placement with Ninewells Community Garden & the Occupational Therapy Department of Ninewells Hospital. The community garden sits within the grounds of the hospital and was supported in its set up by Trellis Scotland, the national social and therapeutic horticulture charity who I also work for as a Fieldworker. The …

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Radical Herbalism Gathering 2014

A few weeks ago in sunny Shropshire, the UK’s second ever Radical Herbalism Gathering was held. It was hosted by Crabapple Community Housing Co-op at the incredible Berrington Hall, and was even bigger than last year’s with around 200 people attending. The focus of this year’s gathering was to highlight and discuss important issues around …

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Photos from our Herbal Workshops in Pilton

The first two herbal workshops in Pilton this month have both been fantastic, with lots of new faces. Its such a pleasure to share the knowledge of making very simple and effective remedies that are affordable too. The first one was basic ointment making, and the second one simple syrups and cordials. The third one …

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A New Medicine Garden in Pilton

This last weekend in my local community garden in Pilton, North Edinburgh, we set about to create our very own medicine garden. Its a very exciting opportunity for us to share knowledge about using medicinal plants for health with a diverse range of local people, and to take a step towards more resilience and self-empowerment …

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