Category: Community Growing

CommuniTea – our first harvests together

Midsummer is fast approaching and the long days have brought us some beautiful weather to harvest herbs for our first few CommuniTea sessions in Wester Hailes, South-West Edinburgh. We have been running our Community Herbal Clinic there for a while now, alongside growing, foraging and making medicines with folk in the local area. This year we …

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granton:hub medicine garden

The granton:hub was a hive of activity yesterday as the wonderful Edinburgh Tool Library came over to help us make 6 raised beds – the start of the granton:hub medicine garden! Together with helping hands from other volunteers, fuelled by Lisa’s Wild Garlic soup and Diane’s delicious cookies, we cleared a corner of the garden …

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Project Report: The Wester Hailes Community Herbal Clinic – Integrated Herbal Healthcare in An Area of Poverty

Since July 2015, Grass Roots Remedies Herbal Medicine Co-operative have been working on and consolidating an integrated herbal healthcare model in Wester Hailes, South West Edinburgh. We want to share the model now as an inspiring example of forward thinking, collaborative responses to health inequality by the NHS and local agencies; to encourage discussion about …

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Closing the Circle: Local Medicine for Local People

At Grass Roots Remedies Co-op, we align our ethics and ways of working with the three Permaculture Ethics of Earth Care, People Care & Fair Shares. In keeping with our ambitions to empower through providing accessible herbal medicine in Edinburgh we are working towards building short supply chains for our herbs & medicine. We have …

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Blackford Glen Medicine Garden Starting to Shape up

The last Sunday of every month a small group of us gather at our shared medicine garden in Blackford Glen. After plenty of hard work its now starting to look really beautiful. Yesterday we planted more herbs including Wood Betony, Sweet Violets, Agastache and the delicious Balm of Gilead. More photos to follow next month …

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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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