Tag: Ecological Herbalism

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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Foraging for Sea Buckthorn

We are blessed in Edinburgh to have had Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)¬†introduced to the shores of our neighbouring region East Lothian to stabilise the dune systems. This orange-berried plant now wildly grows wild all down the coast, to the extent that conservationist volunteers have to chop it back regularly to keep paths clear. Sea Buckthorn, …

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Radical Herbalism Gathering

I was very privileged a few weeks ago to attend the UK’s first ever Radical Herbalism Gathering. Put on by a collective of professional and DIY herbalists, and health activists, it was hosted at a farm outside Glastonbury that is also home to Wild Heart Permaculture, and some beautiful medicine gardens.     Radical Herbal …

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