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Port of Menteith

Trees & Their Uses - Food, Remedies & Crafts! (2024)

Join outdoor educator and naturalist Lauren Lochrie of Herbal Homestead for an immersive, arboreal journey to explore a range of common trees and their uses across the seasons. Based at the beautiful Cardross Estate (rural Stirlingshire). FULLY FUNDED OPPORTUNITY.

Trees & Their Uses - Food, Remedies & Crafts! (2024)
Trees & Their Uses - Food, Remedies & Crafts! (2024)

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Port of Menteith, Cardross, Port of Menteith, By FK8 3JY, UK

About the Event

Secure a fully funded spot via the Skills Hub Scotland Website (link below); apply via the 'women in agriculture' or 'new entrants' badges. Good luck!


or Click HERE.


A four-part course; (x4) 4 hour sessions, one in Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter 2024.   Dates to be arranged with successful applicants. Adults only.  

Depending on the time of year and tree focus, participants will learn about and prepare different remedies, crafts, and food stuffs from sap, leaves, catkins, roots, twigs, flowers, berries, bark, cones and associated fungi as well as exploring different ways to connect with trees and plants.   

What to expect:  

- Tree identification and habitat cues 

- Exploring traditional and modern uses  

- Trying pre-prepared foraged nibbles, teas and remedies 

- Harvesting and working with different tree parts to prepare drinks, herbal remedies, tinder, ointments and other useful & decorative items depending on seasonal abundance 

- Some activities exploring observational drawings 

- Some group work exploring intrinsic value & ecological function 

- Exploring exercises to build deeper connections with trees & plants  

**Includes follow up recipes, ID guides, and information documents**

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