25th-27th AUGUST: A SPECIAL EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FORAGE & WILD PLANT LEARNING WITH TAMARA COLCHESTER

25th-27th AUGUST: A SPECIAL EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FORAGE & WILD PLANT LEARNING WITH TAMARA COLCHESTER

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Feel full of joy for people and nature" Izzy

"Tamara brought us carefully into a magical and ancient world of plants that I haven't stopped thinking about since." Freddy

"This course helped me to go slower to notice the smaller things, smaller things which have huge power." Hugo

When? 

11-2pm Thursday 25th August, Friday 26th August & Saturday 27th August

Price £30

Where?

Arthur's seat, Edinburgh

What to expect?

Join us for an educational and uplifting Late Summer Foraging Walk where we will meander the lovely slopes of Arthur’s seat in search of the plants whose fruit, flowers, leaves and seeds can enrich our bodies and expand our minds. 

Tamara will gently introduce you into the magical world of plants, using our senses to identify around 15 wild edible plants and flowers that provide us with both food and medicine. Packed with vitamins and minerals they are a true superfood, and a magical addition to the stew pot of salad both. We will also be shown any poisonous plants that we encounter, making sure we learn how to recognise and understand them so we can safely avoid them.

This is a mindful foraging walk that will ensure everyone feels confident in naming and identifying each of the plants, along with how best to prepare them. This herbal knowledge has long been our heritage, and reconnecting with the landscape in this way is both very simple and often quite profound. It is a lesson that will last a lifetime!

We will then have tea with some of the plants we've collected together.

Meet our host!

Tamara Colchester is a wild food teacher and writer who guides people in the old ways of foraging as a route to a simpler, more connected way of life. Trained by renowned wild food teacher and author Ffyona Campbell, she now travels the UK reintroducing people to our wild heritage. Incorporating her interest in psychotherapy and healing (she trained at Tavistock & Portman), she specialises in using foraging and tracking techniques as a means of helping those suffering from PTSD, Depression and Anxiety, as well as those who are simply interested in deepening their relationship with their environment and the food we eat.

"A brilliant way to spend a Sunday morning, who would have thought foraging could be such fun!" Nicholas