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Summer Plants Foraging Walk

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June 8 @ 10:30 am
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Over a fragrant summer’s day, we will meander the hedgerows, rivers, woodland and moors of the Glen Farm, learning about the many wild plants and animals who live there.

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About the workshop

This foraging walk is an opportunity rest and observe the wild plants and animals that surround us. By slowing things down, we will move in the rhythm of our ancestors, taking time to notice the life that otherwise passes us by.

The three hour walk begins at our base at the Glen Farm, from where we will explore three diverse habitats – moor, woodland and hedgerow. An adventure into the rich blossoming of early summer, we will learn how to cook and make medicine with the plants we find, as well as how to safely identify those that can cause harm.

At the close of the walk we will share a range of foraged snacks – leaving you with an understanding of how to make healing teas, food and medicine with the potently powerful summer plants we are blessed with at this time of year.

We hope you will gain:

A relationship with over 15 wild plants, as well as any poisonous ones encountered
Knowledge of some of Galloway’s wild and uninhabited moorland and beautiful rivers and waterfalls
Methods of preparation to make herbal remedies at home
A sense of confidence in your own foraging practice
A relationship with wild plants that will last a lifetime
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Key information

Guides:
The event will be guided and facilitated by Tamara Colchester (founder of Plant Listening).

Cost:

Suggested donation £25-45

Plant Listening is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to make healing experiences with nature available to all.

All donations support our transformative community work, providing walks for marginalised communities across Scotland. If you would like to make a donation to support us, please visit our donations page.

Capacity:
There are 10 adult (18+ years) and 5 child (0-17 years) places available for this workshop.

Please note that children must be accompanied by at least one ticket-holding adult.

Location:
Cauldside
Glen Farm
DG7 2HG

Duration:
3 hours

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are children allowed?
Yes. Children are allowed to join this workshop, though places are limited to five, and they must be accompanied by at least one ticket-holding adult.

Are dogs allowed?
No. Unfortunately, as the workshop is located on a sheep farm, we cannot have dogs on-site.

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Cauldside, Castle Douglas
Venue Details
Cauldside, The Glen Farm, DG7 2HG, Cauldside
Castle Douglas, DG7 2HG United Kingdom
Events Details
Date :
08 June 2024
Time :
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cost :
£25 – £45
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