Come along and meet  me at Revolution House in Chesterfield on Sunday 13th August between 11am and 4pm. I will be talking about Medicines on your Doorstep and showing you some common plants, how they can be prepared and what they are used for medicinally. I’ll also be bringing along some lovely herbal teas […]

Very Berry Late Summer Foraging

The bilberries are abundant currently and will be joined by lingonberries and purple heathers spreading across the moorlands before we know it. The hedgerows and woods will soon be overflowing with fabulous edible and medicinal berries and apples too. Our next foraging course at Woven Earth will take place on Sunday 10th September 2023 starting […]

Foraging at Matlock 6th May 2023

Such a great foraging session on Saturday 6th May at Woven Earth in Riber near Matlock, Derbyshire. A good turn out considering and I reckon King Charles would have approved with his love of nature and sustainability credentials. I did extend an invite to him but he was otherwise engaged . Anyway I digress. We […]

Wild Garlic

It’s hard to imagine that Spring is really here, what with the blizzards and freezing winds we have been experiencing recently. Nevertheless, the buds are beginning to unfurl on the trees and the leaves of wild garlic are poking their way up through the mud and snow. Wild garlic, (Allium ursinum), has to be one […]

Silver Birch

I took a walk down into an old quarry near Hathersage today and was struck by the number of silver birch trees growing here, whilst there was almost a total absence of other types of tree. It got me thinking about how this tree is able to grow so quickly in areas which other trees […]