Open your eyes to the diversity and abundance of food and medicine that exists in our meadows, hedgerows and woodlands…
As humans, both our past and future are inextricably interconnected with the plant world. This course aims to bring us into closer connection with the plant world through exploring many ways in which we can form relationships with plants, with a particular focus on food and medicine. We will reconnect with ancestral ways of interbeing with the land by discussing the responsibility that comes with harvesting and using wild plants. As plants nurture us, how can we give back?
Throughout the day we will:
The course aims to open your eyes to the diversity and abundance of food and medicine that exists in our meadows, hedgerows and woodlands. It will leave you with enough knowledge to confidently and sustainably integrate a variety of wild plants into your recipes and medicine cabinets and offer ways to continue your onward learning journey.
The course is aimed at:
Anyone interested in learning more about plants and how we can use them.
£55 adults & 16+ / £20 kids 5-15 yrs / under 5s free
Event leader: Gabriele Warwick
Gabriele is obsessed with plants and how we relate to them as human beings. From the gnarly old oaks forming ancient woodland on Dartmoor to the ivy-leaved toadflax growing out of the walls in central Plymouth – each plant has a story to tell.
Gabriele runs plant walks, bringing people into closer connection to the plant world through telling stories, cooking wild food, making herbal remedies and crafting. He hopes to spark a fascination in people for the beauty of the natural world and to open people’s eyes up to the endless ways in which we can use plants. Plants and nature connection are the common thread which run through all of his work from managing a community garden project, leading canoe trips on the river Dart, growing native broadleaves for planting on Dartmoor and conducting plant surveys on farms in South Devon.
Gabriele has a Masters in environmental anthropology and studied practical ethnobotany with John Rhyder.