Course/workshop information and downloads
Living Medicine" is about promoting wellness by re-skilling people in the use of medicinal plants and foods for safe, sustainable everyday health care, and about inspiring people to reclaim responsibility for their health and well-being. For more information on the Living Medicine concept, and on projects and activities elsewhere in the UK, click here
Floramedica Living Medicine courses and workshops in Edinburgh, 2014:
Scroll down this page for details of upcoming Floramedica activities and wild food/medicine events. For a brief description of recent events check out Floramedica news and events and for details of arrangements and meeting points for field trips etc., see outdoor events page.
Until recently,ordinary people knew how to tackle common ailments at home using wild and cultivated plants and simple items from the kitchen cupboard. Floramedica "Living Medicine" courses and workshops reclaim some of this knowledge, (re)learning ways to look after ourselves and our families that make sense and don't cost the earth. Classes and workshops explore useful traditions of plant medicine and self-care from Scotland and around the world through a variety of activities. These often include themed talks and walks in local green spaces, and usually focus on native plants. All events offer practical opportunities to have a go at making simple medicinal foods and safe home remedies that really work.
This page will be updated with more details soon!
AUTUMN 2015 - Upcoming events in Edinburgh:
8 August 2015: Wildflower survey on the Union Canal, in partnership with the Scottish Waterways Trust, starting and finishing at Lochrin Basin, Fountainbridge - FREE - 10.30-13.00
29 August 2015: Wild food and medicine 1- day course based at the Water of Leith Conservation Trust - 10.30-15.30
5 September 2015: Wildflower survey on the Union Canal, in partnership with the Scottish Waterways Trust, starting and finishing at the Water of Leith Conservation Trust, Lanark Road, Edinburgh - FREE - 10.30-13.00
6 September 2015: Nature's Harvest - wild food in Holyrood Park - in partnership with Historic Scotland - FREE - 13.00-15.30
19 or 26 September 2015: Wild Larder at Newhailes, Musselburgh, in partnership with National Trust for Scotland (NTS) - date and times to be confirmed
3 October 2015: Wildflower survey on the Union Canal, in partnership with the Scottish Waterways Trust, starting and finishing at the Water of Leith Conservation Trust, Lanark Road, Edinburgh - FREE - 10.30-13.00
4 October 2015: Wild food foraging course, in partnership with Edinburgh Larder (wild lunch included), Craigmillar Castle Park - 10.30-13.00 (booking through Edinburgh Larder)
24 October 2015: Wild food / wild remedies: autumn fruits and roots, based at the Water of Leith Conservation Trust, Lanark Road, Edinburgh - 10.30-15.30
25 October 2015: Make your own skin care treats and gifts, Leith Academy, Edinburgh, 10.00-15.00, booking via City of Edinburgh Council Adult Education programme or Leith Academy (see below)
For Floramedica Living Medicine courses offered within the City of Edinburgh Adult Education programme, please check details of course fees and booking information via the relevant office:
Leith Academy Community Education: 0131 553 2810 or see website www.leith.edin.sch.uk/community/index.aspx
James Gillespie's High School Adult Education info: 0131 556 7978 or http://ces.egfl.net/programme/
Floramedica schools workshops & resources for teachers: CLICK HERE
For details of Floramedica wild food/medicine events, go to news and events page here