June 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm£85
Let our experienced instructor guide you through key skills that our ancestors would have relied upon; using hedgerow medicine to heal ourselves, foraging for nutritious & tasty wild foods and having knowledge of plant, tree & fungi identification for a range of practical applications. This special course is all set against the backdrop of the historically themed Park In The Past, site of the UK’s only full-size reconstructed Roman fort.
Ethnobotany is the study of a region’s plants and their practical uses through the traditional knowledge of a local culture and people. You will look at how we interacted with plants, how we connected with them, how we have utilised them from the beginning of time and how we are turning back to them in our modern world.
Your tutor for this special course is Ethnobotanist and bushcrafter Ryan Knight-Fox.
- Identify key plant & tree species that can aid the ethnobotanist
- Make ointments using wild ingredients
- Forage for seasonal wild foods
- Discover wild herbal medicines & how to make them
- Get crafty with whittling, artists charcoal & hapa zome art
- Cook up a hearty & healthy meal over the campfire
- Enjoy wild teas foraged from plants around you
- Gather the best natural firelighting materials & uses for different woods
- Craft strong & beautiful cordage from natural materials
- See the natural world through the lens of ecology
- Improve your health & well-being by reconnecting with nature
Your Tutor: Ryan Knight-Fox
You can view more of Ryan’s excellent work via his website.
Skills you will learn
Over the course of the programme you will learn a range of skills, including…