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Country Tales: Stories of Health and Wellbeing

14th February, 2013 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Country Tales session in Pollok Park in 2012Country Tales session, making herbal rememdiesCountry Tales, storytelling at the wishing treeContinuing our series of themed events rolled out over the seasons which involve visiting local outdoor spaces and woodlands to increase physical activity.

Each session includes using plants and herbs to make exciting products (such as face creams, healing massage oils, sweet fruit vinegars), tea tastings, sharing stories of traditional folklore/country tales and learning how to utilise and preserve the local outdoor environment.

The project is funded by Forestry Commissions Scotland (through the Community Seedcorn Fund) who are keen to connect diverse communities with the outdoor environment. Therefore we are keen for BME women to take part in this fascinating project.

Springtime Planting

Thursday 14th February, 11am to 2pm at Pollok Park Stable Courtyard

Preparing for the new season: planning a healthy body, planting for a healthy environment. The importance of the natural environment for our health and wellbeing.

Stories of Spring: Natural Health

Thursday 14th March, 11am to 2pm

As with previous sessions, we will explore the meanings given by different cultures to the countryside, woodlands and forests especially. What traditional stories, folklore, and religious tales tell us about the importance of the natural environment and how they help form our relationship with the countryside.

Spring Stories of the Seasons

Thursday 18th April, 11am to 2pm

Includes tea tastings and making simple herbal remedies to take home. This session will review the ground covered over the last 6 months.

Locations for the Country Tales sessions will be passed on when booking.


These events are free of charge but booking is essential so we can ensure you have all the details of where we are meeting, when and the travel arrangements. Please click here to book your free place(s) or contact Syma on 0141 248 9969 for more information. We have a small budget to reimburse travel.

Forestry Commission Scotland LogoThis work has been supported by the Community Seedcorn Fund (CSF)  of the Forestry Commission Scotland.


14th February, 2013
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Pollok Country Park