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Country Tales: Stories of Health and Wellbeing

27th September, 2012 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Women exploring natureJoin us for a series of themed events rolled out over the seasons (Autumn, Winter and Spring) which will involve visiting local outdoor spaces and woodlands to increase physical activity, using plants and herbs to make exciting products (such as face creams, healing massage oils, sweet fruit vinegars), sharing stories of traditional folklore/country tales and learning how to utilise and preserve the local outdoor environment.

This project is funded by 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.

Taking place over three seasons, come along to all sessions or just the ones you can manage.

Autumn Season:

Living Stories: Thursday 27th September, 11am to 2pm

An introduction to medicinal plants growing in the local woodlands. A guided herb walk. Tea tastings and simple herbal remedies to take home.

Sharing Stories:Thursday 11th October, 11am to 2pm

Folklore; family tales and memories; sharing remedies. Bring a tale to share – personal, family, or community – telling stories of healing from the woodlands.

Stories of the Seasons: Thursday 25th October, 11am to 2pm

Hedge harvesting and gathering wild medicine; fruits of the forest. Exploring ways of preserving the natural food and medicine, available in plenty in the autumn, to use throughout the winter months to come

More details on the Winter season Country Tales events will be added to the website soon.


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.


27th September, 2012
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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