Events

Date/Time Event
5 April 2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sanquhar Community Woodland
Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing comes from the Japanese tradition called shinrin yoku. It is a tradition that encourages a greater stillness within and a deeper connection with the natural world around us. Gentle meditative exercises, such as focusing on the breath and mindfulness techniques are used to reduce stress, still the mind, and cultivate a richer relationship with the woodland and all that lives there. During this three hour workshop you will have the opportunity to drop deeper into the inherent stillness that is within you whilst also opening the eyes, hearts and minds to the woodland and all that lives there. Please note all mobile phones will be asked to be [...]
1 May 2020 - 3 May 2020
All Day
Argyll, Scotland

SCAPA FEST: Ethnobotany Talk, Seaweed Workshop, Forest Bathing and How to Identify Plants

Jennie is looking forward to returning to SCAPA Fest this year to deliver some workshops, as well as an ethnobotanical talk.  Scapa Fest, is “a multi-day, leave no trace and zero waste yoga and adventure experience... They bring together global experts in mind-body health, outdoor education and environmental action to deliver immersive sessions to families and individuals who attend from all over the world”. The festival takes place in the stunning Ardkinglas Estate in Argyll and Bute, situated on the shores of Loch Fyne in Scotland. There are only a few places left at SCAPA so if you are interested you can book here to grab the last few tickets!
6 May 2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kingsbarns, Fife
'Wheels in the Wild' - An Ethnobotanical walk for families and wheelchair users

‘Wheels in the Wild’ – An Ethnobotanical walk for families and wheelchair users

As part of the Foraging Fortnight Festival, Jennie looks forward to spending time with you at the wonderful Cambo Gardens and coastal trail in Fife. During this walk we will look at several plants that have been part of the lives of humans in the past, and that are also used in present day as food, medicine or fibre. There will be the opportunity to try some wild food on this walk, as well as learn about how to forage sustainably and safely. Seaweeds will be included and, weather permitting, we will make the most of the accessible path that heads down to the beach. This event is suitable for [...]
6 May 2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kingsbarns, Fife
Ethnobotanical Talk

Ethnobotanical Talk

Exploring some of the species behind the pants, pill and plate. Join Kew trained Ethnobotanist, Jennie Martin for a fun and interactive talk that will provide the opportunity for people to get to know more fully some of what Jennie calls our Mega Flora (plus a couple of exotics from faraway lands).  There will be the chance to look at plants that have, and/or still do, play a big part in the lives of humans today. During this talk the plants’ morphology, physiology, ethnobotany, ecology and conservation status will be explored.    
9 May 2020
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Ethnobotanical Talk

Ethnobotanical Talk

Plants - Exploring some of the species behind the pants, pill and plate. As part of Foraging Fortnight and the Scottish Wild Food Festival, this Ethnobotanical talk will provide the opportunity for folk to get to know more fully some of what Jennie calls our Mega Flora (plus a couple of exotics from faraway lands).  There will be the chance to look at plants that have, and/or still do, play a big part in the lives of humans today. The plants’ morphology, physiology, ethnobotany, ecology and conservation status will be explored. Before this talk, and as part of the Scottish Wild Food Festival, Jennie will on the pannel of a [...]
17 May 2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Burghead, Moray
'Wheels in the Wild'- An Ethnobotanical walk for families and wheelchair users

‘Wheels in the Wild’- An Ethnobotanical walk for families and wheelchair users

  Jennie looks forward to spending time with you along the Moray Firth coastal trail and together meeting some of the plants that have been part of the lives of humans in the past, and that are also used in present day as food, medicine or fibre. During out time together there will be the opportunity to try some wild food as well as learn about how to forage sustainably and safely. This event is suitable for families and and is wheelchair/pram friendly
13 June 2020
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Logie Steading, Moray, IV36 2QN
Introduction to Plant Identification and using a Flora

Introduction to Plant Identification and using a Flora

I look forward to welcoming you on this Introduction to Identifying Plants workshop. During our time together we will work with a variety of different resources to help you become more confident with identifying native UK plants in the field. The language used in identifying plants, key physical characteristics of flowers, stems and leaves will be explored, as well as some ethnobotanical facts and stories that will broaden your relationship with each species we come across. We will then go on a walk together along the stunning Findhorn River where you will have the opportunity to identify different species with your newfound skills, ending the day with a simple voluntary [...]
14 June 2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Findhorn, Moray
'Wheels in the Wild'- An Ethnobotanical walk for families and wheelchair users

‘Wheels in the Wild’- An Ethnobotanical walk for families and wheelchair users

Jennie looks forward to spending time with you along the stunning Findhorn Bay in Moray where together we will look at some of the plants that have been part of the lives of humans in the past, and that are also used in present day as food, medicine or fibre. During out time together there will be the opportunity to try some wild food as well as learn about how to forage sustainably and safely. This event is suitable for families and is wheelchair and pram friendly
9 August 2020
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Summer Tree Identification Workshop

Summer Tree Identification Workshop

During this informative and fun walk you will have the chance to learn the skills of identifying native broadleaf trees in summer. A wide variety of resources will be used that will be of help with future identification of common UK trees. The walk will start at Logie Steading, as we then head off to walk along the beautiful Findhorn River. During the walk we will also discuss some of the ethnobotany of each species. This course is for complete beginners, forest school leaders, bushcraft practitioners, lovers of plants and those will some botany or none… all welcome! Hand lenses and field guides provided.
28 November 2020
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Winter Tree Identification Workshop Moray

Winter Tree Identification Workshop Moray

Buds, Bark, Lenticels, Leaf Scars.... During this informative and fun workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn the basic 'botanese' (language of plants) that will assist you with identifying native UK trees in the winter. The workshop will be half classroom based at the delightful Logie Steading, and half in the field by the beautiful Findhorn River. During the workshop you will have the chance to put your newly learned identification skills to practice, whilst also discussing some ethnobotany of each species, as we wander through the woods. This course is for complete beginners, forest school leaders, bushcraft practitioners, lovers of plants and those will some botany or none… [...]