We are running a series of events about native wildflowers with the emphasis on their medicinal value. Wednesday morning garden sessions will be complemented by monthly evening walks and herbal remedy workshops.
The community garden is always open, but we have regular drop-in sessions for volunteers on Wednesdays 10-12. We will advertise the specific times and dates of led activities, walks and workshops on our website. The walks will take place in the Granton area and its shoreline.
granton:hub is managed by volunteers so we are always looking for people to get involved. We will be looking for people to come along to the Grassroots Remedies led events, but there are regular garden drop-ins and a variety of local history, art and craft events to take part in as well. Please get in touch if you are interested in helping with communications or the set up and organisation of events.
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What we've been up to
|What we did||When we did it||How many people took part||Who was there|
|Ali Murfitt of Our Living Land led a Fungi walk up Corstorphine Hill.||28/09/2019 - 15:00||16||Mixed ages|
|We held a Granton:hub herbals celebration with wildflower inspired storytelling & crafts for the family long with a plant sale & food.||28/09/2019 - 11:00||60||Mixed ages|
|Our Autumnal herb walk with the Edinburgh Shoreline Project along the North Shore of the city for berry season!||16/09/2019 - 18:00||6||Mixed ages|
|In our last gardening session in the series we tended to the herbs and then created more permanent signs for them to last through the winter||04/09/2019 - 10:00||2||Mixed ages|
|In this session, after tending to the plants we turned our infused oils, made in previous workshops into herbal creams for the family.||12/08/2019 - 18:00||14||Mixed ages|
|In our monthly garden session this month we tended to the plants - lots of weeding and watering and harvested some Mallow leaves for tea.||07/08/2019 - 10:00||2||Mixed ages|
|'Fork in the Road' bike trailer kitchen joined us cooking food from the garden while we harvested herbs & made Plantain & Mugwort ointments.||15/07/2019 - 18:00||11||Mixed ages|
|We had a sunny day for our 5th herb gardening session - we harvested lots of herbs to dry for herbal teas and gave everything a good water.||03/07/2019 - 10:00||3||Mixed ages|
|We held a community garden open day showcasing wildflowers grown with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh & Edinburgh Shoreline Project.||19/05/2019 - 13:15||100||Mixed ages|
|Our second herb walk along the coast with the Edinburgh Shoreline Project, identifying wild flowers & their ecology & conservation.||10/06/2019 - 18:00||9||Mixed ages|
|Our 4th herb gardening session weeding and watering our wild medicinal herbs, and creating signs for them.||05/06/2019 - 10:00||6||Mixed ages|
|Our second remedy making session together creating infused oils and balms in the granton:hub after a tour of the wildflowers in the garden.||13/05/2019 - 18:00||7||Mixed ages|
|Our 3rd herb gardening session, thinning our wild flowers and much weeding!||01/05/2019 - 10:00||2||Mixed ages|
|We teamed up with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh & discovered the ecology and conservation concerns of the River Almond.||01/04/2019 - 18:00||6||Mixed ages|
|We continued our monthly herb gardening sessions, sowing Red Clover and harvesting Nettles together.||27/03/2019 - 10:00||2||Mixed ages|
|We looked at some of our medicinal Spring wild flowers, discussing their ecology, conservation, and made medicinal herbal vinegars and pesto||26/03/2019 - 18:00||6||Mixed ages|
|Spring clear up of our herb beds and looked at which medicinal wild flowers we would like to grow this season.||06/03/2019 - 10:00||2||Mixed ages|