Ethnobotany is not just the study of trees and plants but it is also how we interact with them, have connected with them and utilised them from the beginning of time.
So whether you are interested in learning about tree and plant identification or the vast amount of different ways we can utilise them in everyday life, then this Ethnobotany course is for you.
The course will look at ecology, herbal medicine, foraging for food, uses of different woods, natural materials for fire lighting, making cordage, herbal teas and more.
What will be covered on the course…
- Plant Identification
- Tree Identification
- Herbal Medicine
- Foraging for Food
- Fire Lighting and Cooking
- Making Ointments
- Woodland crafts – leaf bashing, whittle a mushroom and make artist charcoal.
Lunch is included, which will be cooked on the fire using some foraged ingredients. Tea and coffee are also included, as well as some campfire treats.
Tutor : Ryan Knight-Fox
Ryan is an experienced tutor, having been running his own woodland business Knight-Fox Wild About Learning since 2017. He is an Ecologist, Ethnobotanist, Bushcraft Instructor, Social Forester, Forest School Leader and Coastal School Leader.
As well as running adult courses, children’s events and after school groups from his site at The New Quay Honey Farm Woods, he has worked with various organisations, such as Coed Lleol/ Actif Woods, Ray Ceredigion, Ieuenctid Tysul Youth, various schools and nurseries, DASH, Flying Start and Denmark Farm.