Foraging


Making a woven basket from sweet chestnut bark   Recently updated !

Last weekend we ran our Bark Containers course and so I recorded some footage to show what goes into making a woven basket from sweet chestnut bark.  The process is relatively straightforward – fell a sweet chestnut stem and cut it into manageable lengths; scrape off the outer bark; cut into strips; weave into a […]

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bushcraft uses for ground ivy | woodland herbal teas | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

Bushcraft uses for ground ivy

Continuing with a look at some common spring time plants and their uses to us in bushcraft, here’s a video in which I talk about some of the many uses for ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea). We often talk about bushcraft uses for ground ivy on our1 Day Foraging course and our Herbal Remedies courses. You can see […]


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All about dandelions

A post from Nicola. All about dandelions There are more than 30 different species of dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) around the world.  The dandelion grows in lawns, fields, meadows and roadside verges, in fact it can pop up almost anywhere.  It is a member of the Asteraceae family (daisy family).  It is a dicotyledon, which means […]