The Ethnobotanist

Date/Time 28 April 2024,10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Denmark Farm, Lampeter


Ethnobotany is not just the study of trees and plants but it is also how we interact with them and how we have connected with them and utilised them from the beginning of time.

So whether you are interested in learning about tree & plant identification or the vast amount of different ways we can utilise them in everyday life, then this is the course for you.

We 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 we plan to cover:

-Plant Identification

-Tree Identification


-Herbal Medicine

-Foraging for Food

-Fire Lighting & Cooking

-Making Ointments

-Woodland crafts: leaf bashing, whittle a mushroom and artist charcoal.

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 of course Denmark Farm. 

Fee: £70 per person (includes lunch, campfire snacks and drinks).

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