Grass Roots Remedies Co-operative (ScotLAND Learner)

LAND Demonstration Network
LAND Region: 
ScotlandLothians
LAND Learner
Summary
Summary: 

Grass Roots Remedies Co-op is a Workers’ Co-operative based in Edinburgh, working to rekindle our rich tradition of herbal community healthcare and promote ecologically responsible herbalism.

About the project
Detailed Description: 

We are an Edinburgh based herbal medicine workers’ co-operative whose central philosophy is that herbal medicine is the medicine of the people and should be accessible to everyone, and practised in an ecologically responsible way. We offer a series of practical courses and workshops, run the low cost Wester Hailes Community Herbal Medicine Clinic, a private clinic in Granton, the Blackford Glen Medicine Garden, and produce simple resources to enable folks to practice herbalism at home.
Since 2015 we have been running a community wide project in Wester Hailes, South West Edinburgh - we run a weekly herbal clinic in an integrated NHS & Edinburgh Council Health Centre, and alongside the clinic offer free workshops on foraging, herb growing & medicine making. From spring 2018 we have been running our Communitea project - a multi-site satellite approach to growing medicinal herbs on a community scale to be turned into herbal tea blends for distribution across the neighbourhood.
We are aiming to 'close the circle' with our medicine  - produce the medicine in the community for use by the community. Our work hopes to be an example of social & ecological permaculture principles in action on a community scale.

Project Detailed Information
Read Grassroots Remedies' first blog post here - https://scotland.permaculture.org.uk/articles/introducing-grass-roots-remedies-co-operative-closing-circle-local-medicine-local-people
Number of people involved: 
3
Project Contact Details
Contact Name: 
Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre, 30 Harvesters' Way
Telephone number: 
07724 361 24
Project Dates
January, 2015
Online links
Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre 30 Harvesters Way
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH14 3JF
United Kingdom
Midlothian GB