Tag: ethnobotany

Remembering Sami food ambassador Greta Huuva

Listeners to Radio 4’s Food Programme will have head the fascinating account of the Hadza, East Africa’s last group of hunter gatherers with a diet of 95% wild…

My 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress

I only managed one day at the 6GBGC last week but it was a day crammed full of ideas and inspiration from the keynote on Plant Dignity in…

Sami ethnobotany – Pine and Birch

We have just had a facinating week visiting communities and wild places across Scotland with three Sami guests from the Far North of Sweden. Greta and Linn Huuva,…

Wildfood Sami Style

I spent an hour today in a discussion with a group of MSc Gastronomy students from Queen Margaret University considering whether there is a distinctive Scottish cuisine. More…

Ethnobotany of Europe 1 – Tuscan Chestnut Festival

Where else in Europe is there a six day festival celebrating a native tree? Arcidosso in Tuscany has an annual chestnut festival each October honouring the tree which…

Ethnobotanising in Sweden

The Scandinavian countries, which have a similar flora to Scotland, are interesting ethnobotanically but attendance at a four day congress in Gothenburg City on science communication didn’t seem…

The Ash Grove

As part of the Moving Forward from Ash Dieback project we decided to search for a poem that would help people consider the value ash has in our environment…