Harvesting Our Heritage involves learning about the history and uses of different plants in England. Plants are key to our existence as they have been used traditionally for generations for food as herbal medicine and other purposes for sustenance for example, Nettle, Elder and Teasel. There are similar plants in other cultures from different countries used in the same way. Harvesting Our Heritage helps people explore, record and celebrate the traditional uses of plants from different cultures and how they are still being used today. For example, the aim of ‘Ethnomdedica’ or ‘remembered-remedies’ is to gather information about the plant species used medicinally in Britain prior to the introduction of the National Health Service in 1945.
Our activities are dependent on funding so get in touch if your group would like to get involved.