Bramble and Elder Course

Introducing the wonderful properties of two our most common plants / shrubs


Course Description

This course aims to introduce the wonderful properties of two our most common plants / shrubs.

On this course we will look at the following;

Elder

  • From its amazing blossom, through the deep red berries and finally its decaying form and what you can use each stage for.
  • Use the thinner branches for some excellent craft ideas.
  • Use long straight branches for friction fire lighting.

Bramble

Not only does it have fruit in the late summer but it can also be used for so much more.

  • Using brambles as ties or withies.
  • Harvesting the fibres for natural cordage.
  • Using bramble for weaving small foraging baskets.