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The Botanist Foundation

The Botanist Foundation is the Community Interest Company is introduced at the 'State of Nature' launch in Edinburgh.
Mark Williams by the River Kelvin, Glasgow

Along the River Kelvin - Glasgow

There are some beautifully verdant, semi-wild areas of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. The name Glasgow means "green hollow" and has often been translated as "dear green place"
Foraging starts at home

Foraging Starts At Home

Foraging isn't about searching. Its about seeing. Foraging Tutor Mark Williams draws back the green veil.

The Countryside Code - a Quick guide

An informal code of conduct in the countryside. Always check local laws and obtain permissions before foraging.
Wild Plants - Lesser Celandines

Wild Plants and the Law

The law governing foraging, the picking of wild plants for your personal use, varies from country to country around the world.
Islay juniper

Islay Juniper

Juniper (Juniperus communis ssp.nana), once abundant, is now rare on Islay. This local variant is a low, prostrate variety that clings low to the ground mostly in exposed coastal areas
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