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Alder: Research Notes

Alder: Research Notes

Alder: Research Notes Common alder (Alnus glutinosa) is perhaps a less well-known plant species in modern Western herbal medicine. Yet it has much potential as a bitter tonic with astringent, antiinflammatory, antimicrobial and alterative actions. Many traditional...

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Discovering Medicinal Trees in an Arboretum

Discovering Medicinal Trees in an Arboretum

Path alongside Newton St Cyres churchyard to the Arboretum Some arboretums are just waiting to be discovered! Recently we visited the Arboretum at Newton St Cyres, UK. Visiting an arboretum provides a wonderful opportunity to see named trees, both native and...

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Buzzing around medicinal trees

Buzzing around medicinal trees

There are many different kinds of bees that act as pollinators, including honey bees and bumblebees which are social bees living in colonies. Other kinds are solitary bees such as leaf-cutter bees, mason and mining bees, and there are other pollinators including...

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Holt Wood News January 2020

Holt Wood News January 2020

New Medicinal Forest Garden Weekend course New for 2020 is our two-day Medicinal Forest Garden Weekend course which combines elements from all of our day courses. The weekend provides an indepth overview of sustainable cultivation and use of medicinal...

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About a book…

About a book…

At last I can begin to relax as my book all about medicinal trees and shrubs is finally on its way. Permanent Publications will be issuing The Medicinal Forest Garden Handbook in April this year

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Holt Wood Herbs Newsletter June 2019

Holt Wood Herbs Newsletter June 2019

Harvesting course at Holt Wood Welcome to Holt Wood Herbs News, our occasional newsletter round-up from Anne and Kay, about Holt Wood and the Medicinal Forest Garden Trust. Courses at Holt WoodWe have had some amazingly positive feedback on our courses in May about...

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