Ethnobotany Overnight

Date(s) - 13 Aug 2022 until 14 Aug 2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Ethnobotany is not just the study of trees and plants but it is also how we interact with them and how we have connected with them and utilised them from the beginning of time.
So whether you are interested in learning about tree & plant identification or the vast amount of different ways we can utilise them in everyday life, then this is the course for you.

On this two day and one night course we will explore everything on a deeper level and have the chance to cover more species, as well as look at more ways of utilising and reconnecting with the natural environment.

We will look at ecology, herbal medicine, foraging for food, uses of different woods, natural materials for fire lighting, making cordage, herbal teas and much more!

What we plan to cover:

Identifying Flowering Plants-Plant Identification

-Tree Identification


-Herbal Medicine

-Foraging for Food

-Tool use: knife, axe and folding saw.

-Fire Lighting & Cooking

-Making Ointments & Tinctures

-Woodland crafts: cordage, leaf bashing, artist charcoal, basic natural dyeing.

-Foraging pouch: make your own foraging pouch, with handmade cordage drawstring, with handmade wooden beads.


Camping is included in the price, whether you would like to spend the night in the woods in a hammock or in a tent in the camping field.

Food: As a group we will be cooking dinner on the first day, breakfast the following morning and then lunch. Learn what woods are best for different types of cooking. We will be adding foraged ingredients to each meal. Please bring a packed lunch for the first day. The food for the meals will depend on peoples allergies and diet, etc.

Equipment you need for this course: bowl and cutlery, mug, A spare set of practical clothing, sleeping equipment (sleeping bag, hammock/bivy bag & tarp or tent). Please bring lunch for the first day.

Tutor: Ryan Knight Fox
Ryan is an experienced tutor, having been running his own woodland business ‘Knight-Fox Wild About Learning’ since 2017. He is an Ecologist, Ethnobotanist, Bushcraft Instructor, Social Forester, Forest School Leader and Coastal School Leader. As well as running adult courses, children’s events and after school groups from his site at The New Quay Honey Farm Woods, he has worked with various 
organisations, such as: Coed Lleol/ Actif Woods, Ray Ceredigion, Ieuenctid Tysul Youth, various schools and nurseries, DASH, Flying Start and of course Denmark Farm. 
Fee: £160 per person (includes dinner on Sat, breakfast & lunch on Sun, campfire snacks and drinks)

For terms and conditions of bookings please click here

NB. COVID-19: This workshop will take place with social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures in place.

  • This workshop will take place according to COVID safety regulations at the time of running.
  • Please do not attend if you should be self-isolating for any reason. 
  • There will be a smaller number of participants to allow for good social distancing. 
  • Please come prepared to be outdoors, with plenty of warm & waterproof clothing. 

Ryan is also teaching a one day Introduction to Ethnobotany course on Sunday 26th June 2022.

You may also be interested in other courses and workshops at Denmark Farm. Please see our events calendar for our full list. 

If you would like to make this into a long weekend we can offer either camping or dormitory accommodation for the Friday and Sunday nights. Please do get in touch to check availability.

All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.




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