Practical plants were stars of the show
ALMOST 100 people took part in the recent Ross of Mull’s innovative and creative ‘Practical Plants’ Day held at Creich Hall.
The event was organised by Emily Wilkins, Countryside Ranger with Mull and Iona Community Trust and a small group of helpers.
And set-up costs were covered by a donation from Mull Eagle Watch. Local residents ran workshops on fabric dyeing, basket making, wild food cooking, seaweed identification and foraging, cordage making, plant foraging, healing plants folklore and peat cutting, and home made lunches and cakes were provided by an inspired pop-up cafe. There were also green woodworking demonstrations, a talk on the symbolism of heather and a display highlighting the plants in Mull’s Gaelic place names. The inspirational and informative event showcased new skills based on old traditions and new ways of using natural resources. It also demonstrated the enormous talent and community spirit of residents on the Ross. In response to appreciation and requests for further events of this kind, it is hoped to repeat this venture next