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Delicious Nettles!

Nettles are one of nature's most versatile plants. For centuries they have been used as Spring tonics, teas, soups, pestos and even made into fibres for cloth and and if you get a sting, the acid from the plant  can help arthritis sufferers by releasing that uric acid into the bloodstream . We use them

Make Me a Forager!

2015! It has a nice new ring to it. New possibilities, new adventures and for us here at Blackstairs Ecotrails lots of new workshops and events for you to discover. We started Blackstairs EcoTrails in 2011, so this is our fourth year in business. For those of you who don't know much about us we

Ten Things I liked about the Wild Food Summer School – David Donohoe

  Ten things I loved about The Blackstairs Eco Trail's  Summer School Autumn has always been my favourite season, with that golden sun that burrows beneath the skin to leave enough glow to last the winter - the same sun that ripens the fruits of the hedgerows and jolts those enigmatic mushrooms into springing forth.

New Workshops for the Autumn

We have a couple of workshops coming up in the next few weeks to coincide with Autumn foraging and dare I say it, a Edible Christmas Gifts workshop. Here are the dates for your diary. October 18th a Find It, Pick it, Cook it, Eat it Workshop November 15th our Edible Christmas Gifts Workshop. November

Update on Wild Food Summer School

I had breakfast outside this morning with the sun high overhead in an extraordinarily blue sky. Fresh strawberries from the garden, warm brown bread from the oven and a big pot of tea! Bliss. Yes I'm trying to whet your appetite for our Summer School. We have a great line up  of speakers- see  details

Spring Foraging Recipes

South Co. Carlow is looking magnifcent this morning. Sun high in the sky, birds singing, blossom everywhere and our small county is basking in the very best of spring days.. I was in Powerscourt last Saturday givng a talk on Herbs and their great medicinal  powers and their uses in cooking. Some of the guests