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Organisation Details

Address Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre , 30 Harvesters Way, Wester Hailes
Post Code EH14 3JF
Locality South West 
Telephone 07724 361 240
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  • Health
  • Social Economy/Social Enterprise

We are an Edinburgh based workers’ cooperative whose central philosophy is that herbal medicine is the medicine of the people and should be accessible to everyone. We offer a series of practical courses and workshops, run the low cost Wester Hailes Community Herbal Medicine Clinic and the Blackford Glen Medicine Garden, and produce simple resources to enable folks to practice herbalism at home.

As a Co-op we are members of the Scottish Radical Herbal Network, the Association of Foragers, and the Scottish Wild Harvest’s Association.

Our Members...

Soraya Bishop

After reading Ecology & Conservation at The University of Edinburgh, Soraya spent 4 years as a community gardener in Wester Hailes & Craigmillar, Edinburgh growing food & foraging with folk. Now part of Grass Roots Remedies Co-op Soraya works with community groups in & around Edinburgh running courses & workshops. With a love of growing food & foraging for it’s ability to ground & connect us she has also studied her Diploma in Herbology, Permaculture Design Certificate, & has a love for birds, the hills, cooking & creating.

Ally Hurcikova

Ally is a Medical Herbalist (BSc Hons) and currently runs the Wester Hailes Community Herbal Clinic, providing low cost herbal medicine to local residents, and a private clinic in North Edinburgh. She is also part of the Herbal Unity Collective in Glasgow which provides a free clinic for refugees and people affected by the asylum process. Ally is a trained First Response in Emergency Care practitioner and is interested in where plant medicine and emergency medicine can meet. She is also a permaculturalist, gardener, social justice activist, forager, environmentalist and lover of plants and wild places.