Nettles
 

  Be Nice to Nettles Week
  a CONE initiative
Nettles
 
“Delicious nutritious nettles, bring to mind sunny childhood play days, excellent as an additive to compost and essential for some many caterpillars.

Thank you CONE for raising the profile and improving the reputation of this wild plant, and thanks alike to all who grow them in their garden for butterflies.”

Helen Firminger
Project Manager, London Wildlife Trust Centre for Wildlife Gardening

 

 
 
 

Nettle Week Events 2013

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Friday 17th May

Nettle Bread
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Henderson's Artisan Bakery, Salisbury

Henderson's Artisan Bakery in Salisbury will be making and selling Nettle Bread on Friday and Saturday 17th & 18th May.

Contact 07974 178090 or email Paul Henderson.

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Saturday 18th May

Nettle Bread
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Henderson's Artisan Bakery, Salisbury

Henderson's Artisan Bakery in Salisbury will be making and selling Nettle Bread on Friday and Saturday 17th & 18th May.

Contact 07974 178090 or email Paul Henderson.

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Be Nice to Nettles Weekend
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
RSPB Saltholme, Seaton Carew Rd, Port Clarence, Middlesbrough, TS2 1TU

Be Nice to Nettles Week celebrates how important these formidable plants are to wildlife. Saltholme is celebrating on the weekend of the 18-19 & 25-26 May. As part of our hands-on classroom activities, we will be planting other wildlife friendly flowers and learning about the creatures that live in and around the nettle patch. Plus, we will be serving nettle soup and nettle tea in our café.

A fee is payable.

Website: http://www.rspb.org.uk/saltholme

Contact 01642 546625 or email Liz Morgan.

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Urban Harvest Nettle Celebration
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hornsey Parish Church Hall, Cranley Gdns, N10 3AH

Food, drink, demos, cordage and general nettle appreciation. Everyone welcome. More details here: urbanharvest.wikispaces.com/Nettles

Website: http://www.urbanharvest.org.uk/

Contact 07806 870505 or email Gemma.

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Sunday 19th May

Be Nice to Nettles Weekend
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
RSPB Saltholme, Seaton Carew Rd, Port Clarence, Middlesbrough, TS2 1TU

Be Nice to Nettles Week celebrates how important these formidable plants are to wildlife. Saltholme is celebrating on the weekend of the 18-19 & 25-26 May. As part of our hands-on classroom activities, we will be planting other wildlife friendly flowers and learning about the creatures that live in and around the nettle patch. Plus, we will be serving nettle soup and nettle tea in our café.

A fee is payable.

Website: http://www.rspb.org.uk/saltholme

Contact 01642 546625 or email Liz Morgan.

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Nettle Appreciation Day
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds

Come and learn all about nettles; their importance for wildlife and humans alike! Get hands on with nettles making cord, dyeing with them and try a variety of food and drink. Think nettles are a pointless nuisance? Think again!

Suitable for all ages. £2 per person. No need to book. Follow signs from the café.

A fee is payable.

Website: http://www.facebook.com/Nowton.Park

Contact 01284 757098 or email Fay Jones.

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Learn to love nettles
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Parke, Bovey Tracey

As part of be nice to nettles week come see, taste and touch our much maligned nettle. Sample ointments, beer, food all from stingers and hunt for the creatures that need our nettles. All in partnership with the good folks at Greenwyse. Suitable for all ages. No booking needed. Find us outside the National Trust office opposite the café.

Website: http://greenwyse.co.uk/

Contact 01626 834748 or email National Trust.

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Tuesday 21st May

Love Nettles Day
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Art of Massage, Mill Street, Dolgellau, Gwynedd LL40 1EY

Come and join medical herbalist Belinda Bradbury on free herb walks throughout the day to visit some lovely local nettles, and learn about their many virtues e.g. as medicine and food. Free nettle tea is on offer; recipes for iron tonics etc; and a free nettle quiz and prize draw.

Herb walks are at 11am, 1pm and 4pm. No need to book, just turn up. All welcome.

Website: http://www.brambleherbs.co.uk

Contact 07971 349431 or email Belinda Bradbury.

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Saturday 25th May

Be Nice to Nettles Weekend
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
RSPB Saltholme, Seaton Carew Rd, Port Clarence, Middlesbrough, TS2 1TU

Be Nice to Nettles Week celebrates how important these formidable plants are to wildlife. Saltholme is celebrating on the weekend of the 18-19 & 25-26 May. As part of our hands-on classroom activities, we will be planting other wildlife friendly flowers and learning about the creatures that live in and around the nettle patch. Plus, we will be serving nettle soup and nettle tea in our café.

A fee is payable.

Website: http://www.rspb.org.uk/saltholme

Contact 01642 546625 or email Liz Morgan.

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Sunday 26th May

Be Nice to Nettles Weekend
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
RSPB Saltholme, Seaton Carew Rd, Port Clarence, Middlesbrough, TS2 1TU

Be Nice to Nettles Week celebrates how important these formidable plants are to wildlife. Saltholme is celebrating on the weekend of the 18-19 & 25-26 May. As part of our hands-on classroom activities, we will be planting other wildlife friendly flowers and learning about the creatures that live in and around the nettle patch. Plus, we will be serving nettle soup and nettle tea in our café.

A fee is payable.

Website: http://www.rspb.org.uk/saltholme

Contact 01642 546625 or email Liz Morgan.

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The Latin name of the nettle Urtica comes from the word 'uro' which means to burn!
 
 
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