The Rowan is a small hardy tree that is also known as the Mountain Ash. In autumn its leaves bring early hues of orange and gold to the lower levels of the forest and on the hillsides.
It's one of the first of the UK native trees to produce berries providing food for the birds and the eager forager. In this short film we show you how to take these highly nutritious berries and prepare them to make Rowan Berry Jelly, a tasty accompaniment for a wide range of foods.
This video is made in partnership with woodlands.co.uk and many more similar videos can be found on their YouTube Chanel WoodlandsTV
This activity is great fun and will supercharge your wellbeing as it boosts your wellbeing and connects you with nature:
Get Active- talk a walk in search of the berries
Keep Learning- develop new skills as you go through the process of making the jelly.
Think Community- Take only what you need and leave plenty for the birds
Practice Kindness- Deliver a delicious jar of Rowan Berry Jelly to your neighbours.
Be Mindful- Take your time to pick the berries, listen to the sounds of nature and look carefully for insects amongst the leaves.
Nature Connection- Learning about the land and the wild foods that can sustain us is a great way to connect with nature.