Forthcoming

Tree School

Monday 29th July - Friday 2nd August, 2019

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Phytology hosts a week-long summer school for local children and young people in Bethnal Green. 29th July – 2nd August, 2019. The course explores the historic and contemporary relationship between humans and trees – including food, shelter, habitat and oxygen production. The Tree School is delivered by Ecologists, Artists, Scientists and Forest School Teachers. …..

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Mobile Apothecary Workshop #4

11am - 3pm, 3rd August

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

High summer outing for the Mobile Apothecary! Come participate in our day at the medicinal meadow, meeting and gathering healing herbs of the season and joining together in making stocks of plant remedies for distribution to street communities alongside Refugee Community Kitchen Hackney. This month we will see what is at its peak in the garden,…

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Past

Remaking the soil food web

11am - 4pm, 20 July, 2019

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join soil ecologist Olly Edmonds and artist Melissa Thompson for a day long workshop which uncovers the fascinating relationships, exchanges and stories which are buried in the soil. We will dig deep into the soils of Bethnal Green to explore the vast communities of microorganisms, insects, worms, birds and mammals who are part of making…

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Site Tour & Volunteer Session

Saturday 29th June - 11am till 1pm

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join our monthly medicine garden introduction and site management working-group. 11am – 1pm Saturday, 29th June We discuss woodland, wetland and medicine garden management, while supporting the upkeep and ongoing care of the Reserve. Please email info@nomadprojects.org if you would like to join this session.

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Kupala Festival 2019 – Lunar Edition

Saturday 22nd June May, 5pm till 8pm

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

This year’s festival will feature performative works by artists responding to the theme of the moon. Participating artists: Rosanna Dean, Sarah Fortais, Vanessa von Heydebreck, Yva Jung, Jin Han Lee, Inês Neto dos Santos, Sean Roy Parker and Olha Pryymak.   Curated by Yva Jung and Olha Pryymak. Tickets and information available here!

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Mobile Apothecary

Sunday 16th June, 7:30pm till 8:30pm

Corner of Bethnal Green & Cambridge Heath Rd

The Mobile Apothecary will return to Bethnal Green on 16th June. The Mobile Apothecary is a collaborate between Phytology, Herbalists Without Borders & St Margarets House – delivering free, freshly prepared herbal medicines to communities in Tower Hamlets.

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Mobile Apothecary Workshop pt.3

Saturday 15th June, 11am - 3pm

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

The Mobile Apothecary returns to Phytology in June. Phytology; 11am – 3pm, 15th June. The session will be led by the brilliant Melissa Ronaldson. You will learn to identify, harvest and process fresh medicinal herbs. The workshop will focus on making Bruise Ointment with Comfrey, St John’s Wort, Calendula and Daisies. Tickets – here!* bring a…

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London’s Modern Nature: Nurturing green spaces in the capital

Saturday 1st June, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Drawing Room, 1-27 Rodney Place, London SE17 1PP

Public Talk @ The Drawing Room. Sat 1st June 2019 : 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Katharine Stout, curator of Modern Nature, chairs a panel discussion with Joyce Cronin of The Bower, located in Brunswick Park, Camberwell and Michael Smythe of Phytology, located at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. Together they discuss the importance of maintaining and nurturing urban…

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Site Tour & Volunteer Session

Saturday 1st June - 11am till 1pm

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join our monthly medicine garden introduction and site management working-group. 11am – 1pm Saturday, 1st June We discuss woodland, wetland and medicine garden management, while supporting the upkeep and ongoing care of the Reserve.   Please email info@nomadprojects.org if you would like to join this session.    

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Mobile Apothecary Workshop pt.2

Sunday 12th May, 11am - 3pm

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

The Mobile Apothecary returns to Phytology this May! Our second outing will focus on medicinal plants, shrubs and trees coming into flower throughout Spring. The workshop session will specifically focus on Elder and Hawthorn tree’s, alongside the musky aromatic medicine of Ground Ivy. You will learn how to identify, harvest and make fresh remedies under…

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Microscopic Lunch

Saturday 11th May, 12:30 till 14:00

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join us for a free shared lunch and microscope gazing session at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. Bring some food to share and anything you’d like to look at in our new microscope! This is an informal gathering, but we’ll be thinking particularly about soil life and touch. For more details or access information email hari@nomad.org.uk…

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UpRoot

Sunday 5th May, 10am - 4pm

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

A CREATIVE WRITING, PERFORMANCE AND GARDENING WORKSHOP FOR EAST-LONDONERS TRYING TO PUT DOWN ROOTS. . As part of 2 Degrees Festival by Artsadmin, award-winning artist company Curious are offering a free creative workshop for people who, like them, have recently moved to a new place. UpRoot accompanies Curious’ new performance Wild Longings, which celebrates diversity,…

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UpRoot

Saturday 4th May, 10am - 4pm

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

A CREATIVE WRITING, PERFORMANCE AND GARDENING WORKSHOP FOR EAST-LONDONERS TRYING TO PUT DOWN ROOTS. . As part of 2 Degrees Festival by Artsadmin, award-winning artist company Curious are offering a free creative workshop for people who, like them, have recently moved to a new place. UpRoot accompanies Curious’ new performance Wild Longings, which celebrates diversity,…

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Mobile Apothecary Workshop pt.1

Sunday 7th April, 11am - 3pm

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join our new monthly herb harvest + medicine making workshop at Phytology & The Create Place. The first session will take place on Sunday 7th April, 11am – 3pm. Spring Greens: Join us in the Phytology meadow to harvest the abundance of Cleavers, a wild spring tonic herb that supports our immune systems and offers nourishment at…

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Microscopic Lunch

Friday 5th April, 12:30pm - 2pm

Keddleston Community Centre, 3 Hollybush Gardens E2 9QT

Join us today for our first Microscopic Lunch – this is part of a series of lunches, workshops and events in which we will be examining our relationships with the microbial worlds which we inhabit and which inhabit us. . bring a dish to share and something you’d like to look at in the microscope…

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‘Speaking to the City’ billboard installation

30th August - 14th December, 2018

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

The Alternative School of Economics is a collaboration between artists Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck. It is both an artwork and a way of working; it links artist practice with self-education as a way to study economics, creating a framework for investigating political, social and cultural issues. The Alternative School of Economics are in residence at Phytology…

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ROOT HARVEST – Solidarity Medicine Making

10am - 1pm, 24th November

Bethnal Green Nature Reserve & St Margarets House

Join Community Herbalists Rasheeqa Ahmad (Hedge Herbs, Herbalists Without Borders (HWB) London) & Shumaisa Khan (HWB-Sussex, Phytology), for a community root harvest at the Phytology medicine garden, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. The root stock will be made into medicine for refugees currently living in camps across France. Rasheeqa will also guide participants in making a simple cough…

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Annual General Meeting

6pm - 7:30pm, November 13th 2018

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, London E3 4PX

The Bethnal Green Nature Reserve Trust invite you to our Annual General Meeting. Time – 6pm till 7:30pm Tuesday, 13th November 2018 Location –  Soanes Centre, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Southern Grove, London E3 4PX All welcome! Your presence at this Annual General Meeting is a great way to support the Charity, hear news from the past year and discuss plans for…

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