Forthcoming

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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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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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…

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Mobile Apothecary

The Mobile Apothecary will return to Bethnal Green on; 7:30pm – 8:30pm, June 16th. Bethnal Green Tube (corner of Bethnal Green Rd & Cambridge Heath Rd). 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.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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Bat Walk at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

6pm - 8pm, 29th Sept

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Evening Bat Walk at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park with Ecologist Olly Edmonds Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park – meet by the Soanes Centre, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park main entrance on the corner of Southern Grove and Hamlets Way at 6pm. Join us for the last bat walk of the season where we’ll enjoy the spectacle of bats…

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Bat Habitat Workshop

11am - 1pm, 29th September

Rocky Park, off Ellsworth St, Bethnal Green E2 0AU

Join Phytology Ecologist, Olly Edmonds for our final bat box install of the season at the Hollybush Estate, Bethnal Green. Help build, paint & install bat boxes around this great East London housing estate. We will also be installing one of our famous ‘rocket’ bat box towers! Olly will lead a walking tour of the…

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Urban Mind – Launch Event

6pm - 8pm, 20th Sept

Eastern Curve Garden, Dalston 13 Dalston Ln, London E8 3DF

Help us understand how city living is affecting mental health and wellbeing Please join us for the launch of Urban Mind, an international research project exploring how the urban environment influences mental health and wellbeing. Over three-and-a-half billion people, more than half the world’s population, live in urban areas. This number is rising fast, and it…

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Campfire Club: Jim Causley + Saskia Maxwell

7pm - 11pm, 15th Sept

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Returning for a fourth summer filling London’s green spaces with music. A concert like no other: unamplified, outdoors, around a fire. Gather together and listen. Tickets here! Jim Causley During the past decade Causley has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, last year he was nominated as…

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Urgent Matters III

3pm - 5:30pm, 8th Sept

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Urgent Matters III: soil, poetry and care, brings together creative, philosophical, ethical, poetic and political concerns in relation to soil. We are delighted to invite Maria Puig de la Bellacasa and Dimitris Papadopoulos to share their work on these themes, in conversation with the Soil Ecologies poetry group, and a selection of performances from Katherine McMahon, Ama Josephine Budge and Helena Hunter. This…

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Calming Yoga by Lemonade Yoga Life

1pm - 2pm, 8th Sept

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Come and join us this summer or calming, meditative and balancing yoga sessions with yoga practitioner Rosemarie St. Louis. http://www.lemonadeyogalife.com Relax the mind and body within the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve with a slow moving yoga, and finish the session with a fresh cup of relaxing herbal tea picked from Phytology’s medicinal meadow. All levels welcome!…

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Herbal Medicine Workshops: Herbal Tinctures for Digestion

11am - 1pm, 8th September

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Led by Phytology Medical Herbalist Molly Maitland. Focus: Internal Medicinal Tinctures for Digestion An introduction to tincture making and how to make medicines for internal use at home. Explore the Phytology meadow and make your own tailor made medicinal tinctures to take home. Phytology’s summer workshops offer an introduction to the native plants growing in the…

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