Forthcoming

Through The Microscope

11am - 3pm, 28th September 2019

Calthorpe Community Garden, 258-274 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8LH

Join the Roving Microscope and LEAP Micro AD for this unique opportunity to look inside Calthorpe’s anaerobic digester. A giant mechanical stomach, the digester produces a rich liquid fertiliser and biogas, recycling food waste from nearby households and cafes. During this workshop we will look through the microscope at the different biological lifeworlds that make this possible, comparing aerobic…

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Past

Mobile Apothecary Workshop #5

4:30pm – 7:30pm, September 21st, 2019

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

2019 has seen us developing the Bethnal Green Mobile Apothecary, a productive collaboration between Phytology medicine garden, Herbalists Without Borders London and St Margaret’s House, seeking to support underserved communities in the locality with good-quality, homegrown and communally-made herbal remedies. These are distributed on the street by Bethnal Green tube alongside Refugee Community Kitchen on a monthly basis. We…

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Drawing Nature’s Medicine: Embodying the Autumn Transition

10am – 4pm, September 8th 2019

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Explore the shift from Summer into Autumn through botanical drawing and the elemental teachings of Ayurveda. The day-long workshop will explore how aligning better with nature’s cycles increases resilience. In cultures across the world, our understanding of good health has been linked to balancing the energy of the elements. Autumn offers us a time of…

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Campfire Club: Iona Fyfe & Finnegan Tui

7pm – 10pm, 6th September 2019

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

This summer, The Nest Collective invites you to discover extraordinary music around the campfire. Every week from May to September, the Nest Collective gather in beautiful green spaces under city skylines and listen to amazing music by artists from all over the world. The performances are unamplified, allowing you to get up close and personal and…

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS With Materials & Microbes

10am – 4pm, 1st September 2019

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

An up-close and personal sensory exploration of human-material-microbe interaction, through mudlarking, microscopy, biscuit making and creative writing together. Where do microbes like to live? How do we feel about the materials in our environment. Can looking really closely change our feelings and behaviour towards other matter and ecosystems? . Led by materials enthusiasts;Sarah Wilkes –…

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Bethnal Green Open Gardens Treasure Trail

11am - 9pm, 25th August 2019

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Are you curious about what is growing in the gardens of Bethnal Green? Join us on Sunday 25th August from 11 – 6 for a rare opportunity to explore an amazing network of community run gardens, from The Garrett Centre to Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, Rocky Park Garden, Keddleston Community Centre and beyond. Pick up a…

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Mobile Apothecary Workshop #4

11am - 3pm, 3rd August 2019

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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Tree School

29th July - 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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Remaking the soil food web

11am - 4pm, 20th 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

11am - 1pm, 29th June 2019

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

5pm - 8pm, 22nd June 2019

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

7:00pm - 8:30pm, 16th June 2019

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

11am - 3pm, 15th June 2019

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

4:00pm – 5:30pm, 1st June 2019

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

11am - 1pm, 1st June 2019

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

11am - 3pm, 12th May 2019

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

12:30pm - 2pm, 11th May 2019

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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