Forthcoming

Forest Friday – October Half Term Session

10am-12:30pm + 1:30pm-4pm, 29th October 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Forest Friday’s is a free, weekly forest school for local children and families to explore the wonders of nature on your doorstep. School aged children and their families can learn about the community of plants, trees and animals that live in our small woodland here in Bethnal Green. Sessions will run each Friday (rain or…

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Volunteer Sessions – September till October 2021

11am - 1pm Saturday, September till October 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join our weekly medicine garden volunteer sessions each Saturday 11am – 1pm throughout September & October. You’ll learn how to identify, nurture and harvest a wide variety of medicine plants grown within the Phytology medicine garden. Generally regarded as weeds, the plants in the garden have been selected for their historic and ongoing use in phytotherapy, traditional…

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Volunteer Sessions – 27th November 2021

11am - 1pm, 27th November, 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

We are holding monthly volunteer sessions at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve across the winter months. The sessions will take place between 11am – 1pm on the final Saturday of each month. The next session will take place 11am – 1pm, 27th November 2021. You’ll learn about the Nature Reserves rich history and help care…

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Forest Friday’s

4pm - 5:30pm Friday, October - November 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Forest Friday’s is a free, weekly forest school for local children and families to explore the wonders of nature on your doorstep. School aged children and their families can learn about the community of plants, trees and animals that live in our small woodland here in Bethnal Green. Sessions will run each Friday (rain or…

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Mobile Apothecary – Autumn Schedule

8pm - 9pm, 7th Oct, 4th Nov, 2nd Dec 2021

Hackney Town Hall

Mobile Apothecary – Autumn Schedule 2021 7th October, Hackney Town Hall @ 8pm – 9pm 4th November, Hackney Town Hall @ 8pm – 9pm 2nd December, Hackney Town Hall @ 8pm – 9pm   We will be serving alongside the brilliant Street Kitchen & Refugee Community Kitchen. The Mobile Apothecary supports underserved communities in the locality with good-quality,…

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Past

Laughter & Nature Comedy Night

7pm - 10pm Saturday, 9th October 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join us for a night or stand-up comedy at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. 7pm – 10pm, 9th October Laughter & Nature Comedy Night is an experiMENTAL open mic comedy event, offering performers and audience a relaxed and friendly place to enjoy doing something they love – whether it’s laughing, or making other people laugh….

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Letters to the Earth: A Creative Workshop

10am - 12pm, 3rd September 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Time to Pause. Time to Connect. Time to Listen. Connect with others to share your responses to the current crises we face: climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice and our uncertain future.  Through deep listening, nature connection and creative writing we’ll create messages for a better future. . By writing and sharing your own Letter…

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August Holiday Nature Club

23rd - 27th August 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Forest Friday’s is a free outdoor learning opportunity for local children and families to explore the wonders of nature on your doorstep. We will be holding a week long Nature Club for children and young people this August. Dates: 23rd – 27th August, 2021 Where: Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, Middleton St, E2 9RR How to…

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Leaf Hearing Blue, Moss Tickling a Soil by Becky Lyon

2pm - 3:30pm, 21st - 22nd August 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join Becky Lyon + ELASTIC FICTION for three experimental workshops inviting you to re-sensitise, re-tune and imagine-with the ecology found within the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. This forms part of the ‘Places to Intervene in a System’ exhibition taking place at multiple locations across Bethnal Green – 20th – 22nd August 2021.    2pm –…

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The London Moth Project: Live event and ID session

Join Katherine Pogson as she surveys and documents month populations living  in the heart of Bethnal Green! Meet some of the surprising hidden creatures that live in the local area, learn their names, habits, origin stories… discovering the Hawks, Tigers, and even Elephants that inhabit our urban oases’. The study of moths and butterflies goes…

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Ecology Internship – Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, Tower Hamlets

We are recruiting an Ecology Intern aged 18 – 25 years old from underrepresent groups within the conservation sector i.e. BIPOC, ethnic minorities, people from working class backgrounds & LGBTQ+ communities. The internship is a paid role offering first-hand work experience in urban wetland development and ecosystem management. Interns will receive training from professional Ecologists…

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Forest Friday’s

Forest Friday’s is a free, weekly forest school for local children and families to explore the wonders of nature on your doorstep. School aged children and their families can learn about the community of plants, trees and animals that live in our small woodland here in Bethnal Green. Sessions will run each Friday (rain or…

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PRIMORDIAL SKY 

7:30pm - 8:30pm, July 31st

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Primordial Sky is an experimental performance of music and movement taking place across the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve woodlands. A symbiosis of music/dance/sculpture will correspond with above-ground and soil ecologies featuring Àssia, FAUCI, Jawara Alleyne, Koichi Yamanoha, Naima Karlsson, Nissa Nishikawa, YaYa Bones. 7:30pm-8:30pm, July 31st Bethnal Green Nature Reserve Please email info@nomad.org.uk to confirm…

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Recipes for Resistance: Migration and un/belongin

2pm - 5pm Saturday, 31st July 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Healing Justice Ldn have teamed up with Recipes for Resistance to offer three workshops exploring Memory, Grief, and Un/belonging in relationship to the politics of food and identity. The third session was hosted at Phytology, offering a physical space to gather and close the series which had previously been online. . Raju Rage facilitated a…

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Mobile Apothecary Schedule

April till July, 2021

Free herbal medicine to support community health. 11th April, Bethnal Green Tube Station @ 7:30pm – 8:30pm 22nd April, Hackney Town Hall @ 8pm – 9pm 7th May, Ridley Road Dalston @ 7:45pm – 8:45pm 23rd May, Bethnal Green Tube Station @ 7:30pm – 8:30pm 3rd June, Hackney Town Hall @ 8pm – 9pm 18th…

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Wild Walk Workshop

11am - 1pm + 2pm - 4pm, 24th July 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

This workshop will take you into the depths of the woods, looking closely at the flora and fauna of Bethnal Green. The workshop will explore the rich biodiversity living in our woodlands from insect, bird, amphibian and mammal life lining inside the Reserve.   These workshops are free open to all abilities.  Booking essential, as…

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Bird Watching Workshop

2pm - 4pm, 24th July 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join Jane Laurie, local artist and bird expert, on a bird watching walk around Bethnal Green. Jane will play her collection of bird song field recordings from her avine archive. This will be followed by a walk around the reserve to identify the many species living or migrating through our neighbourhood.   These workshops are…

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Bushcraft Workshop pt.2

11am - 1pm + 2pm - 4pm, 10th July 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Learn how to build, maintain and cook on an open campfire this summer. You will learn a range of useful techniques for lighting and maintaining a campfire for cooking up some food. Please bring some bread, a can of soup / beans or anything you feel can be easily cooked using a “Billy-Can”.   These…

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F*Choir Singing Workshop

4pm - 5:30pm, 3rd July 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Meet F*Choir and explore their music and methods at an ‘Open Singing Session’ within the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. Led by Jenny Moore, we will explore breathing and sounding together amongst the trees. We’ll warm up with some quick vocal exercises and learn some arrangements of music by queer artists. Absolutely no singing experience necessary,…

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Whittling Workshop pt.2

11am - 1pm + 2pm - 4pm, 3rd July 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Learn basic wood whittling techniques to make yourself a spoon to take home and enjoy. You will learn a range of woodworking techniques using a bunch of tools such as axes, knives and hook knives. All equipment will be provided (including plasters). This session is suitable for 16 years +.   These workshops are free…

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DIY Biochar & Bacterial Cultures for Soil Workshop pt.2

11am - 12pm Saturday, 3rd July 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Biochar originates from an indigenous Amazonian technique to give nutrition and health to the soil. Scientifically the term biochar is meant to describe the process of using charcoal as a soil improver, but with a holistic approach there is much we can learn when it comes to using biochar, but also working with the soil….

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