Forthcoming

Herbal Uprising Part 3: Herbal Community Care Toolkit for BPoC

7pm - 8:15pm

Online

Join us for Herbal Uprising Parts 3 (BPOC only). About this event In collaboration with Herbal Blessing Clinic’s Rabiah Mali & Healing Justice LDN, ‘Herbal Uprising’  is a series of 3 sessions that will explore the potential of plant medicine to deepen our connection to land and nurture a sense of belonging. Participants are invited to Phytology Community…

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Herbal Uprising Part 4: Herbal Community Care Toolkit for BPoC

11am - 3pm Sunday, 3rd September 2022

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join us for Herbal Uprising Part 4 (BPOC only). About this event In collaboration with Herbal Blessing Clinic’s Rabiah Mali & Healing Justice LDN, ‘Herbal Uprising’ is a series of 3 sessions that will explore the potential of plant medicine to deepen our connection to land and nurture a sense of belonging. Participants are invited to Phytology Community…

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Insect Survey Workshop – Surface, Soil & Leaf litter Invertebrates

1pm - 4pm Saturday, 17th September 2022

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Our local insect expert, Gino Brignoli, will be hosting a series of insect (invertebrate) workshops across summer. The workshops will celebrate local invertebrate fauna by providing first-hand knowledge on how to use non-lethal, non-destructive methods to survey insect populations living within the Nature Reserve. The third workshop will look at surface, soil & leaf litter Invertebrates that…

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Bethnal Green Nature Reserve – Weekly Volunteer Sessions

11am - 1pm Saturday, July, September, October, November 2022

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

In 2022 we will be hosting weekly volunteer sessions 11am – 1pm each Saturday throughout July, September, October and November. These sessions are for regular volunteers who have previously joined our volunteer introduction sessions. We have x8 places each Saturday, so please email info@nomad.org.uk to confirm a place. If your new to the Bethnal Green Nature…

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OPENING TIMES

Saturday @ 2pm - 4pm, 7th May - 10th December 2022

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

The Bethnal Green Nature Reserve will be open each Saturday; 2pm – 4pm 7th May till 10th December Come and explore this small but mighty urban Nature Reserve, an oasis in the city. This space is a WW2 bomb-site that has been cared for since 1977 by local residents, volunteers, staff, trustees and its non-human…

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Past

Insect Survey Workshop – Aquatic Invertebrates

1pm - 4pm, Saturday 6th August 2022

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Our local insect expert, Gino Brignoli, will be hosting a series of insect (invertebrate) workshops across summer. The workshops will celebrate local invertebrate fauna by providing first-hand knowledge on how to use non-lethal, non-destructive methods to survey insect populations living within the Nature Reserve. The forth workshop in the series will look closely at aquatic invertebrates, their…

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‘Red Echo’ by Eduardo Padilha

June 1st - 31st July 2022

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Eduardo Padilha’s latest billboard is called ‘Red Echo’, a vivid large-scale paper artwork created through a process called ‘eco-printing’. The dye from these eco-prints has been sourced from plant material foraged within the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. This billboard is the second in a triptych of large-scale artworks, part of Eduardo’s site wide installation titled…

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Mobile Apothecary Street Service

7pm - 8pm, 31st July 2022

Corner of Bethnal Green Rd + Cambridge Heath Rd

The Mobile Apothecary will be serving on the Corner of Bethnal Green Rd + Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green: Sunday 31st July @ 7pm – 8pm. We will be serving alongside Refugee Community Kitchen. The Mobile Apothecary supports underserved communities in the locality with good-quality, homegrown and communally-made herbal remedies. All welcome!

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Learning from herbs: tea tasting and plant observation with Mila.

2pm - 5pm Sunday, 31st July 2022

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

As part of the ongoing experimental ecology survey at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, this workshop will be looking at the physical and emotional responses that plants generate within us. 2pm – 5pm Sunday ,31st of July Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve To reserve a ticket please email info@nomad.org.uk This will be done by interacting…

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The Non-existent Gardener by Eduardo Padilha

Saturday's 2pm - 4pm, May - June 2022

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

The Non-existent Gardener by Eduardo Padilha Eduardo Padilha has been researching and developing ideas as The Non-existent Gardener, – an alter ego inspired by the character Agilulf a medieval knight in Italo Calvino’s novel, The Non-existent Knight (1959). The book is an exploration of identity, migration, integration and manners, as observed through Agilulf whose physical…

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New Volunteers Session – 30th July 2022

2pm - 4pm, 30th July 2022

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

In 2022 we will be hosting monthly volunteer sessions for new volunteers at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. The next session will take place 2pm – 4pm Saturday, 30th July 2022. You’ll learn about the Nature Reserves rich history and help care for the woodland, ponds and medicine garden over the Spring and Summer months. We…

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Forest Friday’s – free, weekly forest school

4pm - 5:30pm each Friday, July 2022

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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Cyanotype Workshop by Hayley Harrison & Melanie King

11am - 2pm Sunday, 24th July 2022

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Cyanotype type printing is an alternative photography process using chemicals that create blue prints when exposed to sunlight. You’ll learn how to make one-off Cyanotype prints from flowers, leaves and objects found in and around the Nature Reserve. Feel free to bring your own stencils, pressed flowers, or interesting shaped objects.  11am – 2pm, 24th…

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Hidden Rung presents ‘Canopy Soundscapes’

7pm - 10pm Saturday, 23rd July 2022

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Musician and sound artist Hidden Rung presents a delicate evening of soundscapes, field recordings and assorted acoustics for drifting off at; Phytology, Bethnal Green 7pm – 10pm Saturday, 23rd July 2022 Tickets £5 donation – www.eventbrite.com We invite you to lie or sit silently and watch the foliage with a live mix of soothing, exploratory…

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The Gardening Drawing Club: VOL. 1 Summer

2pm - 4pm, 23rd July 2022

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Founded in 2021, The Gardening Drawing Club is a series of unique events with a holistic approach offering free access to arts and horticulture in Britain. With monthly happenings, The Gardening Drawing is hosted in a broad range of locations, from art centres to community gardens and temples; the events range from workshops to talks…

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Experimental Ecology Survey Workshop; ‘A morning with Terry Lyle & Izzy Johnson: Stories and Flora of the BGNR from 1970’s to now’

10:30am - 1:30pm Friday, 22nd July 2022

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

As part of an ongoing experimental ecology survey at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, this workshop will be centered around sharing stories about the history of the Reserve as we explore the site and its flora, tasting, smelling and touching as we go.   Friday 22nd, 10:30am – 1:30pm  Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve  …

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Herbal Uprising Part 2: Herbal Allies for Speaking into Truth

11am - 3pm Sunday, 17th July 2022

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join us for Herbal Uprising Part 2 (women and trans femme people only). About this event In collaboration with Herbal Blessing Clinic’s Rabiah Mali & Healing Justice LDN, ‘Herbal Uprising’ is a series of 3 sessions that will explore the potential of plant medicine to deepen our connection to land and nurture a sense of belonging….

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EARTHSHAPES #5 – Digesting Summer

6pm - 8:30pm, 12th July 2022

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join Becky Lyon / ELASTIC FICTION for the fifth in a series of 8 art-practice-led gatherings following seasonal rhythms. About this event Join Becky Lyon / ELASTIC FICTION for the fifth in a series of 8 art-practice-led gatherings following and drawing attention to seasonal rhythms, patterns of place and earth-centric chronology.   6pm – 8:30pm,…

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Experimental Ecology Survey Workshop; ‘What’s your herb culture’?

4pm - 7pm Sunday, 10th July 2022

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Mixing our medicine ways and sharing our plant love. As part of the experimental Ecology Survey at the Bethnal Green Natural Reserve, we are gathering with community herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad to craft seasonal remedies that reflect our personal sharing’s and mutual needs. 4pm – 7pm Sunday, 10th July 2022 Tickets (free) – www.eventbrite.com By understanding…

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The Non-existent Gardener – Artist Talk with Adelaide Bannerman & Eduardo Padilha

6pm - 8pm Wednesday, 6th July 2022

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Eduardo Padilha & Adelaide Bannerman will be discussing ‘The Non-existent Gardener’, the current site wide installation by Eduardo Padilha. The Non-existent Gardener, – an alter ego inspired by the character Agilulf a medieval knight in Italo Calvino’s novel, The Non-existent Knight (1959). The book is an exploration of identity, migration, integration and manners, as observed…

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Insect Survey Workshop – Invertebrates on Plants & Flying Invertebrates

1pm - 4pm Saturday, 2nd July 2022

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Our local insect expert, Gino Brignoli, will be hosting a series of insect (invertebrate) workshops across summer. The workshops will celebrate local invertebrate fauna by providing first-hand knowledge on how to use non-lethal, non-destructive methods to survey insect populations living within the Nature Reserve. The third workshop will look at Invertebrates on Plants & Flying Invertebrates that…

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