August 3rd 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, harvest from August abundance and concoct an antiseptic / anti-inflammatory mouthwash with common herbs of the meadow.
Join us to learn more about supporting underserved communities with little or no access to healthcare in our city, about the healing plants growing widely around us and how to transform them into medicine, and become part of our growing networks of herbal community solidarity!
Meet 11am at Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, Middleton Street, London E2 9RR
11am-12.30pm – herb walking & harvesting in the meadow
12.30-2pm – preparing mouthwash mix and bottling the stocks
2-3pm – shared lunch: we ask participants to bring vegetarian food to share, complemented with leaves from the garden!
If you are not in a position to pay the ticket price for the workshop, we are able offer 2 free subsidised places – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org about this or if you are up for paying extra to subsidise a place for someone
Products made during the workshop will be donated to the Mobile Apothecary – distributing fresh herbal remedies locally alongside Refugee Community Kitchen in Hackney.
Herbalists without Borders London have been offering support and solidarity to displaced people in the UK and abroad with herbal medicines since 2015.
In winter 2018 a root harvest and medicine making workshop organised in partnership with Phytology and St Margaret’s Housein Bethnal Green, to create a stock of first-aid remedies for herbalists to take to Calais & Dunkirk, inspired an exciting model for community-delivered herbal healthcare. This collaborative project is kindly supported by St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace.
All are welcome to get involved.