Past

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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Foraging Workshop

12pm - 1:30pm, 3rd July 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join Izzy (aka Benevolent Weeds) as she leads a foraging walk throughout the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve’s woodlands. You’ll learn about the wild sessional food and medicinal plants that can be harvested throughout the summer months. Wild foods and medicines bring you closer to nature and allows you to interact with the plants, shrubs and…

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Wetland Ecology Survey Workshop

11am - 1pm + 2pm - 4pm, 26th June 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Take part in an ecological surveying of the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve wetlands. We will pond dip and collect a range of insects, amphibians, animals and plants living in our ponds. You will learn how to use an identification keys, magnify glasses and microscopes. This workshop will help us better understand the health of the…

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Campfire Club – The Rheingans Sisters + Sarah Smout

7pm - 10:30pm, 18th June 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

The Nest Collective’s ‘Campfire Club’ is returning to the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve this summer! 7pm – 10:30pm, 18th June 2021 The Rheingans Sisters Winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for ‘Best Original Track’, The Rheingans Sisters make bold, playful and innovative contemporary music that is anchored in folk traditions without being…

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Living Monoliths & Seed Bomb Talk

4pm - 5pm, 12th June 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Maria Roy Deulofeu & Sean Ross are two sustainable designers from the United Matters design collective currently working within the Nature Reserve. Over the past two months they have been experimenting on a project called ‘Living Monoliths’, making large-scale seed bomb structures from soil, straw and seed. Talk time; 4pm – 5pm Maria and Sean’s…

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Whittling Workshop

11am - 1pm + 2pm - 4pm, 12th June 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Learn basic wood whittling techniques to make useful things such as spatulas and spoons. We will learn different techniques for tools such axes, knives and hook knives. All equipment will be provided, including plasters. This session is suitable for 16 years +. Workshop times; 11am – 1pm + 2pm – 4pm Our weekly Ecology workshops are…

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Bug Hunt Workshop

11am - 1pm + 2pm - 4pm, 5th June 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

We will look in the woods and the wetlands for the fascinating invertebrates that live in Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. Using equipment, such as microscopes, magnifiers and identification keys. We will learn interesting facts on invertebrate’s life cycle and their importance for maintaining ecosystem health and balance. Workshop times; 11am – 1pm + 2pm –…

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Tree School – Spring Half Term

10am - 1pm, 1st  –  Friday 4th June 2021

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Tree School returns to the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve for the spring half-term. Tuesday 1st  –  Friday 4th June 2021 Tree School is a free, family friendly opportunity for children 5+ years to explore the natural world on their doorstep. For more information please email Ingrid at treeschool@bgnrt.org.

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DIY Biochar & Bacterial Cultures for Soil Workshop

11am - 12pm Saturday, 29th May 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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