Past

Wormery building workshop with Beth Stewart

11am - 5pm, 11th August

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join us to help make a worm farm for Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. Wormeries are an amazing way of recycling uncooked food waste and producing a rich compost and liquid plant fertiliser called ‘worm tea’. They also provide a great habitat for some of the most important and interesting creatures on the planet. At this workshop…

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Calming Yoga by Lemonade Yoga Life

1pm till 2:30pm - 11th August

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Come and join us this summer or calming, meditative and balancing yoga sessions with yoga practitioner Rosemarie St. Louis. http://www.lemonadeyogalife.com Relax the mind and body within the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve with a slow moving yoga, and finish the session with a fresh cup of relaxing herbal tea picked from Phytology’s medicinal meadow. All levels welcome!…

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Urgent Matters II: answering the call of nature

1pm - 8pm, 10th August

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

This is the second in a series of talks and workshops addressing urgent material, social and environmental concerns through conversation, making, and thinking together. 1pm – 5:30pm In this two part workshop you will have the chance to learn some practical plumbing skills, with Ariana Jordão, Water Resources Biologist from The Centre for Alternative Technology…

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Soil Ecologies Workshop, Part 1 & 2

11am - 4pm, 4th August

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

During this hands on workshop we will explore different ways of relating to, understanding and taking care of soil. Did you know that there is more life in a teaspoon of soil than there are human beings on the planet?! And furthermore we are losing 2.2 million tonnes of topsoil in the UK each year….

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Herbal Medicine Workshop: Herbs to Protect

11am till 1pm, 28th July

Phytology - Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Gain hands on experience making your own bespoke lip and body balm using fresh herbs from the Phytology meadow. We will explore the properties of different carrier oils for external use, learn the different techniques of infusing herbs into oils and you will create a bespoke lip balm made on site to take away with you….

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Yoga with Alessandra Bosi

3:30pm - 5pm, 28th July

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Alessandra Bosi will be leading a Vinyasa class at Phytology. She will move through a open level class focussing on Muladhara, the First Chakra. A great way to recharge Muladhara is walking barefoot and practicing yoga outside, so this is a perfect location. We’ll finish the session with a fresh cup of herbal tea picked from Phytology’s…

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Shared lunch lecture – Nick Bridge

1pm - 2pm, 28th July

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join our resident climate change expert, Nick Bridge, as he introduces ongoing working processes. Nick is the writer in residency throughout 2018. His residency reflects on the meaning and value of the site, and the larger discussions of environmental justice. This summer we will be hosting a series of Shared Lunch Talks where members and contributors of…

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Evening Bat Walk & Moth Calling

8:30pm - 10pm, 21st July

Haggerston Park Orchard, Hackney

Join Ecologist Olly Edmonds to learn all about London bats & the ecological importance of places like Haggerston Park to support these amazing mammals.  8:30pm – 10:00pm  You will learn how to use special bat listening detectors to locate bats as they emerge at dusk & feed over the pond and sports fields. Keeping with the…

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London Radical Herbalism Gathering

10:30am - 5pm, 21st July

Round Chapel Old School Rooms, Clapton

London Radical Herbalism Gathering – Join Shumaisa Khan (Phytology) as she talks about Ayurvedic health & colonisation of European plant medicine tradition by biomedicine.

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Compost Mentis

11am – 5pm, 16th till 21st July

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join Compost Mentis all week as they build our community designed compost toilet. Email – hari@nomad.org.uk for details. Supported by Veolia.  

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Yoga with Alessandra Bosi

3:30pm - 5pm, 21st July

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Alessandra Bosi will be leading a Vinyasa class at Phytology. She will move through a open level class focussing on Muladhara, the First Chakra. A great way to recharge Muladhara is walking barefoot and practicing yoga outside, so this is a perfect location. We’ll finish the session with a fresh cup of herbal tea picked from Phytology’s…

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London National Park City Fair

11:30am - 1pm, 21st July

Conway Hall, Red Lion Sq, WC1

London National Park City, put simply, is a movement to improve life in London. Michael Smythe will discuss various ways we can all influence, shape and design healthier ecosystems in modern cities. He will focus on the relationship between biodiversity & mental health through his current research projects Phytology & Urban Mind. London National Park City Fair – http://www.nationalparkcity.london 

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Help us build a new bat sanctuary in Hackney!

11:30am - 1pm, 21st July

Haggerston Park Orchard, Hackney

 Join us for a bat box & habitat building workshop in Haggerston Park.  11:30am – 1pm Learn all about London bats, the ecological importance of places like Haggerston Park and how we can all enhance our homes to support these amazing mammals. The session will be followed by a tour of the Haggerston Orchard and food growing…

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Shared lunch lecture – Matthew Beach

1pm - 2pm, 21st July

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Join our Resident Geographer, Matthew Beach, as he introduces current working processes. Beach is researching the historical, material, and caring geographies rooted within its participatory art projects. Specifically, the medicinal garden and bat habitat projects — as embodied case studies of the growing interdisciplinary discourse around caring in a more-than-human world.  Matthew’s research will ask ‘What is the role of participatory…

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Dwelling in Phytology – A Movement Based Exploration

10am - 1pm, 21st July

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Dwelling in Phytology is part of a research project exploring and designing tools to expand sensory and movement awareness. Luc and Mira will lead the session through exercises of perception and performance; by awakening our senses, we aim at developing little choreographies in order to communicate our experiences to each other. Can this unfold into dancing…

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London Bulgarian Choir + Harbottle & Jonas

7.00pm - 11.00pm, 20th July 2018

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Tickets here! London Bulgarian Choir The award-winning London Bulgarian Choir is a vibrant, sociable and open-hearted group of singers embracing all nationalities, ages and abilities. The choir was founded in 2000 by Dessislava Stefanova (Dessi), a former singer with the legendary Philip Koutev Bulgarian National Folk Ensemble in Sofia, and thanks to her patience and dedication…

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