Thursday, 30 April 2015

Hedgehog Herbs

From:"Hedge Herbs" <>
Date:Mon, 2 Mar, 2015 at 10:56
Subject:Marvellous March Matters | Hedge Herbs
Hello springtime people,

Aieeeee how exciting the energy is all coming!
Heart-lifting spreadings of snowdrops and crocuses, blossom starting to shine, warmth in the air ... adventures to come!

I hope this finds you all well and bursting with joy and/or other life-affirming stuff, please find below details of herbal happenings coming up this month around Walthamstow and London. Be great to see some of you out and about.

I'm also starting a new little section with recommendations from around and about for healing folk - therapists, gardeners and others of the green inclination whose good practice I have experienced... let me know if you've any good ones for future tips for the community!

And very excitingly, tickets have just gone on sale for this year's Radical Herbal Gathering, our annual get-together exploring the roots of health in the context of social justice, health inequality, ecological justice and practical skillsharing in herbal medicine. It's a powerful and inspiring event - find out more and book tickets here. Taking place Friday 12th-Sunday 14th June 2015 near Shrewsbury.

Herbal Happenings this month of March

Saturday 7th March, 10am-4pm
Blackhorse Market at Blackhorse Workshop, 1-2 Sutherland Road Path, Walthamstow E17 6BX
Hedge Herbs and my friend Sarah Gray Herbalist will be present amongst the makers, crafters and tasty-food-purveyors at the monthly market at E17's brilliant open access wood- and metalwork workshop.
Come sample seasonal herbal teas and find aromatic oils, home remedies for your ailments, cough syrups, creams and balms and more from the plant medicine bounty.
Also, Blackhorse Workshop are now offering new studio spaces on the upper level of the building, with a variety of unit/room options and prices for artists and creators of all leanings - find out more here

Saturday 14th March, 2-4pm
Spring Herb Walk as part of Plants for People with Hedge Herbs
Come and explore the medicinal plant magic of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, a beautiful atmospheric woodland: discover what green allies abound underfoot that you can gather and use to prepare seasonal remedies for good health.We'll take a route around the cemetery that explores spring herbs for tonics and cleansing, plus vitamin and mineral-rich food plants like Nettles and Cleavers. 
We'll then head back to the Soanes Centre for some herb tasting and knowledge-sharing.

Saturday 28th March, 10am-3pm
Urban Herbal Street Party as part of Cultivate Festival, Waltham Forest's urban food-growing festival
Come join me and Willy Forbes, edible forager and chef, on a ramble over the springtime marshes to find and gather fresh green goodies to make into healthful cleansing tonics, teas and yummy snacks.
We'll walk for an hour and a half then head back to the Hornbeam Cafe for a making session, to talk about medicinal herbs and how wild foods can (and should!) be an excellent part of our seasonal diets.
Meet in front of the Lee Valley Ice Centre on Lea Bridge Road at 10am to head onto the marshes; we'll go back to Hornbeam by bus or bicycle at 11.30am.
There will be a range of workshops happening through the afternoon at Forest Recycling Project next to Hornbeam including painting plant pots, hero herbs in cooking and the We Love Low Cost Living roadshow.
If you'd like to know more about any of these events, just get in touch with me on 07784 506 494 or by email.

Local recommendations

E17 Organic Gardens - a lovely new gardening project in east London, with some canny ideas around using recycled materials and greening up our urban neighbourhoods...

love and warm spring wishes,

Rasheeqa Ahmad
Hedge Herbs

07784 506 494

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