Soap Making
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

Soap Making

This Workshop is currently sold out! However you can sign up to our waiting list below to be contacted if a space becomes available. 

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Name

Saturday 23 11:00 - 16:00

Soap making is a one day workshop with expert practitioner Anne Quinn.
In the session you will be taught how to make indulgent handmade soaps using essential oils and natural ingredients that are great for you and the environment.
This one day course will give you the confidence to create fabulous moisturising soap bars again and again.

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Essential oils & Natural Perfumery
Jun
24
to Jul 1

Essential oils & Natural Perfumery

This workshop is currently sold out! However you can sign up to our waiting list below to be contacted if a space becomes available.

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Name

Sunday 24 June 10:00 - 15:00 & Sunday 1 July 10:00 - 15:00

Introduction to Essential oils & Natural Perfumery is a 10-hour hands on workshop spread over two days.

The workshop covers beginner basics and tips to get you started in using essential oils safely; good basic knowledge of key essential oils, blending techniques and practical skills. The workshop is structured to allow adequate time for group and individual work, questions and answers, as well as written notes to take away.

We shall explore the following topics and you will learn how to create your own 10ml natural perfume rollerball using essential oils:

  • A brief history of perfumery and perfume materials, from antiquity to modern day usage and inspiration
  • Understanding Perfume structure, classification & the classic fragrance families
  • The art and science of blending, exploring and smelling 16 essentials oils
  • Perfume vocabulary, the art of smelling and training the nose developing creativity and fragrance ideas
  • Discussing the link between memory, emotion, imagination and scent
  • Safety, dilutions, storage, creating a formula and record keeping
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Introduction to Gardening
Jun
29
to Jun 30

Introduction to Gardening

This Workshop is currently sold out! However you can sign up to our waiting list below to be contacted if a space becomes available.

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Name

Friday 29 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 30 10:00 - 17:00

Introduction to Gardening is a 10 hour course spread over two days for adult beginner gardeners over 19 years old.

The course covers beginner basics and tips to get you started; good basic knowledge, technique and practical skills, a chance to ask lots of questions and get answers, as well as written information to take away.

With us you will learn basic gardening, including:

  • Choosing the right site
  • Seed sowing & care
  • The right soil and compost
  • Starting plants indoors
  • Pricking out & potting on
  • Transplanting and planting out
  • Watering, feeding, general maintenance & aftercare


You will also learn how to make a mixed planter that you can take home and enjoy!

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The Practicals of Gardening
Jul
6
to Jul 7

The Practicals of Gardening

Get a free* place on this workshop!

Friday 6 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 7 10:00 - 17:00

Having successfully run the course 'Introduction to Gardening' for many years, she has led the very new gardener to the starting point and set them free to explore. “Tracy was amazing and informative. I learnt a huge amount!”

This new course is Tracy's long awaited opportunity to lead workshop attendees to the next level, negotiating the prizes and pitfalls that gardeners of all experiences face on a daily basis. Not to be missed.

Areas that will be considered during this two day workshop will be:

  • Urban growing
  • Climate & conditions
  • Using the correct tools ( what do i need for the job)
  • Soil types
  • Plant I.D
  • Preparing the ground
  • When and how to plant
  • pruning
  • Plant care (watering, feeding etc
  • Propagation
  • Pest and diseases
  • Food growing
  • Harvest and storing

Did You Know

If you're a resident of the EEA (The European Economic Area) for 3 years or more and are over 19 years old you can attend one free* workshop per academic year with us!*

 
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Get 20% off a workshop and 30% off your next when you book both workshops together!

You can 'Gift' any one of our workshops for someone

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Essential Oils & Natural Perfumery
Jul
8
to Jul 15

Essential Oils & Natural Perfumery

Sunday 8 July 10:00 - 15:00 & Sunday 15 July 10:00 - 15:00

Introduction to Essential oils & Natural Perfumery is a 10-hour hands on workshop spread over two days.

The workshop covers beginner basics and tips to get you started in using essential oils safely; good basic knowledge of key essential oils, blending techniques and practical skills. The workshop is structured to allow adequate time for group and individual work, questions and answers, as well as written notes to take away.

We shall explore the following topics and you will learn how to create your own 10ml natural perfume rollerball using essential oils:

  • A brief history of perfumery and perfume materials, from antiquity to modern day usage and inspiration
  • Understanding Perfume structure, classification & the classic fragrance families
  • The art and science of blending, exploring and smelling 16 essentials oils
  • Perfume vocabulary, the art of smelling and training the nose developing creativity and fragrance ideas
  • Discussing the link between memory, emotion, imagination and scent
  • Safety, dilutions, storage, creating a formula and record keeping

Did You Know

 
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Get 20% off a workshop and 30% off your next when you book both workshops together!

You can 'Gift' any one of our workshops for someone

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Herbal Medicine - Medicine Making
Jul
13
to Jul 14

Herbal Medicine - Medicine Making

Get your free* place on this workshop!

Friday 18:00 - 21:00 & Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Wild aromatics time

Join Herbalist, Rasheeqa on a two day exploration of summer plants, flowers and herbs such as Yarrow, Mugwort, Calendula & Borage and learn how to use these plants to support your health and nourish your being.

We will share knowledge around best practices for herb cultivation in the city, drying and processing medicinal herbs into medicine for the year, blending teas for yumminess and seasonal health and preparing ourselves for the next season. 

We will make a herbal infused oil with fresh aromatic leaves and flowers from the garden, and make it into a skin-soothing balm for the bites, stings, cuts and rashes of summer season outdoor activity. Also learn about herbs for insect repellents and after-sun relief.

Did You Know

If you're a resident of the EEA (The European Economic Area) for 3 years or more and are over 19 years old you can attend one free* workshop per academic year with us!*

You can 'Gift' any one of our workshops for someone

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Beekeeping
Jul
20
to Jul 21

Beekeeping

This Workshop is currently sold out! However you can sign up to our waiting list below to be contacted if a space becomes available. 

Name *
Name

Friday 20 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 21 10:00 - 17:00

The Beekeeping workshop is a 10 hour course spread over two days for adults over 19 years old and will include a mix of discussion in the classroom and demonstration in the apiary.

The course aims to introduce participants to the way beekeeping involves working with the bees’ natural instincts and how bees provide humans with a useful indicator as to the health of our environment.

Participants (properly suited!) will spend time examining bees close-up and identifying some of the aspects of bee behavior we will have discussed in class including:

  • Lifecycle of the individual bee
  • Lifecycle of the honeybee colony
  • Bee cooperation and communication
  • Requirements of the honeybee colony
  • Beekeeping as a collaboration
  • Examples of beekeeping methods, techniques and equipment.
  • Neither previous experience nor special equipment is necessary although it would be a good idea to bring footwear / and socks that cover feet and ankles as the bee-suits wont.
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Natural Cosmetics Making
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Natural Cosmetics Making

This Workshop is currently sold out! However you can sign up to our waiting list below to be contacted if a space becomes available.

Name *
Name

Saturday 28 11:00 - 16:00 & Sunday 29 11:00 - 16:00

Natural Cosmetic Making is a two day workshop run by our experienced practitioner Anne Quinn from Baldwins.

This new detailed workshop will show you how to create your own natural and organic cosmetics that are best for both your hair and skin.

These products will be made from all natural ingredients that are perfect for not only you but the environment.

You will create products such as shampoos, hair treatments, lip balms, face creams and soaps, which you can make using essential oils and ingredients found in your own kitchen and garden.

Take home your own handmade and packaged products along with the recipes to make them again and again.

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Beekeeping
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Beekeeping

Booking Opening Soon!

Friday 10 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 11 10:00 - 17:00

The Beekeeping workshop is a 10 hour course spread over two days for adults over 19 years old and will include a mix of discussion in the classroom and demonstration in the apiary.

The course aims to introduce participants to the way beekeeping involves working with the bees’ natural instincts and how bees provide humans with a useful indicator as to the health of our environment.

Participants (properly suited!) will spend time examining bees close-up and identifying some of the aspects of bee behavior we will have discussed in class including:

  • Lifecycle of the individual bee
  • Lifecycle of the honeybee colony
  • Bee cooperation and communication
  • Requirements of the honeybee colony
  • Beekeeping as a collaboration
  • Examples of beekeeping methods, techniques and equipment.
  • Neither previous experience nor special equipment is necessary although it would be a good idea to bring footwear / and socks that cover feet and ankles as the bee-suits wont.

Did You Know

Our quota of free workshops for this academic year has now come to an end.
All workshops are £90 each or take advantage of our special offer, click below to find out more!

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Introduction to Herbal Medicine
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Introduction to Herbal Medicine

Booking Opening Soon!

Friday 18:00 - 21:00 & Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

This workshop touches on some of the history and politics of Herbal Medicine and explores the paradigms and practises of holistic approaches to health and to using plants.

We’ll look at a range of kitchen and wild growing herbs for common ailments, learn about all the various preparation methods, do one or more in-depth herb studies and a herb walk to identify some medicinal plants growing in the garden and neighbourhood. 

All welcome, whether you are completely new to Herbal Medicine or want to deepen your connection and/or share of your own knowledge/experiences.

Facilitated by Lisa Fannen

Did You Know

Our quota of free workshops for this academic year has now come to an end.
All workshops are £90 each or take advantage of our special offer, click below to find out more!Learn More

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Honey Harvest
Sep
1
to Sep 2

Honey Harvest

Booking Opening soon!

Saturday 1 10:00 - 15:00 & Sunday 2 10:00 - 15:00

The Honey Harvest has now become a regular annual fixture of life at Walworth Garden and it has proved to be extremely popular as it provides a rare opportunity for city-dwellers to connect with a seasonal activity which has been practiced by people all over the world for thousands of years!

Being sure to leave sufficient honey for the bees to feed on over Winter, the Honey Harvest will include:

An introductory talk to explain something about:

  • Lifecycle of the individual bee
  • Lifecycle of the honeybee colony
  • Bee cooperation and communication
  • Requirements of the honeybee colony
  • Beekeeping as a collaboration between beekeeper and honeybee

Followed by the harvest itself which will involve:

  • Opening the hives to separate the bees from some of their honey
  • Uncapping the wax honeycomb
  • Spinning out the honey using manual extractors
  • Jaring and labelling the honey for sale at Walworth Garden.

Neither previous experience nor special equipment is necessary although it would be a good idea to bring footwear / and socks that cover feet and ankles as the bee-suits won't

Did You Know

Our quota of free workshops for this academic year has now come to an end.
All workshops are £90 each or take advantage of our special offer, click below to find out more!

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Beekeeping
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Beekeeping

Friday 15 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 16 10:00 - 17:00

The Beekeeping workshop is a 10 hour course spread over two days for adults over 19 years old and will include a mix of discussion in the classroom and demonstration in the apiary.

The course aims to introduce participants to the way beekeeping involves working with the bees’ natural instincts and how bees provide humans with a useful indicator as to the health of our environment.

Participants (properly suited!) will spend time examining bees close-up and identifying some of the aspects of bee behavior we will have discussed in class including:

  • Lifecycle of the individual bee
  • Lifecycle of the honeybee colony
  • Bee cooperation and communication
  • Requirements of the honeybee colony
  • Beekeeping as a collaboration
  • Examples of beekeeping methods, techniques and equipment.
  • Neither previous experience nor special equipment is necessary although it would be a good idea to bring footwear / and socks that cover feet and ankles as the bee-suits wont.

Did You Know

 
 

Get 20% off a workshop and 30% off your next when you book both workshops together!

You can 'Gift' any one of our workshops for someone

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Introduction to Herbal Medicine
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Introduction to Herbal Medicine

Friday 18:00 - 21:00 & Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

This workshop touches on some of the history and politics of Herbal Medicine and explores the paradigms and practises of holistic approaches to health and to using plants.

We’ll look at a range of kitchen and wild growing herbs for common ailments, learn about all the various preparation methods, do one or more in-depth herb studies and a herb walk to identify some medicinal plants growing in the garden and neighbourhood. 

All welcome, whether you are completely new to Herbal Medicine or want to deepen your connection and/or share of your own knowledge/experiences.

Facilitated by Lisa Fannen

Did You Know

 
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You can 'Gift' any one of our workshops for someone

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The Urban Garden: The Challenges & Possibilities
Jun
1
to Jun 2

The Urban Garden: The Challenges & Possibilities

Friday 1 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 2 10:00 - 17:00

Having gardened both professionally and personally for over 40 years, Oli will be guiding you through planning and design to fruition. From understanding the potential of your site to the practical steps you might take to see it actually take shape and all the challenges you might encounter on the way.

Oli has successfully created countless urban gardens and guided clients to make the most appropriate decisions. He brings a breadth of knowledge and experience that will encourage you to consider your next steps when planning your own green space. From the initial understanding of site, screening and aspect, to the urban microclimate, Oli will be demystifying some of the terminology that novice gardeners might encounter on the journey to creating your own distinct urban paradise

Whether you have just started creating your space or are in the middle of something exciting, join this workshop to energise and radicalise your thinking!

Areas that will be considered during this two day workshop will be:

  • The particularities of urban gardening - The Precious Space
  • Developing your own style - planting, 1950s suburbia
  • Site, aspect, boundaries, screening out the neighbours.
  • Rising to the challenges of your own individual site
  • Hard and soft landscaping
  • Utility areas, water, storage etc
  • The Art of Planting - evergreen and deciduous - trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, climbers and weeds -what, when, where and why?
  • How to draw your site to aid your planning
  • Which plants and how to plant them - what sort of gardener will you be?
  • Plant and colour palettes
  • pH and soil types - what action to take if any.
  • You are encouraged to bring photographs and/or drawings of your garden.

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Get 20% off a workshop and 30% off your next when you book both workshops together!

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Soap Making
May
27
11:00 AM11:00

Soap Making

This Workshop is currently sold out! 

Soap making is a one day workshop with expert practitioner Anne Quinn.
In the session you will be taught how to make indulgent handmade soaps using essential oils and natural ingredients that are great for you and the environment.
This one day course will give you the confidence to create fabulous moisturising soap bars again and again.

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Natural Body Care Workshop
May
26
11:00 AM11:00

Natural Body Care Workshop

This Workshop is currently sold out! 

Saturday 26 11:00 - 16:00

Natural Body Care is a one day workshop run by our experienced practitioner Anne Quinn from Baldwins.

This new detailed workshop will show you how to create your own natural and organic cosmetics. In this workshop we will focus on cosmetics such as deodorants, toothpaste, cleansers and toners.

These products will be made from all natural ingredients that are perfect for not only you but the environment.

Take home your own handmade and packaged products along with the recipes to make them again and again.

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Herbal Medicine - Allergies & Immunity
May
18
to May 19

Herbal Medicine - Allergies & Immunity

Friday 18:00 - 21:00 & Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Allergies and Immune health

Explore the background to seasonal allergies as we move from spring into summer with the challenges of hayfever and pollen sensitivity.

We will taste and learn about healing herbs that can support us at this time of year and that are growing around us, as well as consider the elements and connections that are contributing to increased immune dysregulation and sensitivity in our living systems.

Share knowledge about connected approaches to addressing respiratory and other allergies and working systemically to support our whole beings for greater balance.

Make a tea blend to take home.

Did You Know

 
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Get 20% off a workshop and 30% off your next when you book both workshops together!

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Beekeeping
May
11
to May 12

Beekeeping

This Workshop is currently sold out! However you can sign up to our waiting list below to be contacted if a space becomes available. Or you can book onto our next one now by clicking below!

Name *
Name

Friday 11 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 12 10:00 - 17:00

The Beekeeping workshop is a 10 hour course spread over two days for adults over 19 years old and will include a mix of discussion in the classroom and demonstration in the apiary.

The course aims to introduce participants to the way beekeeping involves working with the bees’ natural instincts and how bees provide humans with a useful indicator as to the health of our environment.

Participants (properly suited!) will spend time examining bees close-up and identifying some of the aspects of bee behavior we will have discussed in class including:

  • Lifecycle of the individual bee
  • Lifecycle of the honeybee colony
  • Bee cooperation and communication
  • Requirements of the honeybee colony
  • Beekeeping as a collaboration
  • Examples of beekeeping methods, techniques and equipment.
  • Neither previous experience nor special equipment is necessary although it would be a good idea to bring footwear / and socks that cover feet and ankles as the bee-suits wont.
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The Practicals of Gardening
May
4
to May 5

The Practicals of Gardening

Friday 4 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 5 10:00 - 17:00

Having successfully run the course 'Introduction to Gardening' for many years, she has led the very new gardener to the starting point and set them free to explore. “Tracy was amazing and informative. I learnt a huge amount!”

This new course is Tracy's long awaited opportunity to lead workshop attendees to the next level, negotiating the prizes and pitfalls that gardeners of all experiences face on a daily basis. Not to be missed.

Areas that will be considered during this two day workshop will be:

  • Urban growing
  • Climate & conditions
  • Using the correct tools ( what do i need for the job)
  • Soil types
  • Plant I.D
  • Preparing the ground
  • When and how to plant
  • pruning
  • Plant care (watering, feeding etc
  • Propagation
  • Pest and diseases
  • Food growing
  • Harvest and storing

Did You Know?
You can 'Gift' any one of our workshops for someone

If you're a resident of the EEA (The European Economic Area) of more than 3 years and are over 19, you can attend one free workshop per academic year with us!
Scroll down to see if you're eligible


Is This Your First Workshop With Us Between October 2017 - August 2018?

 

Have You Been A Resident Of The EEA (The European Economic Area) For The Last 3 Years And Are Over 19 Years Old?

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Natural Body Care Workshop
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Natural Body Care Workshop

Saturday 28 11:00 - 16:00

Natural Body Care is a one day workshop run by our experienced practitioner Anne Quinn from Baldwins.

This new detailed workshop will show you how to create your own natural and organic cosmetics. In this workshop we will focus on cosmetics such as deodorants, toothpaste, cleansers and toners.

These products will be made from all natural ingredients that are perfect for not only you but the environment.

Take home your own handmade and packaged products along with the recipes to make them again and again.

Did You Know

You can 'Gift' any one of our workshops for someone

If you're a resident of the EEA (The European Economic Area) of more than 3 years and are over 19, you can attend one free workshop per academic year with us!
Scroll down to see if you're eligible


Is This Your First Workshop With Us Between October 2017 - August 2018?

 

Have You Been A Resident Of The EEA (The European Economic Area) For The Last 3 Years And Are Over 19 Years Old?

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Herbal Medicine - Bodywork
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Herbal Medicine - Bodywork

Friday 13 18:00 - 21:00 & Saturday 14 10:00 - 17:00

This experimental weekend lab looks at different ways of sensing, touching and connecting through the body. 
Including a look at basic anatomy & physiology, some different cross-cultural maps of the body and touch healing traditions, with conversation about avoiding cultural appropriation.

In a safe space we will explore different approaches, mostly using touch through clothing and/or with some touching directly on the skin,
with the option to sit out at any point if any exploration doesn’t work for you.
Open to anyone, whether you are new to therapeutic touch or want to deepen connection and/or share of your own practise. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Facilitated by Lisa Fannen

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Introduction to Gardening
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Introduction to Gardening

Friday 6 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 7 10:00 - 17:00

Introduction to Gardening is a 10 hour course spread over two days for adult beginner gardeners over 19 years old.

The course covers beginner basics and tips to get you started; good basic knowledge, technique and practical skills, a chance to ask lots of questions and get answers, as well as written information to take away.

With us you will learn basic gardening, including:

  • Choosing the right site
  • Seed sowing & care
  • The right soil and compost
  • Starting plants indoors
  • Pricking out & potting on
  • Transplanting and planting out
  • Watering, feeding, general maintenance & aftercare


You will also learn how to make a mixed planter that you can take home and enjoy!

Did You Know

Our quota of free workshops for this academic year has now come to an end.
All workshops are £90 each or take advantage of our special offer, click below to find out more!

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Natural Cosmetics Making
Mar
24
to Mar 25

Natural Cosmetics Making

Saturday 24 11:00 - 16:00 & Sunday 25 11:00 - 16:00

Natural Cosmetic Making is a two day workshop run by our experienced practitioner Anne Quinn from Baldwins.

This brand new detailed workshop will show you how to create your own natural and organic cosmetics that are best for both your hair and skin.

These products will be made from all natural ingredients that are perfect for not only you but the environment.

You will create products such as shampoos, hair treatments, lip balms, face creams and soaps, which you can make using essential oils and ingredients found in your own kitchen and garden.

Take home your own handmade and packaged products along with the recipes to make them again and again.

Did You Know

Our quota of free workshops for this academic year has now come to an end.
All workshops are £90 each or take advantage of our special offer, click below to find out more!

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Herbal Medicine - Digestive Health
Mar
16
to Mar 17

Herbal Medicine - Digestive Health

Liver, digestive health and elimination/detoxification etc with focus on spring plants

Community Health & Herbal Medicine
Friday 16 18:00 - 21:00 & Saturday 17 10:00 - 17:00

What do we need for healthy eating and nourishment, physically and emotionally? How do the systems and environments we live in affect our processing of what we take in, and put out?

This workshop will explore the processes of digestion and elimination and how we can best support healthy, effective balance as individuals and communities, with plant medicines, healthful food energy and connected approaches.

We’ll clarify what is happening in the digestive system and how this influences systemic health, learning about herbs that support and promote effective liver, digestion and urinary system health with a specific focus on springtime plants that are starting to rise up around us in the city and beyond - find out how working with plants seasonally deepens our connection with our environment and offers us food and medicine that is appropriate for the time of year. At this time the first greens bring cleansing, detoxifying and nourishing power that supports the transition from winter to spring. Connect your health with the earth!


Facilitated by Rasheeqa Ahmad

Did You Know

Our quota of free workshops for this academic year has now come to an end.
All workshops are £90 each or take advantage of our special offer, click below to find out more!

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Natural Cosmetics Making
Feb
24
to Feb 25

Natural Cosmetics Making

This Workshop is currently sold out! However you can sign up to our wait list below to be contacted if a space becomes available.

Name *
Name

Saturday 24 11:00 - 16:00 & Sunday 25 11:00 - 16:00

Natural Cosmetic Making is a two day workshop run by our experienced practitioner Anne Quinn from Baldwins.

This new detailed workshop will show you how to create your own natural and organic cosmetics that are best for both your hair and skin.

These products will be made from all natural ingredients that are perfect for not only you but the environment.

You will create products such as shampoos, hair treatments, lip balms, face creams and soaps, which you can make using essential oils and ingredients found in your own kitchen and garden.

Take home your own handmade and packages products along with the recipes to make them again and again.

Did You Know

Our quota of free workshops for this academic year has now come to an end.
All workshops are £90 each or take advantage of our special offer, click below to find out more!

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Introduction to Community Gardening
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Community Gardening

This tailor made workshop specifically designed for community groups will be delivered in two parts, February & April.

Part 1 February - Winter Fruit Tree Pruning

This workshop is specifically designed for residents of SE1, SE11 & SE17. If you live outside of these postcodes and are interested in attending, email us to join the waiting list.

Winter is the best time to prune apples and pears, and this workshop will offer a hands on introduction to the principles of winter fruit tree pruning in urban situations, particularly community gardens. The course will cover:

  • Which kinds of fruit tree to prune and when
  • Why is pruning important?
  • How to prune for maximum fruit production
  • Different shapes and sizes of trees
  • How to 'read' a fruit tree to tell how healthy it is
  • General winter tree care - mulching, feeding and staking
  • How to look for warning signs of pests or disease
  • Which tools to use and how to look after them
  • How to establish a good basic framework of branches
  • Where to cut, how to cut, how much to cut

The workshop will focus largely on stand alone trees that are from 2 - 50 years old. The main focus will be apple trees, but much of the information is of use for pruning other fruit trees.

During the workshop we will work at Walworth Garden and neighbouring Tenants and Resident Association gardens to provide hands on experience of a range of different trees. All tools provided, but if you have your own gloves and sharp secateurs please bring them along. All pruning will be from ground level, no use of ladders required. All abilities welcome. You do not need to be strong or agile, but we will be walking between sites (approx 1/2 mile total). Please wrap up very well indeed. We will be outside for the most of the day, and the pruning work will NOT be vigorous! In the case of extreme weather the course will still run, but we will work inside the greenhouse at Walworth Garden. 

If you have an apple or pear tree of your own that you would like advice on, please bring along several good photographs from different angles, and there will be a little time at the end of the workshop to discuss. 

If you do not yet have any fruit trees in your garden or community garden this course would be a good detailed introduction to the ongoing care that fruit trees require. 

Did You Know

This workshop is specifically designed for residents of SE1, SE11 & SE17. If you live outside of these postcodes and are interested in attending, email us to join the waiting list.

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Herbal Medicine - Feminist Health
Feb
16
to Feb 17

Herbal Medicine - Feminist Health

This Workshop is currently sold out! However you can sign up to our wait list below to be contacted if a space becomes available.

Name *
Name

Friday 16 18:00 - 21:00 & Saturday 17 10:00 - 17:00

The session will be for any women, gender non-binary and trans folk for whom the issues are of interest.
All welcome - whether you’re new to some of these ideas/conversations or want to contribute of your own body of knowledge.

This workshop will use Threads - a DIY, not-for-profit book - as a basis for information exchange and shared conversation about anatomy, sex & gender, and the various differences and commonalities of experiences throughout the menstrual cycle. It will look at what gets called ‘PMS’, and also at what gets called ‘mental health’, and will critique biomedical stories we are given about the body/mind as part of opening up space to explore our different and similar lived experiences, and to consider both what health and what ‘self-care’ mean in the context of social justice and social change. We will also look at herbs and self-care for some common women’s health issues.

Facilitated by Lisa Fannen

Did You Know

Our quota of free workshops for this academic year has now come to an end.
All workshops are £90 each or take advantage of our special offer, click below to find out more!

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Essential oils & Natural Perfumery
Feb
10
to Feb 11

Essential oils & Natural Perfumery

This Workshop is currently sold out! However you can sign up to our wait list below to be contacted if a space becomes available.

Name *
Name

Saturday 10 10:00 - 15:00 & Sunday 11 10:00 - 15:00

Introduction to Essential oils & Natural Perfumery is a 10-hour hands on workshop spread over two days.

The workshop covers beginner basics and tips to get you started in using essential oils safely; good basic knowledge of key essential oils, blending techniques and practical skills. The workshop is structured to allow adequate time for group and individual work, questions and answers, as well as written notes to take away.

We shall explore the following topics and you will learn how to create your own 10ml natural perfume rollerball using essential oils:

  • A brief history of perfumery and perfume materials, from antiquity to modern day usage and inspiration
  • Understanding Perfume structure, classification & the classic fragrance families
  • The art and science of blending, exploring and smelling 16 essentials oils
  • Perfume vocabulary, the art of smelling and training the nose developing creativity and fragrance ideas
  • Discussing the link between memory, emotion, imagination and scent
  • Safety, dilutions, storage, creating a formula and record keeping

Did You Know

If you're a resident of the EEA (The European Economic Area) for 3 years or more and are over 19 years old you can attend one free workshop per academic year with us!*

We have a limited number of free places, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!

See our terms and conditions for more information.

To find out if you're eligible for a free workshop or to book a place please answer the questions below.


Is This Your First Workshop With Us Between October 2017 - August 2018?

 

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Have You Been A Resident Of The EEA (The European Economic Area) For The Last 3 Years And Are Over 19 Years Old?

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Essential oils & Natural Perfumery
Jan
20
to Jan 21

Essential oils & Natural Perfumery

Saturday 20 10:00 - 15:00 & Sunday 21 10:00 - 15:00

Introduction to Essential oils & Natural Perfumery is a 10-hour hands on workshop spread over two days.

The workshop covers beginner basics and tips to get you started in using essential oils safely; good basic knowledge of key essential oils, blending techniques and practical skills. The workshop is structured to allow adequate time for group and individual work, questions and answers, as well as written notes to take away.

We shall explore the following topics and you will learn how to create your own 10ml natural perfume rollerball using essential oils:

  • A brief history of perfumery and perfume materials, from antiquity to modern day usage and inspiration
  • Understanding Perfume structure, classification & the classic fragrance families
  • The art and science of blending, exploring and smelling 16 essentials oils
  • Perfume vocabulary, the art of smelling and training the nose developing creativity and fragrance ideas
  • Discussing the link between memory, emotion, imagination and scent
  • Safety, dilutions, storage, creating a formula and record keeping

Did You Know

If you're a resident of the EEA (The European Economic Area) for 3 years or more and are over 19 years old you can attend one free workshop per academic year with us!*

We have a limited number of free places, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!

See our terms and conditions for more information.

To find out if you're eligible for a free workshop or to book a place please answer the questions below.


Is This Your First Workshop With Us Between October 2017 - August 2018?

 

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Have You Been A Resident Of The EEA (The European Economic Area) For The Last 3 Years And Are Over 19 Years Old?

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Herbal Medicine - Herbs & psycho-emotional health
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Herbal Medicine - Herbs & psycho-emotional health

Community Health & Herbal Medicine
Friday 12 18:00 - 21:00 & Saturday 13 10:00 - 17:00


This workshop will look at some of the history, language and politics of what gets called ‘mental health’ and will include discussion about medical approaches, understandings and diagnosis.

We will look at some of the alternative, progressive conversations around and understandings of psycho-emotional health in social context, and consider alternative approaches: We will look at some of the main herbal nervines (herbs that affect the nervous system) and talk about self-help approaches & practises, and broader support for psycho-emotional and nervous system health. The space will offer information exchange and will invite shared dialogue.

All welcome - whether you’re new to some of these ideas/conversations or want to contribute of your own body of knowledge.

Facilitated by Lisa Fannen

Did You Know

If you're a resident of the EEA (The European Economic Area) for 3 years or more and are over 19 years old you can attend one free workshop per academic year with us!*

We have a limited number of free places, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!

See our terms and conditions for more information.

To find out if you're eligible for a free workshop or to book a place please answer the questions below.


Is This Your First Workshop With Us Between October 2017 - August 2018?

 

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Have You Been A Resident Of The EEA (The European Economic Area) For The Last 3 Years And Are Over 19 Years Old?

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Christmas Wreath Workshop
Dec
20
to Dec 21

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Wednesday 20 10:00 - 15:00 & Thursday 21 10:00 - 15:00

Join us for a two-day festive Christmas Wreath workshop with Tracy Browne at Walworth Garden.
  
Design & create your own unique wreath using all natural materials from the Garden.
  
Everything is provided, including refreshments throughout the day.

Did You Know

If you're a resident of the EEA (The European Economic Area) for 3 years or more and are over 19 years old you can attend one free workshop per academic year with us!*

We have a limited number of free places, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!

See our terms and conditions for more information.

You can also buy our workshops as a gift for someone!

To find out if you're eligible for a free workshop or to book a place please answer the questions below.


Is This Your First Workshop With Us Between October 2017 - August 2018?

 

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Have You Been A Resident Of The EEA (The European Economic Area) For The Last 3 Years And Are Over 19 Years Old?

 
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Christmas Decoration Workshop
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Christmas Decoration Workshop

Friday 15 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 16 10:00 - 17:00

Get yourself into the festive spirit with our two day workshop in Christmas Decorations.

Tracy Browne of Walworth Garden will teach you how to create a variety of decorations such as  table settings, garlands and ornaments for your tree.

Created using natural materials from the Garden, this workshop is the perfect way to bring christmas to your home.

Did You Know

If you're a resident of the EEA (The European Economic Area) for 3 years or more and are over 19 years old you can attend one free workshop per academic year with us!*

We have a limited number of free places, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!

See our terms and conditions for more information.

To book a place please answer the questions below and proceed to our online booking page. If you are unsure of what to pick please check our FAQ's or contact us via nicola@walworthgarden.org.uk or 020 7582 2652.


Is this your first workshop with us between October 2017 - August 2018?

 
 

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Have you been a resident of the EEA (The European Economic Area) for the last 3 years and are over 19 years old?

 
 
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Yoga
Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga

This workshop is now sold out.
You can join our wait list for this workshop by filling in the form at the bottom of this page.


Very inspiring
— VA

Sunday 10 10:00 - 17:00

During this workshop, you will get a holistic introduction to yoga as a philosophy; We will practise two types of yoga together and explore various types of meditation, next to getting to learn more about Yoga philosophy, Chakra’s and the Ayurvedic health system.

The day covers areas such as...

Hatha Flow

We will start with a dynamic yoga class of 60 minutes which includes gentle stretches (Asanas), breathing exercises (Pranayama) and a short, seated meditation, also called Yang Yoga.

Introduction to Yoga Philosophy, Chakra’s and Ayurveda

During this hour we will talk about the ancient yoga philosophy, which is over 4000 years old and the basis of many modern day (Eastern) religions. Furthermore, we will explore the interesting world of Chakra’s, or energy wheels, in our physical bodies and the Ayurvedic health science, which is used alongside Western medicine on the Indian sub-continent.

Introduction to active meditation

During this introduction, we will try out 3 varieties of meditation other than the standard seated meditation. Be surprised about the possibilities to attain a Zen-like state!

Restorative yoga

During this session, we will go through a few restorative poses held for a longer period (a few minutes) to allow the body to fully calm down, prepare for the evening and the mind to focus inwards, also called Yin Yoga. We will use many props for this type of yoga to allow the body to fully relax, so we would ask you to bring some from home (e.g. small pillow or two and a blanket). Also bring along a nice warm pullover and comfortable socks, as the body will cool down during this session.

It was great, thank you!
— LG

Did You Know

If you're a Southwark resident of more than 2 years and are over 19 years old you can attend one free workshop a year with us!*

We have a limited number of free places, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!

See our terms and conditions for more information.

To book a place please click your ticket type and proceed to our online booking page. If you are unsure of what to pick please check our FAQ's or contact us via nicola@walworthgarden.org.uk or 020 7582 2652.

Please note that when selecting the ticket type Southwark/ Lambeth Resident you must be over 19 years old and have lived in there for more than 2 years. If you have attended a workshop with us as a funded Southwark/ Lambeth Resident within September 2017 and July 2018; and would like to attend more workshops, then you will be required to pay.

Name *
Name
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Christmas Wreath Workshop
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Christmas Wreath Workshop

SOLD OUT - Book our next date 20 & 21 December 2017

You can join our wait list for this workshop by filling in the form at the bottom of this page.


Friday 8 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 9
10:00 - 17:00

Join us for a two-day festive Christmas Wreath workshop with Tracy Browne at Walworth Garden.
  
Design & create your own unique wreath using all natural materials from the Garden.
  
Everything is provided, including refreshments throughout the day.

Did You Know

If you're a Southwark resident of more than 2 years and are over 19 years old you can attend one free workshop a year with us!*

We have a limited number of free places, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!

See our terms and conditions for more information.

To book a place please click your ticket type and proceed to our online booking page. If you are unsure of what to pick please check our FAQ's or contact us via nicola@walworthgarden.org.uk or 020 7582 2652.

Please note that when selecting the ticket type Southwark/ Lambeth Resident you must be over 19 years old and have lived in there for more than 2 years. If you have attended a workshop with us as a funded Southwark/ Lambeth Resident within September 2017 and July 2018; and would like to attend more workshops, then you will be required to pay.

Name *
Name
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Herbal Medicine - Medicine Making
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Herbal Medicine - Medicine Making

SOLD OUT - Book our next date 12 & 13 January 2018

You can join our wait list for this workshop by filling in the form at the bottom of this page.


Medicine making: practical workshop, making all preparations, teas, tinctures, oils, ointments, creams, suppositories, syrups etc

Friday 1 18:00 - 21:00 & Saturday 2 10:00 - 17:00

Community Health & Herbal Medicine

Come and build your skills and knowledge in home medicine-making with a weekend of herbal concoction.

Learn a range of basic plant medicine preparations for internal and external use that you can call on to support the health of those in your home and community, made with seasonal plants from the garden or locally sourced and natural materials - connect with your environment and find out how we can make effective remedies for the cycle of the year with plants that grow abundantly around us or that we can cultivate.

Also a good opportunity to make seasonal gifts for the winter time!


Facilitated by Rasheeqa Ahmad

Did You Know

If you're a Southwark resident of more than 2 years and are over 19 years old you can attend one free workshop a year with us!*

We have a limited number of free places, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!

See our terms and conditions for more information.

To book a place please click your ticket type and proceed to our online booking page. If you are unsure of what to pick please check our FAQ's or contact us via nicola@walworthgarden.org.uk or 020 7582 2652.

Please note that when selecting the ticket type Southwark/ Lambeth Resident you must be over 19 years old and have lived in there for more than 2 years. If you have attended a workshop with us as a funded Southwark/ Lambeth Resident within September 2017 and July 2018; and would like to attend more workshops, then you will be required to pay.

Name *
Name
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Essential oils & Natural Perfumery
Nov
25
to Nov 26

Essential oils & Natural Perfumery

SOLD OUT - Book our next date 20 & 21 January 2018

You can join our wait list for this workshop by filling in the form at the bottom of this page.


Saturday 25 10:00 - 15:00 & Sunday 26 10:00 - 15:00

Introduction to Essential oils & Natural Perfumery is a 10-hour hands on workshop spread over two days.

The workshop covers beginner basics and tips to get you started in using essential oils safely; good basic knowledge of key essential oils, blending techniques and practical skills. The workshop is structured to allow adequate time for group and individual work, questions and answers, as well as written notes to take away.

We shall explore the following topics and you will learn how to create your own 10ml natural perfume rollerball using essential oils:

  • A brief history of perfumery and perfume materials, from antiquity to modern day usage and inspiration
  • Understanding Perfume structure, classification & the classic fragrance families
  • The art and science of blending, exploring and smelling 16 essentials oils
  • Perfume vocabulary, the art of smelling and training the nose developing creativity and fragrance ideas
  • Discussing the link between memory, emotion, imagination and scent
  • Safety, dilutions, storage, creating a formula and record keeping

Did You Know

If you're a Southwark resident of more than 2 years and are over 19 years old you can attend one free workshop a year with us!*

See our terms and conditions for more information.

To book a place please click your ticket type and proceed to our online booking page. To book a place please click your ticket type and proceed to our online booking page. If you are unsure of what to pick please check our FAQ's or contact us via nicola@walworthgarden.org.uk or 020 7582 2652.

Please note that when selecting the ticket type Southwark/ Lambeth Resident you must be over 19 years old and have lived in there for more than 2 years. If you have attended a workshop with us as a funded Southwark/ Lambeth Resident within September 2017 and July 2018; and would like to attend more workshops, then you will be required to pay.

Name *
Name
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Herbal Medicine - Stress & Immunity
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Herbal Medicine - Stress & Immunity

Stress and immunity with focus on winter ailments
Community Health & Herbal Medicine

Friday 18:00 - 21:00 & Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

The first in this series will explore the background and physiology of our stress response, the influences on this and the connections between it and our immune system health - looking in a wider way at the impact of our social and environmental structures on our health.

The workshop will share knowledge around supporting our immune health with plant medicine, practices and other tools and approaches that can connect us in community health and offer strength and solidarity in self and mutual care.

We will focus in particular on seasonal immune health, learning about remedies for the respiratory system and winter ailments as we go into the cold season.


Facilitated by Rasheeqa Ahmad

Did You Know

If you're a Southwark resident of more than 2 years and are over 19 years old you can attend one free workshop a year with us!*

See our terms and conditions for more information.

To book a place please click your ticket type and proceed to our online booking page. If you are unsure of what to pick please check our FAQ's or contact us via nicola@walworthgarden.org.uk or 020 7582 2652.


Please note that when selecting the ticket type Southwark Resident you must be over 19 years old and have lived in Southwark for more than 2 years. If you have attended a workshop with us as a funded Southwark Resident place within September 2017 and July 2018 then you will be asked to pay the full price or benefits charge for the workshop.

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Yoga
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga

During this workshop, you will get a holistic introduction to yoga as a philosophy; We will practise two types of yoga together and explore various types of meditation, next to getting to learn more about Yoga philosophy, Chakra’s and the Ayurvedic health system.

The day covers areas such as...

Hatha Flow

We will start with a dynamic yoga class of 60 minutes which includes gentle stretches (Asanas), breathing exercises (Pranayama) and a short, seated meditation, also called Yang Yoga.

Introduction to Yoga Philosophy, Chakra’s and Ayurveda

During this hour we will talk about the ancient yoga philosophy, which is over 4000 years old and the basis of many modern day (Eastern) religions. Furthermore, we will explore the interesting world of Chakra’s, or energy wheels, in our physical bodies and the Ayurvedic health science, which is used alongside Western medicine on the Indian sub-continent.

Introduction to active meditation

During this introduction, we will try out 3 varieties of meditation other than the standard seated meditation. Be surprised about the possibilities to attain a Zen-like state!

Restorative yoga

During this session, we will go through a few restorative poses held for a longer period (a few minutes) to allow the body to fully calm down, prepare for the evening and the mind to focus inwards, also called Yin Yoga. We will use many props for this type of yoga to allow the body to fully relax, so we would ask you to bring some from home (e.g. small pillow or two and a blanket). Also bring along a nice warm pullover and comfortable socks, as the body will cool down during this session.

Did You Know

If you're a Southwark resident of more than 2 years and are over 19 years old you can attend one free workshop a year with us!*

See our terms and conditions for more information.

To book a place please click your ticket type and proceed to our online booking page.

Please note that when selecting the ticket type Southwark Resident you must be over 19 years old and have lived in Southwark for more than 2 years. If you have attended a workshop with us as a funded Southwark Resident place within September 2017 and July 2018 then you will be asked to pay the full price or benefits charge for the workshop.

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Plant a Seed Workshop
Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Plant a Seed Workshop

Join us at Elephant Park, Saturday 23 September for our 'Plant a seed' workshop.

A chance for families to come together and learn how to plant a seed that you will take home and watch grow.

This is a fun opportunity for children and adults to discover more about planting and nature and to truly plant a seed of change that impacts positively on the environment around us all.

This is a free 2 hour workshop perfect for the whole family. Interested? Sign up via our Eventbrite page below.

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Natural Cosmetic Making
Jul
22
to Jul 23

Natural Cosmetic Making

Natural Cosmetic Making is a two day workshop run by our experienced practitioner Anne Quinn from Baldwins.

This brand new detailed workshop will show you how to create your own natural and organic cosmetics that are best for both your hair and skin.

These products will be made from all natural ingredients that are perfect for not only you but the environment.

It will also provide you with recipes for shampoos, conditioners, hair treatments, lip balms and face creams you can make using essential oils and ingredients found in your own kitchen and garden.

Did You Know

If you pay for your course in full now you will receive a discount of £5.

If you are a Southwark resident of more than 2 years, you are eligible for a free course each year.

If you're a Southwark resident that is attending for free, we ask that you pay a £10 deposit for your place which will be refunded electronically on the next working day after the workshop.

To book a place please click the link below and go to our booking page.

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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The Honey Harvest
Jul
15
to Jul 16

The Honey Harvest

The Honey Harvest has now become a regular anual fixture of life at Walworth Garden and it has proved to be extremely popular as it provides a rare opportunity for city-dwellers to connect with a seasonal activity which has been practiced by people all over the world for thousands of years!

Being sure to leave sufficient honey for the bees to feed on over Winter, the Honey Harvest will include:

An introductory talk to explain something about:

Lifecycle of the individual bee Lifecycle of the honeybee colony Bee cooperation and communication Requirements of the honeybee colony Beekeeping as a collaboration between beekeeper and honeybee Followed by the harvest itself which will involve:

Opening the hives to separate the bees from some of their honey Uncapping the wax honeycomb Spinning out the honey using manual extractors Jaring and labelling the honey for sale at Walworth Garden. Neither previous experience nor special equipment is necessary although it would be a good idea to bring footwear / and socks that cover feet and ankles as the bee-suits won't.

The Honey Harvest is spread over two days in late July to provide fun and relaxed activity for those who want to participate.

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £50 may apply to non-Southwark residents.

Did You Know

If you book with us and pay in full then you will receive £5 off. Just use the code PAYNOW16 when selecting your ticket type.

If you're a Southwark resident that is attending for free, we ask that you pay a £10 deposit for your place which will be refunded electronically on the next working day after the workshop.

To book a place, please click the link below and head to our booking page.

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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