Herb Walk: Edible & Medicinal Plants
Join community medical herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad of Hedge Herbs for a day exploring the blossoming and green abundance of Maytime, the start of the summer season of high life in the plant world. We’ll tour the garden meeting edible and medicinal plants being grown here as well as the wild weeds around the edges that offer healing power in their diversity of plant chemicals.
Areas covered will include:
approaches to plant identification and recognition
plant life cycles through the year
introduction to plant family botany
connecting with the pharmacy that healing plants offer - how they interact with us
current medicinal uses and research from clinical practice
responsible harvesting practices in the urban setting
folklore and history of our local medicinal plants
sensory tea tastings to connect with the plants through our bodies
making of a simple remedy from the garden
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Sunday 3 May 2020
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible!
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