Herbal happenings


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IMG_20130512_150556As a herbalist in the community a vital element of my work is sharing plant medicine knowledge and health information so that we can all build better health together. I offer:

- Workshops giving introductions to herbal medicine
- Herb walks through the seasons in areas local to me, to explore what our natural heritage is in terms of healing plants and how we can use them in our lives
- Practical pharmacy sessions showing how to make natural medicines like salves & syrups with native herbs

Meet, share ideas and knowledge, and explore how we can improve current states of health and illness, of the individual and of society. Everyone is welcome.
Do contact me if you are interested in having sessions like this in your community, group or organisation. Visit this page to keep up with Hedge Herbs and friends’ events.

Coming up! 


midsummer and the full light


Saturday 10th June, 12noon-2pm
Marshland Medicine

Monthly herb walk on Walthamstow Marshes exploring seasonal medicinal and edible elements of our local wild ecology. This month with local herbalists Siobhan O’Leary & Gail Farrow. £10 / £8 concessions.
To book your place email rasheeqa@hedgeherbs.org.uk or ring/text me on 07784 506 494

Saturday 17th June, 10am-5.30pm
Summer Herbal Medicine Foraging Day #2 at Braziers Park

A day of roaming, gathering and concocting with Hedge Herbs in the lush and gentle ground of Braziers community in Oxfordshire. We’ll learn about seasonal medicine, harvesting and preparation practices and the effective use of plant medicine to support and nourish our health.
Tickets available here

Sunday 18th June, 12.30-4pm
Art and Botanics: an E17 Art Trail Walking Tour

Join Morag McGuire from Beans on Balconies project with Rasheeqa of Hedge Herbs, for a tour revealing the creative and herbal tonics to be discovered around Wood Street during the E17 Art Trail.
Free: register here for a place

Thursday 22nd June, 7.30-10pm
Midsummer Mugwort Evening at the Hornbeam Cafe
, Walthamstow, London
The second Community Herbal Hands session, connecting with Artemisia vulgaris, the seasonal friend of the wild lands. Join us to taste, experience and prepare medicine with Mugwort in the healing environment of the Hornbeam.
£10 – tickets available here
Facebook event page

Saturday 8th July, 12noon-2pm
Marshland Medicine
Monthly herb walk on Walthamstow Marshes, with north London herbalist Siobhan O’Leary. Sharing knowledge around seasonal medicine plant allies, responsible harvesting and preparation practices and history & folklore.
To book your place email rasheeqa@hedgeherbs.org.uk or contact me on 07784 506494

Sunday 9th July, 12-5pm
Women of Walthamstow Uniting! Community event in Town Square

Celebrating and uniting the diverse women of Walthamstow.
Community Herbal Hands will be present with a plant medicine stall sharing our activities and plans for a community herbal dispensary.

Friday 14th July, 6-9pm & Saturday 15th July, 10am-5pm
Herbal Medicine & Women’s Health at Walworth Garden Farm, Kennington, London

with Lisa Fannen & Rasheeqa Ahmad: a weekend of information exchange and shared conversation about anatomy, sex & gender, and the various differences and commonalities of experiences throughout the menstrual cycle. We will 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.
Booking here

Saturday 22nd July, 11am-4pm
Making Medicine workshop at The Clearing, Compton Verney, Warwickshire

with Rasheeqa Ahmad & Sara Ghanchi
A day exploring the possibilities and practicalities of plant medicine in The Clearing, a vision of the future installed in the grounds of Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park.
We will forage for wild medicines, make a first aid kit and share knowledge around healthcare approaches in a world challenged with climate imbalance.
Info & booking here

4 thoughts on “Herbal happenings

  1. Joan Yeadon

    I won’t attend the walk on 26 January as it is difficult to get to the Waterworks Centre by 12 on Sundays. Presumably, you will start later when the days get longer?

    1. Rasheeqa Post author

      Hi Joan! Yes we will be doing later starts as we begin to have more light – more like 2pm – and aiming to do roughly one walk a month from the spring, so will keep you posted. Sorry you can’t get to this one! but looking forward to seeing you in the next months. all best, Rasheeqa


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