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! 

IMG_0472June Herbal Happenings, learning opportunities & healthcare sharing

Saturday 9th June, 11am-1pm: Marshland Medicine
Guided herb walk with Rasheeqa on Walthamstow marshes, meeting local plants, observing & identifying seasonal healing allies, learning their stories & health-supporting energies, connecting with wild ecosystems.
Contact Rasheeqa on 07784 506 494 or rasheeqa@hedgeherbs.org.uk to book a place – £8 / £6 concessions

Sunday 10th June, 2-5pm at Baldwins, Elephant & Castle: Heart Health workshop with Rasheeqa – £10
Monthly themed Sunday info-sharing & plant medicine session at London’s oldest apothecary. Find out about supporting cardiovascular flow and balance with foods, herbs and practices, and explore the wider causes of disruption to our physical and emotional hearts.

Sunday 10th June, 11am-1pm, Kenwood Walk, Hampstead Lane NW3: Herb Walk – Medicinal Plant Identification with Siobhan O’Leary
Experience the richness of Hampstead Heath in blazing June with knowledgeable herbalist Siobhan, delving into medicinal uses of midsummer plantlife.
More info & booking here

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June, 9.30am-5.3pm at Braziers, Oxfordshire: Women’s Herbal Health Weekend with Rasheeqa & Daisy (experienced women’s group facilitator)
Two-day gathering exploring lived experience and wider approaches to health for women: plant medicine support, sharing & exchanging, herb walks, practical making and delving into the politics of women’s health narratives. Trans-friendly and open to all identifying as women.
Tickets & info here

Saturday 23rd June, 12noon-3.30pm, Crouch End, N8
Infused Oils & Lip Balm Making Workshop
Harvest fresh herbs to infuse into oil and transform into a healing seasonal lip balm – learn the different oil infusion methods and take home recipes and preparations. With herbalist Siobhan – warm teacher of medicine-making skills and healthcare wisdom with plants. £50 including all materials, recipes – info & booking here

Sunday 24th June, 11am, Springfield Park, Clapton
Walk & forage with Forage Wild Food (Jason Irving) along the Lea Valley – get wild eating in the abundance of health-giving edible plants growing in our localities.
£35 – info & booking here

Saturday 30th June, 11am, Richmond, TW9
Urban Herbal – Foraging for herbal medicine in the city
Medicinal weeds and healing herbal preparations along the Thames with Jason Irving (Forage Wild Food).
£35 – info & booking here

Tuesday 3rd July, 10am-3.30pm, Chelsea Physic Garden
Spend a summer day in London’s oldest apothecary garden with Siobhan Herbalist and the Garden’s Head of Education: a lovely programme with a tour of the garden, meeting and learning some of the medicinal plants, picking fresh herb and making a healing ointment.
£60 – for info & booking email siobhan13sol@hotmail.co.uk

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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