Plants as Medicine Outdoors: a summer study series (4 Wednesday evenings)

4 Wednesday evenings, 6-8.30pm
In four gardens and growing spaces around east London

£90 per person or £75 concession – for info & booking please contact Rasheeqa on 07784 506494 or email

10 places available

We will cover:
- Plant families and botany
- Meeting and learning about 2 herbs for health in detail each session
- Tasting and experiential knowledge
- How to make: drying herbs for tea blends / tincture / vinegar / infused oils / creams

A four-week exploration of our locally-growing medicinal plants in gardens and wild spaces of Waltham Forest, where you will learn about cultivating, harvesting and sustaining plants for health support as part of our neighbourhood ecosystems.

  • Meet plants in their habitats and in dedicated growing spaces; practice observation and botany skills with species ID, plant families and sensory connection
  • Taste and delve into the medicinal uses and applications with clinical practice knowledge from Rasheeqa
  • Explore 2 herbs in detail each session and plant seeds to take home
  • Practical remedy-making; learn one preparation each session

What we might make:
Plantain leaf – infused oil with daisies for bruises
Calendula flower – sun infused oil for skin inflammations, dry for tea
Yarrow – tincture
Sage – vinegar or oxymel with Rose petals
Rosemary – salt scrub for bath
Comfrey – infused oil for healing cream
Lemon Balm – lip balm for cold sores with infused oil and essential oil
St John’s Wort – sun-infused oil, dry for tea

2 thoughts on “Plants as Medicine Outdoors: a summer study series (4 Wednesday evenings)

  1. colette hayward

    Hi there

    I have been checking into your site over last couple of years and would really love to attend Plants as Medicine Outdoors course in May/June. Sadly I already have appointment on last date. Would it be possible to do the first three sessions only?

    1. Rasheeqa Post author

      hi Colette, I’m so sorry I’ve only just seen this message – it’s better to contact me directly by email – This course has filled up now, apologies! I can add you to the mailing list if you like to receive updates about future ones? thanks, Rasheeqa


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