Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

SOLD OUT: HOME HERBALISM COURSE

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THIS SESSION HAS NOW SOLD OUT. 

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HANDMADE APOTHECARY HERBAL WORKSHOPS//2018

Location: Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard Highgate, London N6 5J

Duration: 11am - 3.30pm =4.5 hours (4 hours + 30min lunch). 

Join herbalists and best-selling authors Kim & Vicky on a full day of herbal learning. Starting with a herb walk, you will learn to identify and reconnect with the stories of the seasonal, wild plants that grow all around. We will be harvesting the season’s bounty along the way so bring any special scissors/clippers and small baskets with you (though we will also provide some).

We will then break for a vegan/gluten free lunch (provided) followed by a workshop turning our foraged bounty in bespoke herbal remedies.

Each workshop will focus on 5 seasonal herbs, discussing  and making a range of herbal remedies to take home and add to your own herbal medicine chest. Topics covered will include the identification of plants, chemistry, dosage, safety and a range of basic herbal recipes. You will make and take home your own recipe book and herbal apothecary kit, including the following:

October 13th:

  • Syrups
  • Pastilles
  • Tinctures

£65 per workshop, All equipment and ingredients are included.

£150 if you block book all three workshops (This option only available before 19 May. Other dates are Saturday 28 July & Saturday 13 October)

Booking T&Cs link here

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Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

SOLD OUT: HOME HERBALISM COURSE: 2nd release date

HANDMADE APOTHECARY HERBAL WORKSHOPS//2018

Due to demand, this is the second, and final, release date for this workshop. 

Location: Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard Highgate, London N6 5J

Duration: 11am - 3.30pm =4.5 hours (4 hours + 30min lunch). 

Join herbalists and best-selling authors Kim & Vicky on a full day of herbal learning. Starting with a herb walk, you will learn to identify and reconnect with the stories of the seasonal, wild plants that grow all around. We will be harvesting the season’s bounty along the way so bring any special scissors/clippers and small baskets with you (though we will also provide some).

We will then break for a vegan/gluten free lunch (provided) followed by a workshop turning our foraged bounty in bespoke herbal remedies.

Each workshop will focus on 5 seasonal herbs, discussing  and making a range of herbal remedies to take home and add to your own herbal medicine chest. Topics covered will include the identification of plants, chemistry, dosage, safety and a range of basic herbal recipes. You will make and take home your own recipe book and herbal apothecary kit, including the following:

Sunday October 14th:

  • Syrups
  • Pastilles
  • Tinctures

£65 per workshop, All equipment and ingredients are included.

£150 if you block book all three workshops (This option only available before 19 May. Other dates are Saturday 28 July & Saturday 13 October)

Booking T&Cs link here

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Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

SOLD OUT: HOME HERBALISM COURSE - SUMMER, N6

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HANDMADE APOTHECARY HERBAL WORKSHOPS//2018

Location: Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard Highgate, London N6 5J

Duration: 11am - 3.30pm =4.5 hours (4 hours + 30min lunch). 

Join herbalists and best-selling authors Kim & Vicky on a full day of herbal learning. Starting with a herb walk, you will learn to identify and reconnect with the stories of the seasonal, wild plants that grow all around. We will be harvesting the season’s bounty along the way so bring any special scissors/clippers and small baskets with you (though we will also provide some).

We will then break for a vegan/gluten free lunch (provided) followed by a workshop turning our foraged bounty in bespoke herbal remedies.

Each workshop will focus on 5 seasonal herbs, discussing  and making a range of herbal remedies to take home and add to your own herbal medicine chest. Topics covered will include the identification of plants, chemistry, dosage, safety and a range of basic herbal recipes. You will make and take home your own recipe book and herbal apothecary kit, including the following:

  • Infused oil
  • Balms
  • Creams

Autumn workshop here

Booking T&Cs link here

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May
20
11:00 AM11:00

SOLD OUT (MAY ONLY) - HOME HERBALISM COURSE - SPRING,

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HANDMADE APOTHECARY HERBAL WORKSHOPS//2018

Location: Omved Gardens, Townsend Yard Highgate, London N6 5JF

Duration: 11am - 3.30pm =4.5 hours (4 hours + 30min lunch). 

Join herbalists and best-selling authors Kim & Vicky on a full day of herbal learning. Starting with a herb walk, you will learn to identify and reconnect with the stories of the seasonal, wild plants that grow all around. We will be harvesting the season’s bounty along the way so bring any special scissors/clippers and small baskets with you (though we will also provide some).

We will then break for a vegan/gluten free lunch (provided) followed by a workshop turning our foraged bounty in bespoke herbal remedies.

Each workshop will focus on 5 seasonal herbs, discussing  and making a range of herbal remedies to take home and add to your own herbal medicine chest. Topics covered will include the identification of plants, chemistry, dosage, safety and a range of basic herbal recipes. You will make and take home your own recipe book and herbal apothecary kit, including the following:

May 20th:

  • Infusions & decoctions
  • Compresses & poultices
  • Juicing
  • Drying herbs for optimum freshness

July 28th:

  • Infused oil
  • Balms
  • Creams

October 13th:

  • Syrups
  • Pastilles
  • Tinctures

£65 per workshop, All equipment and ingredients are included.

SOLD OUT, but July & October still have some spaces

Booking T&Cs link here

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Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT (more coming soon): Wild Food, Wild Medicine Walk

More walks will be added soon.

A morning exploring the edible and medicinal plants that thrive in the city. 

All London walks last about three hours, involving safely picking and eating various leaves, berries etc as we go along with herbal remedies, tinctures and creams to try (made from different wild ingredients we previously picked), learning to identifying plenty of edible plants and discussion touching on numerous topics including, nutrition, medicine, herbalism, botany, cookery, horticulture and local history.

Booking via Forage London. To go on the cancellations waiting list please email me at john@foragelondon.co.uk

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Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

V&A Plants & Potions: Botanical Cocktail Tasting

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As part of the Victoria & Albert Museum 'Fashion in nature' season: 

Learn more about herbal recipes and remedies before enjoying a selection of cocktails made with botanical ingredients at this special Members-only tasting event.

Did you know that nettle stings can be good for you? That sticky-cleavers was believed to make you forever beautiful? Or that elder leaf can be used for bruises? Join authors of 'The Handmade Apothecary', Kim Walker and Vicky Chown, for an informative talk on natural remedies before enjoying a cocktail tasting by the mixology team behind the world renowned Members’ Club, House of St Barnabas.

£38, Booking here, Members only. (You can also attend with a member if you know one!)

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Apr
19
11:00 AM11:00

Journeys of Discovery: The Garden Apothecary

Sorry, this event has now sold out.

Explore the intricate world of herbs in our first Journeys of Discovary event uncovering the alchemy behind useful herbs used for lotions, potions and medical marvels in an exclusive members-only event. 

Kim Walker will weave through the Queens Garden and the Plant Family Beds as she tells fascinating tales of herbal history.

Learn about the impact and importance of medicinal plants and about Kew’s vital scientific work in supporting the future health of communities globally.

You will come home with bespoke information on how to make your own remedies at home, putting the power of plants into practice.

As well as being a practicing Herbalist, Kim works in Kew’s Economic Botany Collection- an archive of indigenous knowledge with nearly 100,000 specimens. In that unique collection you can trace the history of plant use around the world.

https://www.kew.org/kew-gardens/whats-on/journeys-of-discovery-the-garden-apothecary

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Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

SOLD OUT: merry herbal Christmas workshop

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Due to high demand we will be opening another date nearer the time.... keep your eyes peeled here or

 

Join Vicky & Kim for a cosy festive workshop to make your own bespoke herbal Christmas presents. Chat, snack and imbibe herbs (maybe even a little tipple!) whilst you make your own set of festive gifts:

  • 2 warming herbal-infused hand & foot balm
  • 2 Christmas-spice body scrub
  • 2 Elderberry spiced elixir

£45/£35 concessions

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Nov
25
5:00 PM17:00

SOLD OUT: Merry Xmas Herbal Workshop

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Due to popular demand a second workshop has been opened... book now to avoid disappointment as this will be the final workshop of 2017...

Join Vicky & Kim for a cosy festive workshop to make your own bespoke herbal Christmas presents. Chat, snack and imbibe herbs (maybe even a little tipple!) whilst you make your own set of festive gifts:

  • 2 warming herbal-infused hand & foot balm
  • 2 luxurious bespoke cold-whipped creams
  • 2 Elderberry spiced elixir

£45/£35 concessions

Sorry this workshop has sold out

T&Cs: Full refunds are possible if cancellations are no later than 14 days before the workshop. 50% refunds are available if cancellations are less than 14 days. No refund is possible if the attendee cancels less than 72 hours before the workshop. 

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Oct
21
5:00 PM17:00

Winter Wellness Workshop

Keep well this winter....

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Prepare for the cold and 'flu season with herbalists Kim & Vicky. Learn about the foods and herbal medicines that boost the immune system to ward off illness in the darkest and coldest months of the year. Create and take home your own handmade apothecary:

  • Elderberry, echinacea & medicinal mushroom tincture
  • A simple kitchen-cupboard cough syrup
  • A healing herbal infusion mix
  • A Decongestant chest rub

£45/£35 Concessions

Winter Wellness Ticket Options
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Sep
9
5:00 PM17:00

Make-your-own Handmade Apothecary: Roots & Fruits

Take your first steps into creating herbal remedies with herbalists Kim Walker & Vicky Chown. Learn the basic skills that will enable you to unlock the uses of herbs for health and well-being.

The month of September signals the beginning of autumn and the time to gather roots & fruits. The plant has stored energy into its seeds for the new generation, or in its roots to start next years season. This hands-on workshop set in the gorgeous Queen's Wood herb garden, combines theory and practice to lead you through identifying this seasons herbs, their uses and how to make them into basic remedies including:

  • Harvesting herbs - how to pick herbs, and when are the best times to do so
  • Preserving herbs - drying, tinctures and infused oils
  • Remedy making - making next step remedies
  • Connecting with taste - tastes of herbs & their medicinal uses
  • Make and take home some seasonal recipes & handouts
Roots & Fruits Workshop
 Queen's Wood Cafe & community garden

Queen's Wood Cafe & community garden

 Veg patch & herb garden

Veg patch & herb garden

Full refunds are possible if cancellations are no later than 14 days before the walk. 50% refunds are available if cancellations are over 14 days. No refund is possible if the attendee cancels less than 72 hours before the walk. A transfer to another course may be available.

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Sep
2
11:00 AM11:00

Autumn Wild Herb Walk - Hampstead Heath

The relationship between people and plants for both food and medicine goes back hundreds of thousands of years.  In the recent centuries, this knowledge has been forgotten....

Take a walk on the wild side with herbalists Kim & Vicky to re-discover the wild herbs and plants growing on Hampstead Heath and their past uses by the communities around them.

Learn about:

  • correct wild plant identification,
  • the folklore & traditional uses of herbs,
  • sample some traditional foraged edibles and medicines and take home recipes

£35/£25 concessions.

Location on booking. 

Bring a pen, notebook and camera if you wish. A raincoat is also a good idea.

Herbal walk tickets 02/09/17

T&Cs

The walk will go ahead even if the weather is not perfect: unless there are severe weather warnings-  Kim & Vicky reserve the right to make this decision if the walk goes ahead and will inform participants. If such circumstances occur, a refund or a transfer of the ticket may be possible.

Full refunds are possible if cancellations are no later than 14 days before the walk. 50% refunds are available if cancellations are over 14 days. No refund is possible if the attendee cancels less than 72 hours before the walk. A transfer to another course may be available.

NB: Picking plants in the protected space of Hampstead Heath is prohibited. Walks with permission of the City of London

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Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

FULLY BOOKED: Wild medicines walk, W12

Info

A morning exploring the edible and medicinal plants that thrive in the city. The course will be run by herbalists and Kew researchers Kim and Vicky, otherwise know as  https://www.handmadeapothecary.co.uk

All London walks last about three hours, involving safely picking and eating various leaves, berries etc as we go along with herbal remedies, tinctures and creams to try (made from different wild ingredients we previously picked), learning to identifying plenty of edible plants and discussion touching on numerous topics including, nutrition, medicine, herbalism, botany, cookery, horticulture and local history.

To go on the cancellations waiting list please email me at john@foragelondon.co.uk

Link Here

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Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

Summer Wild Herb Walk - Hampstead Heath

PLEASE NOTE: IF you bought a ticket before 3 July, Please contact us ASAP as an error in the system has lost & not notfified us of payments. 

The relationship between people and plants for both food and medicine goes back hundreds of thousands of years.  In the recent centuries, this knowledge has been forgotten....

Take a walk on the wild side with herbalists Kim & Vicky to re-discover the wild herbs and plants growing on Hampstead Heath and their past uses by the communities around them.

Learn about:

  • correct wild plant identification,
  • the folklore & traditional uses of herbs,
  • sample some traditional foraged edibles and medicines and take home recipes

£35/£25 concessions.

Herbal walk tickets 22/07/17

Hampstead Heath Herb Walk 06/05/07

Location on booking. Hampstead Heath.

Bring a pen, notebook and camera if you wish. A raincoat is also a good idea.

T&Cs

The walk will go ahead even if the weather is not perfect: unless there are severe weather warnings-  Kim & Vicky reserve the right to make this decision if the walk goes ahead and will inform participants. If such circumstances occur, a refund or a transfer of the ticket may be possible.

Full refunds are possible if cancellations are no later than 14 days before the walk. 50% refunds are available if cancellations are over 14 days. No refund is possible if the attendee cancels less than 72 hours before the walk. A transfer to another course may be available.

NB: Picking plants in the protected space of Hampstead Heath is prohibited. Walks with permission of the City of London

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Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

FULLY BOOKED - Walk - Wild Food, Wild Medicine, N6

Highgate Woods, N6. 

A morning exploring the edible and medicinal plants that thrive in the city. The course will be run by herbalists and Kew researchers Kim and Vicky of Handmade Apothecary.

All London walks last about three hours, involving safely picking and eating various leaves, berries etc as we go along with herbal remedies, tinctures and creams to try (made from different wild ingredients we previously picked), learning to identifying plenty of edible plants and discussion touching on numerous topics including, nutrition, medicine, herbalism, botany, cookery, horticulture and local history.

£35.00

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May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Foraging for wild food and medicines, Woodberry Wetlands, N16

In conjunction with Woodberry Wetlands/London Wildlife Trust

The practice of gathering food from the wild is possible even in the cities. Within London’s densely populated urban environment you will find an abundance of edible and medicinal wild fruits, vegetables, plants and fungi and at Woodberry Wetlands alone there are more than 70 species. Whether you would like to forage for personal enjoyment or learn it as a ‘survival’ skill, this walk will give you a taste of the basic guidelines you will need to follow in locating, collecting and preparing wild foods and medicines.

Your tutor will introduce you to resources and techniques to help you identify common varieties and show you how and when to harvest the most useful parts of the plants. During the walk you will learn which plants you can and can’t eat, where to find them and how to prepare your own wild foods at home and along the way you can sample some tasters of foraged syrups and tinctures and materials will be provided to ensure that your learning does not stop once the walk ends.

You will gain an understanding of the risks and benefits of using foraged plans for food and medicine and the importance of sustainable foraging. There are many laws and forms of protection in place for plant species and you will not only learn the legal aspects of foraging, but the accepted etiquette as well. There are also safety issues to consider when foraging and you will be taught what to look out for and precautions to take with urban foraged foods.

£31.47 Booking Essential

BOOK HERE

Woodberry Wetlands (via New River Path), 226 Lordship Road, London, N16 5HQ

This event is suitable for ages 14+

Please note: No dogs are allowed at Woodberry Wetlands except guide dogs for the sight impaired.

Disabled Access Information: Please visit our WEBSITE or email events@woodberrywetlands.org.uk for facilities information or to arrange access requirements

 

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Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

FULLY BOOKED: Walk - Wild Food, Wild Medicine, W12

Wormwood Scrubs Park, W12, Carpark opposite Londis, Scrubbs Lane.

A morning exploring the edible and medicinal plants that thrive in the city. The course will be run by herbalists and Kew researchers Kim and Vicky of Handmade Apothecary.

All London walks last about three hours, involving safely picking and eating various leaves, berries etc as we go along with herbal remedies, tinctures and creams to try (made from different wild ingredients we previously picked), learning to identifying plenty of edible plants and discussion touching on numerous topics including, nutrition, medicine, herbalism, botany, cookery, horticulture and local history.

£35.00

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To go on the cancellations waiting list please email me at john@foragelondon.co.uk

 

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Dec
17
5:00 PM17:00

A merry herbal Christmas present workshop

Join us in the cosy Queen's Wood eco-cabin and get creative! Each participant will make and take home 9 bespoke, handmade herbal Christmas gifts including lip balms, facial serums and soothing herbal bath bags. All ingredients used are natural and/or organic. All packaging and wrapping is recyclable or compostable. Pure, handmade, waste-free Christmas gifting!

 

With herbalists Victoria & Kim.

£45 per person, booking essential

 

 

 

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Oct
8
11:00 AM11:00

Hampstead Heath - Herb walk & taster session

The relationship between people and plants for both food and medicine goes back hundreds of thousands of years.  In the recent centuries, this knowledge has been forgotten....

Take a gentle stroll and re-discover the wild herbs and plants growing on Hampstead Heath, and their past uses by the communities around them with herbalists Kim & Vicky

Learn about:
- wild plant identification,
- folklore & traditional uses of herbs,
- sample some traditional foraged edibles and medicines, learn     their recipes

£25/£20 concessions.

HH Walk 8/10/16
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Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

SOLD OUT: Kids Plants & potions workshop

Based next to a 500 year old Tudor Lodge, kids can discover Tudor herbal medicines in this sensory morning filled with things to smell and touch. Each participant will learn about simple herbal remedies, go on a treasure trail and concoct a pot of magical healing potion.

6-13 years plus adult only. All children to be accompanied by an adult.

£15 per child, adults go free. Max 3 children per adult. Booking required

NO SPACES AVAILABLE. FULLY BOOKED

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Jul
27
to Aug 23

SOLD OUT: Create your own herb garden: GROW London & The Gardening Society

This Summer at The Gardening Society, we have partnered with GROW London to bring you a series of Gardening inspired workshops, based at the new John Lewis rooftop garden in Oxford Street. 

Workshop details:

Make the most of your garden as Handmade Apothecary teach you all about seed sewing, transplanting seedlings, and taking cuttings. Participants will take home 3 pretty pots to start their own herb garden.

  • Wed 27 July 2016, 12-1pm

  • Tue 23 August 2016, 12-1pm

Free

Places limited, booking essential

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