I have just set two dates for Urban Herbology walks this spring. They are now on the events page. They will take place on Sunday 6th April and Thursday 10th April. Both walks will be in English but I can speak some Dutch when needed. Handouts will be available in English or Dutch, please . . . → Read More: Two Spring Walks
Last November I gave a talk at the TEDxYouth@AICS event called Edible Cities. It is now on YouTube…
Are you are interested in: Growing edible & medicinal herbs in public spaces, Encouraging pollinating insects into the city, Increasing Urban Food Security, Creating a community food forest, Learning and sharing gardening skills, Creating an edible wildlife corridor through Amsterdam, by planting tiny unused pockets of land?
Then please come along to the River . . . → Read More: River of Herbs @ Pakhuis de Zwijger
BifurcatedCarrots.eu is all about seed saving: Why we should do it. Who is doing it already. And how we can do it. It’s run from Amsterdam by Patrick Wiebe and Steph Mandel who seem to be as passionate as me about increasing food security. They keep us up to date on the attempts of government . . . → Read More: Bifurcated Carrots
I learned on Saturday, from one of my Willow apprenticeship group, that many Japanese cooks like to peel Sweet Chestnuts when raw and add them to rice whilst it cooks. So today I tried it out and wow – what a sensation this cooking combination can create! I intended to take a huge portion of . . . → Read More: Sweet Chestnut & Parsnip Risotto
The past few weeks have seen a bounty of free street food falling from trees in Amsterdam. I’ve been enjoying Hazelnuts, Hawthorn berries & Sloes (plucked rather than fallen) and Sweet chestnuts – all absolutely delicious when prepared! The nuts and fruit are still there for the taking in many places but if you have . . . → Read More: Autumn Street Treats and Tricks
I love the spirit of TED, where ordinary people stand in front of an audience and speak about Technological, Entertainment and Design ideas that are worth spreading. I’ve watched some great talks in recent years and each has taught me something, has made me think slightly differently and has spurred me on to do . . . → Read More: Edible Cities TEDxYouth@AICS
July saw the first Herbal Ferments Circle at Brouwerij t’Ij. A hearty group of us gathered on a sunny evening to swap stories, taste Meade, exchange Kombucha SCOBYs, herb plants, talk tempeh technique and generally have a good time. . . . → Read More: Herbal Ferments Circle – Meeting 2
UPDATE (19/09/2013): This course is now full. If you would like to be on the waiting list then please let me know – Lynn.
Sign up for the next free River of Herbs course! Newcomers are welcome and also those who attended the previous course.
This course will cover all the material that we worked . . . → Read More: River of Herbs 2014 Course
It has been a busy summer full of events, group walks, a Permaculture Design Course, writing, interviews and a lovely holiday in France. Now it is time to slow down, take stock and take a closer look at some of the plants ripening for harvest around me here in Amsterdam.
Rosehips, of all shapes . . . → Read More: Early Autumn Calm