Please join me for an urban herb foraging walk in the most beautiful park of Amsterdam Oost!
Park Frankendael (starting from main old entrance) 11:00 – 13:00 €10 per person (children free and very welcome) Booking via email (email@example.com) or via this events page
You will learn how to:
Ethically and safely forage from . . . → Read More: Pluck Your Lunch in Frankendael!
I need to set a date for this walk… It will be in July or August. If you have a suggested date then please let me know.
This walk is for children and their parents.
We will meet at 10.30 on Valentijnkade, at the community and nature gardens on the corner of Flevopark and . . . → Read More: Herb Walk & Pizza – Flevopark to Jeugdland
Pansies (Viola sp)
Lamium alba White Dead nettle.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinalis)
Cleavers (Galium aparine) Kleefkruid
Pasta filled with wild herbs
One Garlic mustard leaf, on my bike saddle.
Wild garlic, Flevopark.
. . . → Read More: Some beautiful plants of May
This herb sauce was the result of today’s rainy forage in Frankendael park.
After a quick chat with the park warden who was chopping up a massive fallen tree, Livvy and I collected a little each of Ground elder (Aegopodium podograria), Wild garlic (Galium ursinum), Wild geranium (Geranium sp), Ground ivy (Glechoma hederaceae) . . . → Read More: May Herbs Sauce
To celebrate the fifth birthday of Pop-up City Live, they are hosting The Pop-Up City Live, an experimental event for urban innovators in Amsterdam on Tuesday May 21st where they will bring the blog to life on stage. They have invited me along for a live cooking show with wild veggies and herbs from the sidewalks . . . → Read More: Pop-up City – Tuesday 27th May
Thank you very much to everyone who joined me for a lunchtime forage in Frankendael Park on Sunday 12th May. It was so nice to meet new faces and to welcome back several previous urban herb walkers.
Miraculously it didn’t rain a drop throughout the two hour walk. But as expected, we found lots . . . → Read More: We Plucked Our Lunch!
Europe is awash by roaring Dandelions at the moment. They are standing proud and showing their wooly faces in parks, along roadsides, in fields and hedgerows. They also grow happily on my roof (and from there I harvest its leaves and roots) .
I love the taste of Dandelion and Burdock syrup, especially when mixed . . . → Read More: Urban Dandelion and Burdock
Please join me for an urban herb foraging walk in Westerpark!
Westerpark (exact meeting point to be arranged) Sunday 26th May 2013 11:00 – 13:00 €10 per person (children free and very welcome) Booking via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or this link You will learn how to:
Ethically and safely forage from city parks, streets and . . . → Read More: Pluck Your Lunch in Westerpark!
Here’s my latest rooftop planting creation: A simple tower of three plastic plant pots, packed with plenty of molehill soil and organic compost.
The plants used are babies from those we grow already on the roof, except the tiny Wormwood, which I found growing in between street pavers. I planted a mixture of Strawberries, . . . → Read More: Herb and Strawberry Tower
Tomorrow is May Day or Beltane and a wonderful time to celebrate fertility, growth and development.
My balcony moon garden is growing beautifully and today was the day to harvest a few flowering tops of a lovely scented herb, which now grows there – Galium odoratum. It is the plant with frothy white flowers, growing . . . → Read More: May Bowl