Lynn’s Herbology Club is for children aged 5 – 10 years.
Maximum 8 children in the group.
Each session is practical and fun. They build self-confidence and provide a wealth of sensory experiences in a green, social setting. Herbology Club allows children to play in a thoughtful and creative way with nature. No experience is needed, just a willingness to be outdoors in a beautiful green space. Parents are welcome to stay for all or part of the sessions. They are encouraged to share some food and learn from their children’s green experiences. Lynn is English. Sessions are in English and/or Dutch (depending upon the children).
We start each session with a simple yoga or mindfulness activity. Then we explore what has changed in the four herb gardens and work together on practical tasks and nature games. Often we make simple food and share this at the end of the session. All activities reflect the seasons and include:
- Creating barefoot paths
- Wildlife shelters
- Kokedame – hanging herbs
- Willow weaving
- Growing and using herbs
- Fairy gardens
- Making simple, safe wild food
Lynn Shore (Herbology Club Leader)
Is an experienced school teacher (science and special needs – UK and British School of Amsterdam), horticultural therapist and home tutor. Children of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome to join this club. If your child has particular needs then you should contact Lynn before enrolling, to check that enough support can be offered during the sessions. Lynn has a current VOG (police check for working with children). She is the founder of River of Herbs, and has lived in Amsterdam for 11 years.
River of Herbs Orchards (behind Huize Frankendael)
Each session is outdoors (with WC and shelter available).
Dates and Cost
Alternate Wednesdays, 12.45 – 13.45
Spring – Summer 2016: April 6th, 20th, May 4th, 18th, June 1st, 15th, 29th, July 13th
Paid in advance: €80 for 8 sessions
Drop-in session: €15 per session (if space available).
To book a place or find out more information, please email or call Lynn (06 275 969 30).
[Lynn would like to offer Herbology Clubs at other Amsterdam locations. If you have ideas for suitable locations or interested groups, please let her know.]