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Bones, Bites and Bali

Bali lily and water cabbage

As some of you know, I fell from my bike in November and was out of action for quite some time. In short, I broke my cheek bone in several places, took quite a hit on my bum and was rather shaken up. Illness is one of the greatest teachers so naturally lessons were learned. . . . → Read More: Bones, Bites and Bali

Marlies’ Winter Wonder Honey

Ayurvedic winter remedy


Here at last is a quick recipe for Marlies van Wisselingh’s too simple to be true, ¬†teacher’s throat saving, cold and fever beating Ayurveda remedy – passed to her from a very helpful Indian man some years ago, in India. Her husband Bob is a volunteer with the River of Herbs and has . . . → Read More: Marlies’ Winter Wonder Honey

Strawberry Earth – Garden Safari

Strawberry Earth Fair

On Sunday 12th October, please join me for a herbal safari through the Tolhuistuin and surrounding streets of Amsterdam Noord.

As part of the Strawberry Earth Fair I will be offering a foraging walk to find the best wild plants that autumn has to offer. We can expect to find a wide range of . . . → Read More: Strawberry Earth – Garden Safari

Walks Twice a Month

Photo credit: City Plot Amsterdam

Photo credit: City Plot Amsterdam

From September 2014¬† I’ll be offering two Urban Herbology walks a month for anyone interested in learning more about local edibles and medicinals. One walk per month will be in Park Frankendael (my local stamping ground) and the other will be somewhere else in Amsterdam, could be street walks . . . → Read More: Walks Twice a Month

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Wonderful Walkers!


Huge thanks to all the lovely people who joined me for herb walks in Park Frankendael recently. It was a pleasure to meet you all, to see new faces, familiar faces and to hear your stories and questions.¬† Here a few links and photos which the walks brought to my mind. If you . . . → Read More: Wonderful Walkers!

April – May Herbs in Amsterdam

Teasel Frankendael

April and May are very busy and green months!

There were two very pleasant public herb walks in April. Thanks to everyone who came along. It was so wonderful to meet you!

The Frankendael Park orchard project began. River of Herbs is gradually transforming the four old orchards behind Restaurant Merkelbach into shady . . . → Read More: April – May Herbs in Amsterdam

Two Spring Walks


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…

River of Herbs @ Pakhuis de Zwijger

Tansy Bees

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


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