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Sandy Edibles at Magneet Festival

Magneet Festival site 2013

Here is a taster of the edible and amazing plants which can be found at the sandy Magneet Festival site, in Amsterdam Oost. This is Evening Primrose (Oenothera sp.) NL: Teunisbloem, a useful and tasty plant.

I was asked to lead a foraging walk each weekend, throughout the duration of the month long . . . → Read More: Sandy Edibles at Magneet Festival

Van Gogh Tickets Competition


On the evenings of Friday 2nd and Friday 30th August, I’ll be inviting visitors of the Van Gogh Museum to learn about and taste some edible and mind altering plants, which Vincent van Gogh used. Myself and a few able assistants will be installed with a selection of his most inspiring plants, some snacks . . . → Read More: Van Gogh Tickets Competition

Urban Outsiders Exhibition at Huize Frankendael

mobi-01 Frankendael

I had an invitation to the launch evening, on Friday, of Urban Outsiders at Huize Frankendael. I managed a quick whizz around the exhibits just before the end of that event. It contains some really beautiful things, from a walk in Permaculture style caravan to illuminated flower pictures, to unusual herb photos to interesting . . . → Read More: Urban Outsiders Exhibition at Huize Frankendael

Labour of Love – VU Hortus Botanicus

Whilst in the American Book Center today, I was told about an interesting event which they will host very soon and may interest you too. There will be plants, cello music, raw food, the book author, photographer and no doubt lots of other people who love plants and beautiful urban gardens.

Labour of Love: Portrait . . . → Read More: Labour of Love – VU Hortus Botanicus

Hortus Botanicus – Forgotten vegetables


Next weekend (This weekend 10th & 11th Sept) the Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam are organising what promises to be a very interesting weekend for Urban Herbologists.  The event is called “Van aardpeer tot zonnewortel” (literally, from earthpears to suncarrots) and is all about forgotten or old varieties of vegetables.

A few weeks ago I was . . . → Read More: Hortus Botanicus – Forgotten vegetables

Pembrokeshire Chamomile and Goji Berries

Washed up crab and shoreline Chamomile

We have been away to Wales this summer; had a fabulous time visiting family and also an isolated barn in Pembrokeshire National Park.  There were too many wild herbs to mention them all and as I am just getting back into the swing of being connected to the world again here a couple of photos…

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Eostre Herbs in de Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam

Hortus Lily Pond July 2006

I have just been for a lovely walk in Flevopark and apart from masses of gorgeous Ramsons (NL: Daslook) there are not really enough wild herbs up to warrant an organised walk.  I am still really keen to gather a few Urban Herbologists together on Eostre (the spring Equinox, 20th March 2011) so a change . . . → Read More: Eostre Herbs in de Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam

Herbes de Provence

Meal at D’un Goût à l’Autre.

Nyons, in Drôme Provence, France is famous for award winning olives and delicious wines.  During my recent holiday there I enjoyed some great herby meals and bought two local specimens to add to the kitchen balcony. One restaurant stood out because of its use of local herbs. . . . → Read More: Herbes de Provence


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