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An apprenticeship meeting today and a nice walk in the woods of Frankendael, to find Wild garlic (Allium ursinum) and other plants popping up from beneath the snow.

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What a beautiful winter’s day again today! I met with the apprentices again this morning and we took a fresh walk through a section of Park Frankendael before testing our marshmallow milk decoction back at home.

We found this stunning Witch hazel (NL: Tover hazelaar) in flower still, Ground ivy, plenty of woodland . . . → Read More: 365 Frankendael day 269

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Today I took my apprenticeship group on a walk through parts of Park Frankendael. We found lots of life, from buds slowly developing on waterside Willow, to Geraniums looking almost as perky as in mid summer, to Potentilla populating the spaces that Ramsoms claim in spring, to Russian Comfrey still hanging on despite the cold . . . → Read More: 365 Frankendael day 234

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I had a lovely time with the Apprentice group this morning. We went out hunting for Chickweed and found some along with plenty of delicious Gallant Soldiers (Galinsoga parviflora) This pavement garden patch looked particularly vibrant and suited to a Colombian potato soup!

After the group had left I had another little wander . . . → Read More: 365 Frankendael day 206

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Today a photo of a fresh, beautiful and delicate plant which is a gift to the urinary system. This is Pennsylvania Pelitory (Paretaria pennsylvanica).

The first Urbanherbology Apprentice group meet for the first time today – what a joy to meet and share with those lovely gifted people! We made simple tinctures from this plant, . . . → Read More: 365 Frankendael day 171

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Woodland dell Frankendael

red clover

Today I harvested a few handfuls of Red Clover blossoms to make a small jar of tincture, three large leaves of Ground elder, to chop finely and add to our dinner and sat quietly in a beautiful, tiny grove, within the woodland part of park Frankendael.

Ground elder

The grove is . . . → Read More: 365 Frankendael day 136

2012 Apprenticeships

Rosa canina flowers and bud Park Frankendael

I’ve been giving urban herb walks and workshops for some time now. After being asked for more from some of those who attend, and reflecting on the matter, I’ve decided to offer an Apprenticeship course which will begin this October. Those who join me on this journey will be shown ways to make use . . . → Read More: 2012 Apprenticeships


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