About

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Most urban foragers struggle to find an experienced guide who can really help them to learn about plant identification, ethical harvesting and the safe use of local plants.

I created the Urban Herbology Apprenticeship course, a systematic approach to mastering the arts of ethical herb foraging, crafting, gardening and self-care. It is focused on incredible plants which grow in towns and cities and each module revolves around issues that are specific to urban foragers.

The Herb Crafting Course and the Foraging Course, from the apprenticeship are now available as a stand alone courses.

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My goal is to help you learn about the plants growing near you now, wherever that it. I want to help you to stop worrying about how to accumulate the knowledge needed to safely forage and use urban herbs. The Urban Herbology Apprenticeship connects you to a wealth of knowledge and advice about foraging, herb crafting, gardening, self-healing and living seasonaly.

I'm Lynn Shore, a Brit, living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands with my Dutch partner and our young daughter. We live in an apartment within a beautiful city, but the call to nature beats so strong in my heart.

Green day - Gathering wild garlic seed heads to make pickles - June 2020

For well over a decade, my blog, groups, walks, talks and courses have inspired hundreds of people to live in harmony with the natural cycles of urban landscapes.

I have trained artists, chefs, therapists, home-makers, nutritionists, writers, mixologists, ecologists, cosmetic makers, gardeners, teachers, pharmacists... people rather like you! My work, and that of my amazing students, has been widely featured in the media. We pride ourselves on leaving no trace and putting nature and safety first. We also support each other: Community spirit is at the heart of this course.

For over 25 years, I have been building the knowledge which I share in this course. Here are some media mentions and interviews. My qualifications are as follows:

Herbalism:
Diploma in Herbal Medicine (Inst. NH) 2003
Wise Woman Tradition, Susun Weed 2012
Danu Forest, Living the Wheel of the Year 2014
Kruidengeneeskunde hbo 2020
Corporate Member of The Herb Society

Permaculture:
Introduction to Permaculture (Patrick Whitefield) 2008
Initiator of River of Herbs project, Amsterdam 2012
PDC (Permaculture Visions) 2013
Permaculture Diploma (aspirant)

Complementary Therapies:
Precision Reflexology Practitioner (MAR) 2001
British Wheel of Yoga Teacher 2002
ITEC A&P, Indian Head Massage, Holistic Massage 2003
Award in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture 2016
Counselling 2019,
Mental Health First Aid 2020

Public Health:
Master of Public Health (MPH), Univ. Liverpool 2010

Special Education:
PGCE teacher of Biology to A-Level, Univ. Bristol 1996
PGDipSEND and NASENCO, Middlesex Univ. 2019
Member of British Psychological Society

Biology:
Genetics, Univ. Sheffield (BSc. (hons)) 1993

I have woven a life which combines city living with meaningful nature connection. I have created this course to help you to gain this knowledge too so you can weave it into your life and do beautiful things with it!

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Wild fennel, South Devon, UK

Urban Herbology is a Registered Training School with the CMA
Urban Herbology Foraging Course is Accredited by and Registered with the CMA
The other UH courses are to be evaluated by the CMA very soon