Group workshops cannot be organised at the moment, due to COVID regulations. They will be back soon! However:
Small group walks - Restarted
I have begun offering 1.5m walks for 3 people (4 in total). The public walks are advertised on Meetup. If any apprentices would like to gather for a small group walk (max. 3 of you plus me) then let me know. I have a lot of availability coming up from 6th - 18th April. Please let me know if you have availability too and would like to meet.
Next Zoom Meetings:
Friday 16th April - 19:30 - 20:15
Foraging - Peak Season
We are entering the peak foraging season of the year so I would this session to be about the key plants to look out for in your area. Have a look at the Beltane unit, if you have time beforehand, as that contains a great many herbs for mid-peak spring.
Friday 30th April - 19:30 - 20:15
Let's take a look at sweet ways to preserve herbs and extract their fabulous constituents. We will talk honeys, plant syrups, glycerine and elixirs - the pros and cons of each. If you would like to work along as we Zoom, have ready some fresh or dried herb, small clean dry glass jar, honey / plant alternative such as Agave syrup, maybe also some favoured spirit (Brandy / Vodka / Jenever etc), chopstick (or something for gently poking the herbs). You may also like to set up a simple flower / leaf syrup - if so, have ready organic sugar (ideally minimally processed such as cane sap cakes) and some fresh herb material (look out for Elderflowers, roses etc.).
Friday 14th May - 19:30 - 20:15
Drying in small spaces
This session will discuss how to effectively dry herbs in small spaces (and big spaces, if that's possible). We will centre it around the herbs available a-plenty at this time of year.
Here's the regular Zoom link
Our regular Zoom gathering is every two weeks on Friday evening.
Haarlem - Rotterdam - Den Haag
Who fancies joining me for a herb walk in one of these locations, when it becomes possible, this year? Let me know and we can sort out a date. I have several apprentices living in these places now, they are such great places and it would be good to look at your most local situations together. Also to help you to connect to each other.
If you are in Amsterdam, or can easily get there, you are very welcome to come out foraging with me whenever possible. Some of you live around the corner from my home (in the Watergraafsmeer part of town) or the school where I work (in Oud Zuid). If so, just send me a What's app or text to see what's possible that day / week. If you are further, let's set a date. NB: I am slow to listen to voice mails - What's app, sms or email are the quickest ways to reach me (06 275 969 30).
Online Zooming for past and present apprentices began in April 2020. If that's you, drop in anytime!
No experience is needed - No pressure to attend each time - Just drop in when you like!
This is a good opportunity to have a chat with me, ask any questions and sometimes we plan ahead to make herbal preparations together such as creams, elixirs, pills, and tinctures. We chat about anything - not only herb stuff.
I think it's always nice to put a face to a name, especially if you are following the course from far away.
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