Spring 2022 Events
Thursday 21st April
Herbalists Without Borders - Gardening & Harvesting Morning
09.30 - 11.00
At the orchards, in Park Frankendael
(behind Huize Frankendael - Middenweg 72, 1097 BS Amsterdam)
Today will be pruning the Elder shrubs, first harvest of the stinging nettle and more wild garlic harvesting. Loads of other herbs looking great at the moment so we will see what we have time for. Herbalists Without Borders remedies are the destination for the nettle tops today and the wild garlic. Donations in effort, money or oil/vodka/jenever etc welcome but just bring yourself to join in, if possible.
Come join me if you would like to - bring gardening gloves (not essential but handy) and a pair of secateurs if you have them (again not essential) and maybe a mug and flask of warm drink.
Call or Whatsapp me if you can't find it - 0627596930
Friday 22nd April
Zoom for UH Apprentices
19:30 - 20:15 (Amsterdam Time)
Bring along a cup of herbal tea if possible (Rosemary is great for aligning minds).
Topic: Progress on the course. How's it going? Q & A time. Share photos of mystery plants that you have found.
The COVID restrictions have loosened up almost completely now so I have have fully restarted walks and workshops. Walks are free for Apprentices (€15 per person, if not an apprentice). Workshops are generally bring your own and a cost of €10 for apprentices (usually €35 - €60 per workshop upwards for others)
Dates to be announced here below and on Meetup.com . Please join the Meetup group if you want immediate alerts of available dates. If you see a date you can attend on Meetup, send me a direct message or email and I will secure your place.
Haarlem - Rotterdam - Den Haag
Who fancies joining me for a herb walk in one of these locations? 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 we focus on a herb of the month. Sometimes we plan ahead to make herbal preparations online-together such as creams, elixirs, pills, and tinctures. We chat about anything - not only herb stuff so do feel free to join.
I think it's always nice to put a face to a name, especially if you are following the course from far away, that is part of the reason for the zooms, also to keep you moving in your studies.
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