Living Medicine Walks & Workshops
    
Living Medicine runs herb walks and herb/food workshops in Newham and in other areas in the UK.  Led by professional medical herbalists, the workshops teach hands-on skills in making herb teas, remedies and healthy food for specific health problems. Our aim is to reskill us all in using plants for health. We wish to revive and exchange the world’s food/herbal medicine traditions and reconnect communities to their local professional herbalist.

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Introduction to Self Care with Food & Herbs - Course over 5 Saturdays
04 October 2014    10.30-3.00
Water Lane
Stratford, London E15 4 LZ
    

Introduction to Self Care using Foods and Herbs
26 April 2014    Five Saturday mornings from 26th Apr-24th May 2014
University of East London, Stratford Campus
Water Lane, London E15 4LZ
    

Learn how to look after yourself with natural, home grown, remedies! We aim to show you how simple and easy it is to use plants and food in self-care, share knowledge between all cultures and to grow healing plants in community gardens.

By the end of our project we want to have you feeling inspired and educated about the health benefits of herbs and food in an organic garden.

FREE but booking is essential.

To register and book, please contact:

Gail Farrow gail.farrow@livingmedicine.org Tel 07815 168410


Foundation Course in Self Care with Food & Herbs
07 September 2013    Five Saturday mornings from 7th Sept-5th Oct 2013
University of East London, Stratford Campus
Water Lane, London E15 4LZ
    
Join us in UEL's medicinal herb garden for our first short course in selfcare! The course aims to give you the skills to support your health and care for everyday health problems with food and herbs. Learn:
• how to assess your own health and diet
• identify which problems you can treat and when to go to the doctor
• how our health is linked to that of our emotions, the soil, our environment
• to identify the different characteristics of common healing plants
• how healing plants act on our bodies and minds
• to unlock the healing potential of your kitchen, windowsill or garden
• to map local food growing and green spaces

Cost: £155 including handouts and starter selfcare kit of jar, spray bottle and seeds.
To register and book, please contact:
Alex Laird info@livingmedicine.org Tel 020 7736 8975

Cookery Workshop at Chelsea Fringe
02 June 2012    4-5.30pm
342-344 Ladbroke Grove, Kensal Road,
London W10 5BU
    
Come and learn to make fast food-as–medicine with delicious breakfast and lunch dishes to taste, including wild foods! Discover the healing potential of oats, nuts, seeds, beans, watercress, beetroot, chickweed and more... Information and booking at: http://www.chelseafringe.com/living-medicine/
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Virtual Patient Herb Walk at the Urban Physic Garden
13 August 2011    2pm-3pm
100 Union St, Southwark, London SE1 0NL
    
Come and enjoy a herb walk at 2pm in the wonderful pop-up Urban Physic Garden. Find out how we can use its healing plants to help Stan-the Stomach or Hormonal Harriet and improve our own health. Cost £5 Book at www.physicgarden.org.uk/events Or contact info@livingmedicine.org Tel 020 7736 8975

Get Growing Club Session 4
12 August 2011    1100-1300
The Cafe, Central Park, High Street, East Ham, London E6 6ER
    
Session four of four. A short taster activity session exploring nature and plants and food and herb growing. Sessions are free. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at cafe. Please email info@livingmedicine.org or call 07815 168410 and leave your name and number.

Virtual Patient Herb Walk at the Urban Physic Garden
11 August 2011    1-1.45 pm
100 Union St, Southwark, London SE1 0NL
    
Come and enjoy a herb walk at lunchtime in the wonderful pop-up Urban Physic Garden. Find out how we can use its healing plants to help Stan-the Stomach or Hormonal Harriet and improve our own health.
Cost £5
Book at www.physicgarden.org.uk/events
Or contact info@livingmedicine.org Tel 020 7736 8975

More Than Skin Deep: Workshop at the Urban Physic Garden
07 August 2011    2-3.30pm
100 Union St, Southwark, London SE1 0NL
    
Discover herbal and food approaches to skin problems. Beauty starts from the inside with sound nutrition, but continues on the outside with easy-to-make scrubs and masks.
Cost £15 (Concessions £10)
Booking strongly recommended as numbers limited - book at www.physicgarden.org.uk/events
Or contact info@livingmedicine.org Tel 020 7736 8975

Get Growing Club Session 3
05 August 2011    1100-1300
The Cafe, Central Park, High Street, East Ham, London E6 6ER
    
Session three of four. A short taster activity session exploring nature and plants and food and herb growing. Sessions are free. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at cafe. Please email info@livingmedicine.org or call 07815 168410 and leave your name and number.

Virtual Patient Herb Walk at the Urban Physic Garden
04 August 2011    1-1.45 pm
100 Union St, Southwark, London SE1 0NL
    
Come and enjoy a herb walk at lunchtime in the wonderful pop-up Urban Physic Garden. Find out how we can use its healing plants to help Stan-the Stomach or Hormonal Harriet and improve our own health.
Cost £5
Book at www.physicgarden.org.uk/events
Or contact info@livingmedicine.org Tel 020 7736 8975

Herbal First Aid Kit: Workshop at the Urban Physic Garden
31 July 2011    2-3.30pm
100 Union St, Southwark, London SE1 0NL
    
Join us to put together the essential herbs and other preparations for your home First Aid Kit. We will make a soothing balm with infused oils, essential oils and beeswax.
Cost £15 (Concessions £10)
Booking strongly recommended as numbers limited - book at www.physicgarden.org.uk/events
Or contact info@livingmedicine.org Tel 020 7736 8975

Get Growing Club Session 2
29 July 2011    1100-1300
The Cafe, Central Park, High Street, East Ham, London E6 6ER
    
Session two of four. A short taster activity session exploring nature and plants and food and herb growing. Sessions are free. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at cafe. Please email info@livingmedicine.org or call 07815 168410 and leave your name and number.

Virtual Patient Herb Walk at the Urban Physic Garden
28 July 2011    1-1.45 pm
100 Union St, Southwark, London SE1 0NL
    
Come and enjoy a herb walk at lunchtime in the wonderful pop-up Urban Physic Garden. Find out how we can use its healing plants to help Stan-the Stomach or Hormonal Harriet and improve our own health.
Cost £5
Book at www.physicgarden.org.uk/events
Or contact info@livingmedicine.org Tel 020 7736 8975

Get Growing Club Session 1
22 July 2011    1100-1300
The Cafe, Central Park, High Street, East Ham, London E6 6ER
    
Session one of four. A short taster activity session exploring nature and plants and food and herb growing. Sessions are free. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at cafe. Please email info@livingmedicine.org or call 07815 168410 and leave your name and number.

Edwardian Foods and Medicines
17 July 2011    12 noon - 6 pm
108 High Street South
London E6 3RL
    
A taste of Edwardian food and herbal medicines with a modern twist. On offer for tasting will be ginger cookies, barley salad, throat lozenges, piccalilli, apple cider vinegar and composition powder. Or why not try a mustard foot bath, marshmallow ointment or herbal snuff? Members of the Living Medicine team will be on hand to explain how to make and use the remedies on show. Recipes will be available to take home but can be downloaded from this site after the event.
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Edwardian Foods and Medicines
16 July 2011    12 noon to 6 pm
108 High Street South
London E6 3RL
    
A taste of Edwardian food and herbal medicines with a modern twist. On offer for tasting will be ginger cookies, barley salad, throat lozenges, piccalilli, apple cider vinegar and composition powder. Or why not try a mustard foot bath, marshmallow ointment or herbal snuff? Members of the Living Medicine team will be on hand to explain how to make and use the remedies on show. Recipes will be available to take home but can be downloaded from this site after the event.
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Ease That Sneeze
26 June 2011    2-3.30pm
100 Union St, Southwark, London SE1 0NL
    
Herbs for coughs, colds and hayfever. To include: making herbal teas for hayfever, onion and garlic syrups, herbs and foods for immunity.
Cost £15 (Concessions £10)
Booking strongly recommended as numbers limited - book at www.physicgarden.org.uk/events
Or contact info@livingmedicine.org Tel 020 7736 8975
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The Big Lunch
05 June 2011    1-5pm
108 High Street South
London E6 3RL
    
Living Medicine are offering their healthy and tasty signature pulse dish and herbal teas for you to try. You can also try your hand at identifying some common herbs in our competition!
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Living Medicine Stall at East Ham Spring Festival
05 March 2011    12-4
Langdon School, Sussex Rd, London E6 2PS
    
Our stall will show what foods and herbs can be turned into simple remedies to improve our immunity to colds and flu.

18) Heart Herbs - Plants & Food for Circulation
28 February 2011    2-5pm
Katherine Road Community Centre, Katherine Road, East Ham, E7 8PN
    
Come and find out which herbs and foods you can turn into remedies to help prevent heart disease and stroke. To book, please email info@livingmedicine.org

Herbal Remedies for Children & Their Grown-Ups
25 February 2011    12-1.30 pm
The Cafe, Central Park, High Street, East Ham, London E6 6ER
    
Come and explore the medicinal herbs in the park through story-telling, legends and lore. Then make a medicinal cream for cuts and scrapes. Ages 3-8 plus carers.

Wild & Wonderful Herbs for Young People
25 February 2011    1.30-3 pm
The Cafe, Central Park, High Street, East Ham, London E6 6ER
    
A hands-on workshop for young people about healthy living. Come and have some fun making bath bombs and a delicious nutritious drink. We will also go for a short walk in the park to collect some useful herbs. Ages 8-13 plus carers.

16) Kitchen Remedies for Colds and Flu
05 February 2011    1-3:30pm
St Marks Community Centre,
218 Tollgate Road, London E6 5YA
    
Come and find out how to make simple food and herbal remedies to help boost your immunity!
The workshop is free, but numbers are limited, so you need to book a place. Please email info@livingmedicine.org or call 020 7736 8975 and leave your name and phone number.

Warming Spices in Christmas Remedies
18 December 2010    11-1 pm (part of the Festive Winter in the Park event, 11-3pm)
The Cafe, Central Park, High Street, East Ham, London E6 6ER
    
Come and celebrate our traditions and spices as we use frankincense and myrrh, cinnamon and cloves to create nourishing food, hot mulled drinks and healing skin creams.
Please book to guarantee a place, as numbers are limited:
Gail Farrow 07815 168410
gail.livingmed@googlemail.com
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Staving off those Winter Blues
11 December 2010    1-3pm
The Cafe, Central Park, High Street, East Ham, London E6 6ER
    
Can a good breakfast, a walk in the park, some old-fashioned rosehip harvesting and a chilli hot chocolate help us cope with the dark winter months? Learn some plant medicine strategies and the science behind them. Venue: The Cafe, Central Park Please book to guarantee a place, as numbers are limited: Gail Farrow 07815 168410

Wild and Wonderful Herbal Remedies for Children
27 November 2010    11-1pm
The Cafe, Central Park, High Street, East Ham, London E6 6ER
    
Come and hunt for wild medicinal herbs. Explore plants through storytelling and legends. Make useful home remedies. Ages 3-8 plus carers.
Venue: The Cafe, Central Park. Please book to guarantee a place, as numbers are limited: Gail Farrow 07815 168410 gail.livingmed@googlemail.com

11) Plants to Combat Colds and Flu
07 November 2010    2-4 pm
West Ham Park Bandstand
    
Prepare for winter by strengthening your immunity with the harvest of autumn berries and herbs.
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10) Staving off those Winter Blues
31 October 2010    2-5 pm
West Ham Park Bandstand
    
Can a good breakfast, a walk in the park, some old fashioned rosehip harvesting, and a chili hot chocolate make a difference to how we cope with those cold dark months?
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8) Heart Plants – Herbs and Food for Circulation
25 September 2010    2-5 pm
West Ham Park Bandstand
    
Walk to find and identify heart plants, then make teas and other remedies for blood pressure and cholesterol
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7) Medicinal Plants and Foods for Allergies
11 September 2010    2-5pm
West Ham Park Bandstand
    
Come and pick the herbs which reduce our sensitivity to hayfever, asthma and eczema. Make teas and other remedies including foods.
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6) Wild & Wonderful Herbs - Remedies for Children & their Grown-ups
30 August 2010    2-4pm
West Ham Park Bandstand
    
Come and hunt for wild medicinal herbs. Explore plants through storytelling and legends. Make useful home remedies. Ages 3 - 8 plus carers.
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5) Medicinal Plants for Better Digestion
25 July 2010    2-5pm
West Ham Park Bandstand
    
How to use herbs and spices as medicine in our everyday foods.
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4) The Power of Flowers - Plants that Cheer You Up!
16 July 2010    12-3pm
Vicarage Lane Health Centre, 10 Vicarage Lane, E15 4ES
    
Herbal medicine and nutrition to “dispel sadness, promote gladness” and support mental health in our stressful lives.

3) Simple Food & Herbal Remedies for the Family
30 June 2010    10:30am - 1:30pm
Grassroots Community Centre, Memorial Park, Memorial Avenue, E15 3DB
    
Find medicinal plants in the Park to turn into energy-rich foods and remedies for eczema, bruises and digestive upsets.
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2) Joint Inflammation - Treatment with Herbs and Food
24 June 2010    10am - 1pm
West Ham Park Bandstand, then Church Hall next door to Age Concern, 655 Barking Rd, E13 9EX
    
Turn herbs or weeds, kitchen spices and supermarket foods into remedies for joint aches and pains.
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1) Medicinal Foods & Herbs for Energy and Weight-loss
23 June 2010    10:30am - 1:30pm
Subco Centre, 49 Plashet Road, Upton Park, London, E13 0QA
    
After a herb walk in West Ham Park, we’ll create together delicious fast foods and remedies.
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With thanks for photos to:
    
Erick VivasLa Boqueria, Barcelona
Carol Sharpwww.carolsharp.co.uk
Aoife SheehyNorth Haringay Roof Garden Project
Karen LiebreichChiswick Kitchen Garden
Jutta WagnerChiswick Kitchen Garden
Stock XCHNGwww.sxc.hu
Melissa RonaldsonHerbal Snuff
Old Oak Community Centre Gardening Club
Rabiah Abdullah
Jonny Chubb
Gail Farrow
Alex Laird
    
    
Partners in Living Medicine's West Ham Project:
    
City of London West Ham Park
Subco
Grassroots Community Centre
Newham Carers
Age Concern, Newham
MIND, Newham
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