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 worlds food/herbal medicine traditions and reconnect communities to their local professional herbalist.

B. Mary’s test workshop
02 September 2016    12:00
342-344 Ladbroke Grove, Kensal Road,
London W10 5BU
    

A. Mary’s test workshop
04 July 2016    12:00
100 Union St, Southwark, London SE1 0NL
    
Introduction to Self Care with Food & Herbs General information for Participants The aim of this award-winning* course is to build a self-care kit of food and herb knowledge to strengthen your health and deal with everyday ailments. We explain how the body works and how certain types of herbs and foods promote its functions. We will share simple kitchen remedies with herbs and foods that are easy to find. We’ll help you evaluate aspects of your own health and diet and to identify the nature of a discomfort and what would help it heal. You’ll learn to recognise the therapeutic qualities of plants growing abundantly around us. It’s about the pleasure of eating, drinking or turning that plant into a simple remedy! * Gardening Against The Odds Award of Merit 2013 (The Telegraph & The Conservation Foundation) Who’s it for? If you grow food, garden, work with communities, are a health professional or are just interested in plants, food and health, then this course may be of particular interest to you. No previous knowledge is necessary, though we’d love you to share what you already know. The course is led by BSc practising medical herbalists. Objectives At the end of the course you will be able to: • use self-care principles and practice in your daily life to support your health • evaluate aspects of your own health and food intake and monitor any changes • identify the nature of simple common ailments • identify when to seek medical help • understand the actions of key medicinal foods and herbs in treating common ailments • identify characteristics and therapeutics of key plant families • learn to make safe and effective kitchen remedies for common conditions • map local sources of medicinal foods and plants • optional herb gardening sessions grow starter plants for a medicinal herb bed/window-box Course structure 1 Introduction Basic principles of self care, herbal therapeutics, identifying mint and other plant families, basic food self care, remedy making: herb chewing, herbal tea, breakfast smoothie, herb crush, herb gardening optional 2 Digestive Discomforts How digestion works, understanding common digestive problems, plant actions, how to identify parsley plant family, food & herb knowhow kit, remedy making: grain/pulse dish, digestive decoction, mucilage powder mix, pestos, herb gardening optional 3 Sleep, Anxiety, Fatigue How our nerves and hormones function, understanding insomnia, anxiety, fatigue and headaches, plant actions, identifying mustard family, food & herb knowhow kit, remedy making: hot valerian chocolate, essential oils bath & pillow, tincture, herb gardening optional 4 Skin & First Aid Food & herb knowhow kit for first aid and skin problems, identifying daisy family, remedy making: infused oil, ointment, cream, lotion, herb gardening optional 5 Coughs, Colds & Allergies How our immune system functions, understanding coughs, colds, allergies, identifying rose family, plant actions, remedy-making: inhalation, vapour rub, throat decoction spray, gargle, herb gardening optional Testimonials “Fascinating – very well planned and nicely paced – really enjoyed the day”. “Excellent”. “Very interactive, good notes, very friendly and extremely informative”. “Extremely interesting, very well paced, very good course material”. “I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, so informative and very inspiring”. “I was surprised how much better I felt, both mentally and physically – I am definitely better and keep remembering your very realistic and practical advice”. From 2013-2015 participants at Chelsea Physic Garden and UEL’s Herb Garden courses Certificate of Achievement Those who complete the course receive the Living Medicine Introduction to Self Care Certificate. This will qualify those to apply for our future course for community self care mentors to teach others. Cost of course from £250. Concessions may be available. Includes detailed handouts and basic self-care kit of 25 mls spray bottle, 15ml and 30ml jars. Optional gardening session: 2 propagation pots, seeds. Venues Community and visitor centres, schools, colleges, allotments, community gardens Class learning hours 15 hours 20 with optional gardening hour Learning style Awareness of your own health is the nub of this course, with discussion, sharing your own knowledge, tutor teaching and practical demonstrations of how to make food dishes and herbal remedies. What you need to bring A4 paper and pen. Raincoat if needed for optional herb garden tour.

B. Mary’s test workshop
04 July 2016    12:00
108 High Street South
London E6 3RL
    
Introduction to Self Care with Food & Herbs General information for Participants The aim of this award-winning* course is to build a self-care kit of food and herb knowledge to strengthen your health and deal with everyday ailments. We explain how the body works and how certain types of herbs and foods promote its functions. We will share simple kitchen remedies with herbs and foods that are easy to find. We’ll help you evaluate aspects of your own health and diet and to identify the nature of a discomfort and what would help it heal. You’ll learn to recognise the therapeutic qualities of plants growing abundantly around us. It’s about the pleasure of eating, drinking or turning that plant into a simple remedy! * Gardening Against The Odds Award of Merit 2013 (The Telegraph & The Conservation Foundation) Who’s it for? If you grow food, garden, work with communities, are a health professional or are just interested in plants, food and health, then this course may be of particular interest to you. No previous knowledge is necessary, though we’d love you to share what you already know. The course is led by BSc practising medical herbalists. Objectives At the end of the course you will be able to: • use self-care principles and practice in your daily life to support your health • evaluate aspects of your own health and food intake and monitor any changes • identify the nature of simple common ailments • identify when to seek medical help • understand the actions of key medicinal foods and herbs in treating common ailments • identify characteristics and therapeutics of key plant families • learn to make safe and effective kitchen remedies for common conditions • map local sources of medicinal foods and plants • optional herb gardening sessions grow starter plants for a medicinal herb bed/window-box Course structure 1 Introduction Basic principles of self care, herbal therapeutics, identifying mint and other plant families, basic food self care, remedy making: herb chewing, herbal tea, breakfast smoothie, herb crush, herb gardening optional 2 Digestive Discomforts How digestion works, understanding common digestive problems, plant actions, how to identify parsley plant family, food & herb knowhow kit, remedy making: grain/pulse dish, digestive decoction, mucilage powder mix, pestos, herb gardening optional 3 Sleep, Anxiety, Fatigue How our nerves and hormones function, understanding insomnia, anxiety, fatigue and headaches, plant actions, identifying mustard family, food & herb knowhow kit, remedy making: hot valerian chocolate, essential oils bath & pillow, tincture, herb gardening optional 4 Skin & First Aid Food & herb knowhow kit for first aid and skin problems, identifying daisy family, remedy making: infused oil, ointment, cream, lotion, herb gardening optional 5 Coughs, Colds & Allergies How our immune system functions, understanding coughs, colds, allergies, identifying rose family, plant actions, remedy-making: inhalation, vapour rub, throat decoction spray, gargle, herb gardening optional Testimonials “Fascinating – very well planned and nicely paced – really enjoyed the day”. “Excellent”. “Very interactive, good notes, very friendly and extremely informative”. “Extremely interesting, very well paced, very good course material”. “I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, so informative and very inspiring”. “I was surprised how much better I felt, both mentally and physically – I am definitely better and keep remembering your very realistic and practical advice”. From 2013-2015 participants at Chelsea Physic Garden and UEL’s Herb Garden courses Certificate of Achievement Those who complete the course receive the Living Medicine Introduction to Self Care Certificate. This will qualify those to apply for our future course for community self care mentors to teach others. Cost of course from £250. Concessions may be available. Includes detailed handouts and basic self-care kit of 25 mls spray bottle, 15ml and 30ml jars. Optional gardening session: 2 propagation pots, seeds. Venues Community and visitor centres, schools, colleges, allotments, community gardens Class learning hours 15 hours 20 with optional gardening hour Learning style Awareness of your own health is the nub of this course, with discussion, sharing your own knowledge, tutor teaching and practical demonstrations of how to make food dishes and herbal remedies. What you need to bring A4 paper and pen. Raincoat if needed for optional herb garden tour.

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Introduction to Self Care with Food & Herbs course
07 May 2016    Five Saturday mornings from 7th May-4th June 2016
    

Unlock the healing potential of your kitchen or garden with our award-winning* 5-part practical course! Learn the pleasure of using plants and food for health, as medical herbalists Roberta Hutchins and Helen Barnett guide you through this basic introduction to help with everyday health problems. The course covers Self Care Basics, Digestive Discomforts, Sleep, Anxiety & Fatigue, Skin & First Aid, and Coughs Colds & Allergies.

Cost: Early Bird booking before 14th March £175 After 14th March £200.

To register and book, please email:

living medicinedevon@gmail.com

For more information, contact: Helen Tel 07967 433242

Roberta Tel 07747 030629

* Award of Merit from Gardening Against The Odds 2013


B. Mary’s test workshop
07 May 2016    12:00
Katherine Road Community Centre, Katherine Road, East Ham, E7 8PN
    
Introduction to Self Care with Food & Herbs General information for Participants The aim of this award-winning* course is to build a self-care kit of food and herb knowledge to strengthen your health and deal with everyday ailments. We explain how the body works and how certain types of herbs and foods promote its functions. We will share simple kitchen remedies with herbs and foods that are easy to find. We’ll help you evaluate aspects of your own health and diet and to identify the nature of a discomfort and what would help it heal. You’ll learn to recognise the therapeutic qualities of plants growing abundantly around us. It’s about the pleasure of eating, drinking or turning that plant into a simple remedy! * Gardening Against The Odds Award of Merit 2013 (The Telegraph & The Conservation Foundation) Who’s it for? If you grow food, garden, work with communities, are a health professional or are just interested in plants, food and health, then this course may be of particular interest to you. No previous knowledge is necessary, though we’d love you to share what you already know. The course is led by BSc practising medical herbalists. Objectives At the end of the course you will be able to: • use self-care principles and practice in your daily life to support your health • evaluate aspects of your own health and food intake and monitor any changes • identify the nature of simple common ailments • identify when to seek medical help • understand the actions of key medicinal foods and herbs in treating common ailments • identify characteristics and therapeutics of key plant families • learn to make safe and effective kitchen remedies for common conditions • map local sources of medicinal foods and plants • optional herb gardening sessions grow starter plants for a medicinal herb bed/window-box Course structure 1 Introduction Basic principles of self care, herbal therapeutics, identifying mint and other plant families, basic food self care, remedy making: herb chewing, herbal tea, breakfast smoothie, herb crush, herb gardening optional 2 Digestive Discomforts How digestion works, understanding common digestive problems, plant actions, how to identify parsley plant family, food & herb knowhow kit, remedy making: grain/pulse dish, digestive decoction, mucilage powder mix, pestos, herb gardening optional 3 Sleep, Anxiety, Fatigue How our nerves and hormones function, understanding insomnia, anxiety, fatigue and headaches, plant actions, identifying mustard family, food & herb knowhow kit, remedy making: hot valerian chocolate, essential oils bath & pillow, tincture, herb gardening optional 4 Skin & First Aid Food & herb knowhow kit for first aid and skin problems, identifying daisy family, remedy making: infused oil, ointment, cream, lotion, herb gardening optional 5 Coughs, Colds & Allergies How our immune system functions, understanding coughs, colds, allergies, identifying rose family, plant actions, remedy-making: inhalation, vapour rub, throat decoction spray, gargle, herb gardening optional Testimonials “Fascinating – very well planned and nicely paced – really enjoyed the day”. “Excellent”. “Very interactive, good notes, very friendly and extremely informative”. “Extremely interesting, very well paced, very good course material”. “I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, so informative and very inspiring”. “I was surprised how much better I felt, both mentally and physically – I am definitely better and keep remembering your very realistic and practical advice”. From 2013-2015 participants at Chelsea Physic Garden and UEL’s Herb Garden courses Certificate of Achievement Those who complete the course receive the Living Medicine Introduction to Self Care Certificate. This will qualify those to apply for our future course for community self care mentors to teach others. Cost of course from £250. Concessions may be available. Includes detailed handouts and basic self-care kit of 25 mls spray bottle, 15ml and 30ml jars. Optional gardening session: 2 propagation pots, seeds. Venues Community and visitor centres, schools, colleges, allotments, community gardens Class learning hours 15 hours 20 with optional gardening hour Learning style Awareness of your own health is the nub of this course, with discussion, sharing your own knowledge, tutor teaching and practical demonstrations of how to make food dishes and herbal remedies. What you need to bring A4 paper and pen. Raincoat if needed for optional herb garden tour.

Introduction to Self Care with Food & Herbs - Course over 5 Saturdays
04 October 2014    10.30-3.00 for 5 Saturdays from 4th Oct-1st Nov 2014
Medicinal Herb Garden, University of East London, Water Lane
Stratford, London E15 4 LZ
    
Our award-winning* course is for beginners interested in healing plants and foods, health, gardening or working with communities. It includes class discussion, tasting and identifying healing plants, practical remedy making, your own health and diet assessment, plus hands-on herb gardening. Taught by medical herbalist Gail Farrow, subjects covered are: Self Care Basics, Digestive Discomforts, Sleep, Anxiety & Fatigue, Skin & First Aid, Coughs, Colds & Allergies, plus Growing Your Own Herbs.

Course cost 175 including handouts and herb starter kit. Booking is essential.

To register and book, please go to: http://www.livingmedicine.org/projects/fbook.php

Concessions: Funding available for those in Stratford Village or registered with its Surgery - apply now for a Well London Personal Support Package by contacting Florence Alake at Well London florence.alake@eastlondon-health.co.uk 07938125502

For more information, contact: Gail Farrow gail.farrow@livingmedicine.org 07815 168410

* Award of Merit from Gardening Against The Odds 2013


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-asmedicine 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, well 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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