Planting Medicine at the Royal Free Permaculture Garden

Sat 26 May 10:00am - 1:00pm

Permaculture Site at the Heath Strange Garden, Royal Free Hospital
Hampstead Green/Rowland Hill Street
London

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Come and join us for a  fascinating workshop on plants-as-medicine, part of Transition Belsize’s permaculture garden project in the Heath Strange Garden at the Royal Free Hospital.

Led by Mark Watson of Transition Norwich and Sustainable Bungay, we’ll spend the morning learning to recognise a selection of native, wild and other medicinal plants, considering their properties and uses and planting some in the garden. We’ll also discuss why connecting with the plants that grow around us is a key step towards a resilient future. And what better venue than the grounds of the Royal Free Hospital?

Mark, originally from North London and now living in Suffolk, has been working with plants for many years. An active Transitioner, he currently curates Sustainable Bungay’s Plant Medicine Bed 2012 at Bungay library community garden and the accompanying monthly Plants for Life talks, walks and workshops.  He is known for his wild plant walks, his contagious enthusiasm and the ability to share generously what he knows with others and let others share their knowledge with him.

So whether you know nothing, a little or a lot about medicinal plants we look forward to seeing you on the day!