Monday, 23 May 2016

Herbal First Aid Masterclass

 Our Gone Wild Herbs workshop is happening this 

Saturday, 28th May from 12noon-4.30pm 
3 Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, N16 6PA
(which is in the basement of Food For All health food shop)

It's going to be an adventure in creating your own home herbal first aid kit, with a range of preparations including 'bruise' cream and 'burns and bites' balm, cough syrup and hayfever tea blend. Our focus will be super practical and we will be making lots of stuff together for you to take home.
Learn long-lasting practical medicine-making skills, explore the native plants that make up our natural first aid kits and find out how to remedy ills, accidents and injuries in the home with simple materials. 
It'll be a fun day of skills-and-knowledge-sharing, delving into traditional herbal wisdom and contemporary research into the plants. And of course hands-on making and storytelling!

Come join us if you can - full details are here as well as how to book.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Our first Communal Medicine Making Session of the year

After a sunny spring tonic workshop and lots of cakes (thanks to all the volunteers) at Cordwainers garden with lovely Nat, we are doing our first communal medicine making session of 2016 hosted by Made In Hackney.

We will be going foraging for May herbs at the beautiful Abney Park Cemetery, and then return to the
fantastic kitchen at Made In Hackney headquarters for some tasting and tonic making together.

When? Sunday, 8th May 2016, 12.30pm to 3pm
Where? Made in Hackney (below the Food for All shop), 3 Cazenove Road, N16 6PA

Meet us at the Made in Hackney headquarters at 12.15pm.

Free (donation only) to all, but please book a place with Made In Hackney.

Please note that the foraging is now part of the 12.30 to 3pm session and not beforehand as advertised.

Bring a clean jam jar if you would like to take some medicine home.

Looking forward to see you all and fingers crossed for great weather xx

The Gone Wild Herbs Collective

Friday, 1 April 2016

Springtime herbal activities - commencing with the Cordwainers

We are collaborating with our friends Hackney Herbal this April! To bring you an afternoon of community herbal fun - join us at the Cordwainers Garden in deepest Hackney for urban herb tastings, skillsharing in making seasonal springtime medicine with plants from the garden, and hopefully a bit of tasty nourishing Nettle soup!!
Suggested £5 donation - please email to book a space

Sunday 17th April, 2-5.30pm @ Cordwainers Garden, 182 Mare Street, London E8 3RE

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

The Spring Returns!

Can you feel the little green shoots starting to rise up... come join Hedge Herbs and Gone Wild Herbs for the first herbal outing of the year, with a guided plant walk on Walthamstow Marshes, on Saturday 12th March, 12noon-2pm

We will meet at The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane, E17 7HA - 11.45am.
You need to book a place in advance - call Rasheeqa on 07784 506 494 or email

Come ready for opening your senses to the landscape and its inhabitants, and to hear and share good stories of the healing plants. We'll spend part of the walk focusing on one plant and learning about the Goethean science approach to studying nature, where we use all of our sense perceptions to gather information. Those of you who attended our herb tastings at the Curve Garden last summer will know something of this. We will share knowledge of traditional & current uses of the plants we find, their history & folklore and how to prepare them into remedies.

We are offering a programme of monthly walks through the spring & summer seasons this year - see for more info and dates...

Friday, 26 February 2016

Happy New Year! and News…..

It has been a long winter and we are slowly crawling out of our winter hibernation.

Steph has given birth to her daughter Florence on 4th December, who has been brewing over the summer and we are sure has soaked up all that herbal knowledge from our gatherings at the Curve garden and beyond. She's a real beauty.

Unfortunately I am not wearing my super purple (medicinal) mushroom jump suit here, but I am very happy instead!

We are starting to plan new events and herb walks for spring and summer with Nat from Hackney Herbal at the Cordwainer's Garden, another season with Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, and a community medicine making and masterclass with Made In Hackney in Stoke Newington.

We will let you know dates and times when everything is confirmed. Watch this space!

In the meantime much warmth to you till spring arrives.

The Gone Wild Herbs Collectivexx