Herbal Health Bar

The Herbal Health Bar is our first project as a collective, which we launched together with the wonderful people from the Dalston Eastern Curve garden in Dalston, East London.

The Herbal Health Bar project of 2015 consisted of us:

  • Transforming the small green house in the garden into an info point, sensory and visual installation all relating around plants, herbs, and herbal medicine. 
         Steph even created a sound installation about plant intelligence and perception, which
         you can listen to here: https://soundcloud.com/steph-wehowski/are-plants-intelligent

Herbal Health Bar
          And the artist Sophie Mason contributed her wonderful drawings to the project too.

  • Organising a Launch Weekend full of workshops and activities, on Saturday 30th May and Sunday 31st May 2015.
Launch Weekend schedule

  • Running free Thursday evening drop-in sessions from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, where we would  do experiential learning and skill and knowledge sharing together in the form of 
          Herb Walks in the garden and 'Make Your Own Herbarium'

Making a hot infused oil

  • Running affordable in-depth Sunday workshops looking at certain ailments and herbs in more depth. The workshops also had a strong practical focus, and thus were a lot of fun where each participant would take home one or two herbal goodies which they have made. We did 4 workshops over the summer, each lasting from 12-5pm, with the following themes:
          Stress in the City
          Diet & Digestion
          Skin & Allergies
          Seasonal Immune Support                                                                                                                           

Stress in the City workshop with Sarah and Steph

You can view more pictures of the Herbal Health Bar in our 'Photos' page.

At the moment we are working on how to take this project further and maybe transform it into a mobile venture, that we can take to different places.

All in all it was a fabulous project and we learned a lot (and hope you too!).
We would like to thank you so much for your enthusiasm and participation and the Dalston Eastern Curve for giving us the opportunity tho do this.

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