Our mission is to help you to learn about the amazing edible and medicinal plants which grow in towns and cities.

Urban Herbology began in 2010 after Lynn Shore completed her Masters in Public Health with a focus on Urban Food Sovereignty. We believe that as many people as possible should understand the plants growing around them and how to use them safely and ethically – That’s all!

How can we help you?
What would you like to learn about these incredible plants?
Urban Herbology runs online and face-to-face trainings to help you to become more self-sufficient and to help build community resilience. We do not want financial issues to stand in the way of people learning these skills, so if the prices quoted make this impossible, but you need the skills, contact us so we can come to an agreement. Follow the links for further details.

Urban Herbology Apprenticeship (from €25 per month)
Earn the UH Apprenticeship Diploma by completing all five of the UH Courses.
Urban Foraging Course
Herb Crafting Course
Wheel of the Year Course*
Wise Woman Tradition of Healing Course*
Herb Gardening Course*
Also included: non-assessed bonus modules in Wild Food and Drink, Remedies and Ferments.

Urban Herbology Foraging Course (from €12 per month)
Learn how to find these amazing plants, correctly identify them, safely and ethically harvest them and how to use them.
Also included: Plant Profiles, Wild Food and Drink module.
This course is registered with and accredited by the CMA.

Urban Herbology Crafting Course (from €12 per month)
Learn how to make all the herbal lotions, potions, pills and crafts that you could need. Focused on local herbs and working within the wise woman tradition of healing.
Also included: Plant Profiles, Remedies module.
This course is registered with and accredited by the CMA.

[*The other Apprenticeship courses will become available separately in 2021]

Workshops and Walks
Urban Herbology Education is run by Lynn Shore. She only offers workshops for UH course students and very occasionally delivers private trainings for local businesses (such as Lucas Bols and Merkelbach). So if you would like to join any Urban Herbology workshops you need to be on one of the courses listed on this page.

Workshops cost €10 per student.
Everyone brings their own crafting liquids and small glass jars (if they like). This helps to keep the costs right down and avoid waste.

Walks happen about once a month (more often in summer). They are open to the public and UH students. They are free for students on the Apprenticeship course and half price (€7.50) for students on the Foraging or Crafting courses. If Foraging or Crafting students want to come on lots of walks, exchanges are often possible.

Facebook and Zoom
To help us stay in contact, there are private Facebook groups for the courses and also a Zoom session, every other Friday evening where students can drop in for a chat or to work through a project together.

Urban Herbology Education is a registered training provider with the Complementary Medical Association

If you have questions, please contact Lynn by email.