Urban Herbology’s 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. With an extensive background in herbalism, biology and permaculture, Lynn believes that as many people as possible should understand the plants growing around them and how to use them safely and ethically. That is what Urban Herbology is all about.
How can Urban Herbology help you?
What would you like to learn about these incredible plants?
Lynn runs an online and face-to-face apprenticeship course, to help you to become more self-sufficient and to help build community resilience.
Urban Herbology Apprenticeship
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 in the apprenticeship course: bonus modules in Wild Food and Drink, Remedies and Ferments
Cost: €25 – €38 per month, 12 payments.
[Please note that Lynn does 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 her so you can come to an agreement].
Everyone brings their own crafting liquids and small glass jars (if they like). This helps to keep the costs right down and avoid waste. These are scheduled approximately monthly and happen in Amsterdam. Attendance is optional but apprentices are encouraged to attend at least one workshop, to more quickly build their skills and confidence.
Cost €10 per apprentice.
Further details about the course and how to apply, are available here
Workshops and Walks
Urban Herbology is run by Lynn Shore. As well as providing apprenticeship workshops, she occasionally delivers private trainings for local businesses (such as Lucas Bols, Merkelbach), the public and collaborates with Mediamatic on thier mental health programme.
Public walks happen about once a month and more often in the main foraging season. They are open to the public and her apprentices. They are free for Urban Herbology apprentices past and present.
Facebook and Zoom
To help stay in contact, there is a private Facebook group for apprentices and also a Zoom session, on occasional Friday evenings, 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.