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Jelly ear fungus on Elder tree in January

2020 Schedule – Walks – Workshops – Gatherings.

Imbolc – First signs of spring
Urban Herbology Walk
Saturday 1st February 2020
11.45 – 13.00ish
Join me for a wander around Park Frankendael, looking at the wide variety of edible and medicinal plants which can be found, as winter gently turns to spring. Park Frankendael is a great place to learn about ethical foraging and I’d love you to join me to find out what’s in season and how to use it. My community project, River of Herbs, has four beautiful wild herb gardens there so I’ll show you around those and the wider park. Wild garlic has emerged in early January this year so some will be big enough to harvest by this walk. There will be plenty of other things up and ready too.

The walk will go ahead come rain or shine so please be prepared for that when you book – a great opportunity to get your wellies or boots out – we will stick mostly to the paths though. I forage in all weather’s but the walk will not happen if we have a storm, because we’ll be in the woods and falling branches are not fun – so keep an eye on your messages after booking, just in case.

Free for apprenticeship course students.
€10 everyone else.
Booking via Meetup


February Apprentices Workshop
Monday 17th February 2020
11.00 – 14.00
Meeting at my home in Amsterdam Watergraafsmeer. Focusing on:
Foraging skills – Early spring herb identification, foraging and poisonous plants
Crafting projects – lozenges, pills, infusions, oils, tinctures, salves&balms
Step 3 Healing – Nourishment
Wheel of the Year – Imbolc
Growing – Indoor and tropical herbs
Ferments – Something from the module to make and try.
Also, time to talk about any issues you are having on the course.

Snacks, soup, herb bread, teas and crafting materials provided.
Cost €50
Booking via meetup or email Lynn

Urban Herbology Foraging Experience

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk
Saturday 7th March 2020
11.45 – 13.15
Park Frankendael.
€15 per person (free for apprentices)
Join me for a wander around Park Frankendael, looking at the wide variety of edible and medicinal plants which can be found, as we move further into spring. Park Frankendael is a great place to learn about ethical foraging and I’d love you to join me to find out what’s in season and how to use it. My community project, River of Herbs, has four beautiful wild herb gardens there so I’ll show you around those and the wider park.

The walk will go ahead come rain or shine so please be prepared for that when you book – a great opportunity to get your wellies or boots out – we will stick mostly to the paths though. I forage in all weather’s but the walk will not happen if we have a storm, because we’ll be in the woods and falling branches are not fun – so keep an eye on your messages after booking, just in case.

Booking through Meetup.

Allium in my Lynn’s at Schellingwoude

April Apprentices Workshop
Monday 6th April 2020
11.00 – 14.00
Meeting at my garden-house (volkstuin) in Schellingwoude, Amsterdam. Focusing on:
Foraging skills – Peak spring identification, foraging and poisonous plants
Crafting projects – infusions, vinegars, elixirs, compresses and creams
Step 3 & 4 Healing – Nourishment, Stimulate/Sedate
Wheel of the Year – Ostara and Beltane
Growing – Perennials and kokedame
Ferments – Something from the module to make and try.
Also, time to talk about any issues you are having on the course.

Snacks, soup, herb bread, teas and crafting materials provided.
Cost €50
Booking through Meetup


Wild garlic in the River of Herbs Orchards

Also coming up
May day – Beltane Walk
Apprenticeship workshops
Midsummer’s Day Picnic under Lime trees – Park Frankendael
Summer and autumn walks
Private bookings possible occasionally


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Foraging in the green edges of Amsterdam

Urban Herbology walks and workshops enable people to connect with their local landscape and learn about the incredible edible and medicinal plants which surround us. Events organised for private and corporate groups are not listed here. Please use the contact form below if you would like a personally tailored event for your group.

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Private Workshops and Walks

See your local landscape through fresh eyes and discover how to bring local herbs into your business. Learn:

  • What is readily available to forage each day of the year.
  • How to harvest ethically, legally and safely.
  • How to use foraged herbs.
  • How to build up your foraging skills and knowledge.

If you would like a private herb foraging walk or workshop for your family, company or friends contact Lynn. Such events can take place in Amsterdam, Bristol and other European locations.