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New Apprenticeship Group


(26/2/13) Please note that this course is now full. Please contact me if you’d like to join the waiting list.

Last year I advertised my first apprenticeship course and was quite overwhelmed by the amount of interest. The first group has been up and running since September and I feel it’s now time to open up a second group. This second group of eight apprentices, will start in March 2013. The group will meet once a month on a Saturday afternoon.

Here is some detail about the course:
12 or 18 month apprenticeship with Lynn Shore in Amsterdam Oost. Open to anyone who has a heartfelt desire to learn ways to live in harmony with nature, whilst residing in a town or city. The focus will be on competently using urban herbs and engaging in nature based spirtuality.

8 places are available for this practical course. Those wishing to apply must have walked with me or attended one of my workshops or have a close connection already. I ask this so that you have some idea of how I work.


To apply (for the March 2013 start group) , please email me with a brief outline of why you would like to take part in this course and tell me which areas of the following syllabus you have experience of or particular interest in. Please also mention which walk or workshop you attended and something you remember from it.

The apprenticeship will be about 80% practical experience and 20% theory. There will be no examination and a certificate will be issued on completion of the 18 month course. The last 6 months will consolidate and add depth to learnings from the first year. The optional final 6 months can be chosen at the end of the first year.

The group will meet once a month for a few hours, working outside and indoors. Between meetings we will be connected by a private online group (one group per course) and by individual email contact, as and when required. There will be practical homework assignments each month, which will take as much time as you wish to give to them. The homework is to help you to assimilate knew knowledge and practice new skills.

Consists of two main themes:
Understanding how to work safely with herbs, particularly in urban spaces.
Ways to connect sensitively with Nature, throughout the year.

The full syllabus and my teaching biography is available to view here.

€ 60 per two months, payable in advance
(Total is €360 for 1st year, €180 for optional final 6 months. Payable in bi-monthly instalments).

The new group will meet one Saturday per month,
1pm – 4pm.
Here are the dates so far set, for that group:

9th March 2013
20th April
25th May
22 June
13 July
August tbc
14th Sept
Other dates to be arranged.

Oost Watergraafsmeer
(tram 9, bus 65)


To apply or for further information please email me at Lynn.Shore@gmail.com or call 0627596930

365 Frankendael day 136

red clover

Today I harvested a few handfuls of Red Clover blossoms to make a small jar of tincture, three large leaves of Ground elder, to chop finely and add to our dinner and sat quietly in a beautiful, tiny grove, within the woodland part of park Frankendael.

Ground elder

The grove is somewhere I’ve walked by many times, have harvested little from and yet it drew me completely within itself today. This place has a wonderful energy about it, filled with sounds of the city and yet, cool, shaded, green, earthy, nurturing and sheltering. Sounds of birds chattering around me, branches crack as squirrels and other small animals climb around. Just the place to launch the apprenticeship course, I think. To sit on the ground here is a beautiful experience. I smell Ivy all around me and feel supportive earth beneath me. It is a magical place.

Grove in Frankendael park

I feel delighted that I will have an opportunity to take several people there, to share my love of this place and of the plants which choose to live in the city.