Maybe it will be hot, maybe not but whatever the weather there will be lots of herbs around in Amsterdam, on July 15th. To help more people appreciate some of the edible, medicinal and interesting herbs, growing within the city, I’m offering another Urban Herbology Walk, on Sunday 15th July 2012, from the main gates of Frankendael Park.
The walk will start at 11am and every one interested in finding out about wild herbs, which can be found in central Amsterdam, is welcome to subscribe.
My previous walks have been great fun to organise and very well received. We will take a relaxed look at the bounty of summer herbs to be found in and around the park. The walk will last about 90 minutes and will probably end at the lovely cafe/restaurant Merkelbach, situated just inside the main entrance of the park.
Cost per participant will be €8. Maximum 12 places. Previous walks have been oversubscribed so if you wish to join me you must contact me beforehand. Please email Lynn.Shore@gmail.com or call me on 0627 596930.
During the walk you will…
Receive a useful handout, to refer to after the walk
Learn how to find and identify some safe, useful, local herbs,
Learn how to harvest with respect for the environment,
Learn how to use herbs safely in several different ways,
Receive some tasty Urban Herbal recipes.
And of course you will get the chance to meet other folk who like to know a little more about what’s growing beneath and above them! If it sounds interesting to you then please contact me.
I really hope to meet you on 15th July!
Because there’s a waiting list, for the Monday 21st May walk, I would also like to offer an extra UrbanHerb Walk the weekend after:
Sunday 27th May 2012,
Amstel to Frankendael Herb Walk,
11.00 – 12. 30,
€8 per person,
Includes comprehensive handout,
You will learn about local wild herbs, along the route from Amstel Station to (and within) Park Frankendael.
You will learn:
How to identify local culinary and medicinal herbs,
How some people use them,
Related herbal folklore and
How to harvest & use them with safety and the environment in mind.
The walk will take about 90 minutes and will go ahead come rain or shine. We will look at herbs growing alongside roads, buildings, in woodland, hedgerows and parkland.
The date I have chosen is also Puur Maarkt in Frankendael, so you will be able to check out the cheap herb stall, local & organic produce and perhaps Restaurant De Kas or Restaurant Merkelbach, after the walk if you like.
Please contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to book a place or would like further information.
Join me for another Urban Herbology Wild Herb Walk on, Tuesday 21st June, Summer Solstice 2011 at 11:00 13:30 (Please note, I have changed the time slightly)
The walk will be in Frankendael Park, Amsterdam, starting at the main (old) gate.
Handouts, including photos, notes and recipes, will be provided.
Take a relaxed look at useful wild herbs which are plentiful at this time of year.
Share ideas about how to use them in food.
Consider some of the herbal medicine uses.
Talk about some interesting herbal folklore.
Meet others who are interested in herb foraging in Amsterdam.
The walk itself will last for an hour or so and previously we have continued chatting over cups of herb tea and cake in Merkelbach restaurant, which sits within the park.
The cost for the walk is €5 per person. Places are limited so please do contact me via email if you would like to attend. The Urban Herbology www.meetup.com group can also be used to sign up for this.
I am really looking forward to seeing everyone on Midsummer’s Day and having a relaxed look at some of the herbs which are currently available in this beautiful park.