radical herbalism is seeding around the british isles…
the Scottish Radical Herbal network, a collective of herbalists and health activists, are bringing the first Scottish Rad Herb Gathering, to happen over the weekend of Thursday 8th-Sunday 11th August, at the Big Shed ecobuild, Tombreck, Perthshire – exciting, with a potent mix of workshops/discussions/practical skillshares including:
Herbalists Supporting Camps in Calais & English Anti-Fracking Camps; the Politics of Health; Introduction to Permaculture; Cerebral Palsy: Lived Experience; Herbal Pharmacy as Direct Action; Creative & Meditative Approaches to Herbalism; DIY Women’s Health, Herbs & Fertility; Soul Midwifery; Seaweeds; Medicinal Mushrooms with a Fungi Foray; Men’s Health & Responses to Patriarchy; Bioregional Medicine; Refugee & Asylum Seeker Solidarity… much to enjoy, learn, connect with and support. Building on our connections!
More info at Radical Herbal Scotland and go to the Eventbrite page to get your tickets
Whilst we are still waiting for a couple more confirmations to complete the list, the details of the workshops that will be running in 2016 can be found here.
We’re very excited about all the excellent speakers, and scheduled discussions that will help make this gathering an inspiring event that’s not to be missed.
You can now get your tickets for this year’s Radical Herbalism Gathering which will take place on Friday afternoon 3rd, Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June, 2016, at Crabapple Community in Shrewsbury, the same location as the two previous years. This year’s gathering will be over two and a half days with varying workshop lengths.
Go through to the tickets page and click on the link there to go to the Brown Paper Tickets page where there are full details about prices.
This years’ Radical Herbalism Gathering will take place on Friday afternoon 3rd, Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June, 2016, at Crabapple Community in Shrewsbury, the same location as the two previous years.
This year’s gathering will be over two and a half days with varying workshop lengths. We will be posting more details and a booking form in the next month so hang on in there!
This year we will carry on weaving four strands of ideas together:
The first strand focuses on workshops that offer radical approaches to health in general, specifically looking againn at psycho-emotional health around trauma, women’s health, trans health and mens health, alternative approaches to the herbal consultation, and exploring what we mean by ‘sacred’spaces.
The second strand focuses on workshops that discuss ideas around ecological justice and the sustainability of conventional medicine and herbal medicine, including the history and present day land struggles of the UK.
The third strand focuses on workshops that talk about health and social justice issues, for example, herbalists organising around the migrant crisis, free clinics, global corporate violence to indigenous land and medicine, community organising and popular education and more showcasing of community health projects.
- We will have a strand that focuses specifically on herbal medicine in practise including use of native medicinal mushrooms, herbal first aid, using distillation and the energetics of plant constituents. Alongside all of these, there will be herb walks and foraging walks in the surrounding countryside.
The collective are now all winging their way to the site and and won’t be able to access emails.
This website should have all the information you need. Check out our FAQ‘s and directions of how to find us.
You can arrive as late as you want, just set up camp and register in the morning. There is room for vans and cars to park on site.
If you really need to speak to one of us you can phone 07909931642
Otherwise, see you soon,
The Radical Herbalism Gathering Collective.
An outline of some of the workshops at the gathering this year is here
This years Radical Herbal Gathering will be held over 3 days from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th June at Crabapple Housing Co-op in Shrewsbury. We will post more details and the booking form in the next month!!
We’re updating the resources on this site following this years gathering, if you want to add anything please get in touch.
Thanks to everyone who helped out, contributed and came along to the 2014 gathering, we’ll look forward to next year’s!
This year we are hosting more amazing herbalists, health practitioners and activists discussing a wide range of issues, in four main strands:
- Radical Approaches to Health
- Sustainability and Ecological Justice
- Health and Social Justice
- Practical Herbal Medicine and Herb Walks
see here for the full workshop programme.
This year’s Radical Herbalism Gathering will take place on Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June, 2016, at Crabapple Community in Shrewsbury.
We will post the 2016 programme shortly – watch this space for details!