London Radical Herbalism Gathering – programme update

The gathering is on the horizon – just over a month away! Here are some of the workshops that will happen on the day, to whet your appetites… and for that there will also be yummy food from Red Moon Roots collective, along with fresh foraged herb teas and info about getting involved with community herbalism in the city…

  • London community herbal projects sharing, with Hackney Herbal, Glengall Wharf Garden, Phytology, Castle Climbing Centre Garden, OrganicLea & Core Landscapes
  • Traditions in Healing exploring healthcare practices from around the world in the context of colonial + post-colonial paradigms and the capitalisation of health in the west – with Mama D of Community Centred Knowledge, Marion Makonnen – London herbalist practicing in west African tradition, Buki Fagbenle S- herbalist connected with Yoruba tradition, Shumaisa Khan speaking about Ayurvedic health support practices and UK herbalists talking about indigenous traditions and colonisation of European plant medicine tradition by biomedicine
  • Herbalists without Borders London info-sharing and invitation to involvement, followed by a solidarity medicine-making session creating remedies together for London projects supporting those without recourse to healthcare – with Lorna Mauney-Brodek
  • Housing as Healthful Community – London struggles and movements with St Ann’s Redevelopment Trust and others involved in community resistance and action
  • Session sharing info and exploring trans inclusivity and struggles in herbal healthcare

We look forward to seeing you there!

London Radical Herbalism Gathering – tickets on sale!

London Radical Herbalism!
We invite you to the first of our 2018 smaller city gatherings from the Radical Herbal collective.
You can find info on this page and get tickets through the link below. The day will happen at the Round Chapel Old School Rooms in Clapton, home to many community groups and activities with families, migrant support and more.
We are taking a year off from the main gathering in the field in Shropshire and connecting with radical herbal roots in our cities around the land. Manchester & Bristol gatherings are also planned for later in 2018.
This London gathering will bring together some exciting workshops, people, plants, visions and you all, to share, learn and grow our networks of grounded solidarity: in community herbalism, healthcare activism, land work, mutual aid and the struggles and movements we share in this city of contrasts between collectivism & commons, cooperation & shared resources and systemic inequality, greed, separation & poverty.
It will be a one-day programme of participatory workshops and an opportunity for us to come together and exchange our work, projects, practices, ideas, fury and love!
What we have planned:
Herbalists Without Borders London group info-sharing & solidarity medicine-making sessions
– Panel of community herbal growing projects around London
– Session exploring cultural appropriation in healing/colonialism/decolonisation in plant medicine/whiteness
– Housing as healthful community – London struggles & movements, uniting powers
– Bringing to view diasporic healing traditions in London from the city’s intercultural communities
We’ll have a plant medicine info stall with fresh foraged seasonal infusions from Wild Brew Crew, bringers of healing herbal teas at demos & protests, and food from Red Moon Roots, local cooking collective who make community meals with food waste.
So come join! and spread the word to all who might be interested to be part of the gathering – the more voices and bodies representing all the dimensions of health, the better equipped we may be to get to the roots of what it means, what the imbalances are for everyone, how to address them.
Keep an eye on this event page for updates, links and sharings about the programme – get in touch if you’d like to be involved in a supportive way with preparations and on the day with the organising crew.

London Radical Herbal Gathering! Saturday 21st July 2018

As many of you will know, we are taking a break from the main weekend Gathering in Shropshire this year, and instead organising smaller city events. The first of 2018 is to be in London, and this is to let you all know the date – Saturday 21st July! Put it in your calendars, and keep an eye on here for updates as we go. Venue will be north London, details to come very soon, and we have a day programme in the making including sessions around London community herbal growing projects and networks, Herbalists Without Borders and migrant solidarity, cultural appropriation and decolonisation in herbalism and healthcare, sharing of global healing practices and more. Exciting!

If any London people would like to get involved to support on the day or with aspects of organising like promotion, please get in touch!

There will be city gatherings in Manchester and Bristol as well, a little bit later in the year.

2018 updates!

folks, to keep you posted on Radical Herbalism activities this year!

We are not doing a main gathering in the field this year as we are taking a rest after organising this for the last 5 years – but we will change shape and are doing a series of smaller city-based gatherings where collective members live: Leeds, London, Manchester & Bristol. Keep an eye here for news announcements and the first one is happening next month in Leeds!

Leeds Radical Herbal Gathering, 17-18 February 2018

Herbal Aid 2016 deadline

Folks, send us your applications for this year’s Herbal Aid funding – deadline is 1st December 2016. We have received a few already which will be looked at by the collective when we meet in December, so if you are starting or visioning a herbal community project that shares our visions and aims for change, get in touch!

Herbal Aid is our seed funding project, made with surplus proceeds from the annual Gathering, to support grassroots herbal and health projects to start up. Please go to the Herbal Aid page on the website for full details about the kind of ideas we’re looking to support, and projects that we supported last year.

Email us at radicalherbalismgathering[at] with your application.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The first Scottish Radical Herbal Gathering! 8-11 September 2016

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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

2016 Gathering tickets now on sale!

You can now get your tickets for this year’s Radical Herbalism Gathering which will take place on Friday afternoon 3rdSaturday 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.

The 2015 gathering is now Go Go Go!!!


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.