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.
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
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]gmail.com with your application.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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.
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