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.