This course is now fully booked, but if you have any questions please contact Tracy Barbe on

Come and explore the role of nature, healing herbs and creativity in our personal and collective healing.

This course will be a combination of in person and online events. The taster intends to introduce the course so all are welcome.

Once you commit to the course it is advised to attend all sessions.

Open Afternoon Mon 18 Oct 12.30-2.30pm: Community Conversation: Healing Herbs, Nature and Creativity.

This session takes place at Rich Mix.

This open afternoon welcomes you to reconnect to your inner herbalist as we move towards collectively healing from the lockdown. We’ll encourage nurturing conversations and open listening bringing you together though a range of thoughtful activities to share knowledge and provoke your curiosity, including sensory scent and breathing exercises. We’ll have our Visual Minutes artist available capturing the conversations with descriptive drawings to help us plan for the course based on what matters to you!


Mon 1 Nov 12.30-2.30pm: Reconnecting to our roots

This session takes place at Rich Mix.

We all have a historic tradition and culture of plant medicine.In our first session we reconnect to this knowledge in a sharing circle to collectively develop a mix of plant remedies, stories, memories and traditions that reflect who we are. In exploring our herbal roots we begin to better understand our present day connection to nature and plant medicine. This conversation will be interactive and fuelled by herbal tea!

Mon 8 Nov 12.30-2.30pm: Sowing the Seeds of Healing In

This session takes place at Rich Mix.

This session we will make our own compostable newspaper plant pots and plant some organic herbs seeds. We will explore the healing properties and traditional stories of the seeds that we plant and the best way of turning them into medicine.

Mon 15 Nov 12.30-2.30pm: Herb Walk

For this session we will meet at Phytology Garden at 12.30pm – Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, Middleton Street, E2 9RR.

Join us for a local herb walk, as we find the local plants and trees that can be used for medicine.

Mon 22nd Nov 12.30-2.30pm: Creativi-Tea

This session takes place on Zoom.

In this session you will be introduced to some simple ways of connecting to your intuition and exploring its relationship with our creativity, connection to nature and medicine. You will make your own herbal tea bag and we will collectively create a tea ceremony to partake in at the end.

Mon 29 Nov 12.30-2.30pm: Collective Medicine Making

This session takes place at Rich Mix.

By now our seedlings should have flourished to a fully grow plant. In this session we will explore where in ourselves needs healing. We explore some of the lockdown related ailments that we may have experienced whether that be poor sleep, anxiety or digestive issues. We will collectively make a remedy from the plants that we seed.

Mon 6 Dec 12.30-2.30pm: Harvesting

This session takes place at Rich Mix.

In our final session we look back on all that we have learnt and experience, continuing the conversation of building community healing and resilience. With of course plenty of herbal tea to fuel the conversation we will be rejoined by Global Learning London who will guide us through this final session.

The Herbal Blessing Clinic is a community run herbal clinic that runs clinic, workshops, walks and retreats to provide holistic herbal health and teaching for the community.

Herbal Blessings Clinic Facebook / Herbal Blessings Clinic Instagram 

Global Learning London works with children, young people and their wider communities, to cultivate optimism and action for a more just and sustainable world.  With the belief that a kinder, more equitable world is possible, one where people and planet thrive to their full potential and beyond. Global Learning London works together with teachers and schools to open up spaces for learning and enquiry into how to be better facilitators for our children’s growth and where global perspectives and indigenous wisdoms are central. They create workshops, festivals and encounters to forge connections between children, young people and their local communities. Global Learning London ensures families, small local businesses, and community are part of the conversation, and that children’s voices flow into them,  and are amplified within them. They plant seeds for learner-led projects, then move out of the way and cheer them on as they grow. They seek to create environments where we are all learners – where power is truly shared.

Global Learning London Website / Global Learning London Twitter / Global Learning London Facebook / Global Learning London Instagram

Phytology is a cultural institute based at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve in Tower Hamlets, East London. We host an annual residency for researchers working across the arts, architecture, science and humanities. Our public programme actively engages with the environmental and social complexities of the surrounding urban landscape.

Phytology Website / Phytology Instagram

If you have any access requirements, please contact our box office team on 020 7613 7498 or email