Jul
27
7:00 pm19:00

City Gardening: Growing your own herbs

  • Bee Garden

Introductory class for growing herbs in urban spaces. If you've got a small garden, terrace or balcony and want to grow herbs, this is the class for you! We'll show you the basics of growing herbs in pots, containers and planters. We'll also be touching on the properties of some of our favourite herbs that are growing at the Bee Garden and you'll get to pick your own fresh herbal tea to taste. You'll learn how to grow herbs from cuttings and have a go yourself.

Tickets, £15 to include light refreshments, your take-home herb cutting and informative handouts.

Hackney Herbal is a social enterprise and 10% of your ticket price goes towards our community wellbeing work.

Aug
6
2:00 pm14:00

Herbal Wellbeing Masterclass

  • Hackney Herbal

Join us for a masterclass on Herbal Wellbeing. We will be sharing our tips and tricks for crafting your own herbal goodies. The workshop will talk you through the basics of how we turn herbs into products and you will get a chance to have a go yourself and take home what you make. You will take home a personalised lip balm, a pack of your own crafted teabags and a relaxation spray.

Tickets £20 to include all materials and light refreshments. 

Hackney Herbal is a social enterprise and 10% of your ticket price goes towards our community wellbeing work.

Previous attendees said:

"What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon!"

"It's great that we got to make so many things, very good value for money and beautiful handouts!"

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Jul
2
10:00 am10:00

Herbal Tea Blending Workshop at BOTANY

  • BOTANY

Join us for a morning workshop at the beautiful shop BOTANY on Chatsworth Road. We will be sharing our top tips for blending your own herbal tea. The workshop will talk you through the properties of a range of herbs and how to combine them into unique blends. You'll get to blend and taste your own creations during the class as well as making your own specially crafted teabags to enjoy at home. 

Tickets £20 to include all materials and light refreshments.

Hackney Herbal is a social enterprise and 10% of your ticket price goes towards our community wellbeing work.

Jun
24
10:30 am10:30

Growing herbs for teas, remedies and natural cosmetics

  • London College of Fashion

This informative workshop will be a mix of theory and practical activities to give you all the knowledge to feel confident about growing your own herbs. It is also suitable for complete beginners and those who already have some gardening or growing experience.

Course outline:

- Overview of growing herbs for particular uses

- Propagation, growing herbs from seed and cuttings

- Harvesting, drying and storage of herbs

- Applications of herbs for tea, cosmetics and natural remedies

Tickets £20 (£12.50 for Capital Growth members). You'll take home a full set of handouts, a packet of herb seeds and herb cuttings that you will do during the class.

Drinks and light refreshments will be be provided.

The workshop takes place at Cordwainers Garden, a Growing Hub for Capital Growth.

Jun
3
11:00 am11:00

Grow your own herbs workshop

  • Hackney City Farm

This informative workshop will be a mix of theory and practical activities to give you all the knowledge to feel confident about growing your own herbs. It is also suitable for complete beginners and those who already have some gardening or growing experience.

Course outline:

- Growing herbs in different conditions: urban growing, raised beds, in pots, on window sills, roof spaces etc.

- Soil care, maintaining herbs and natural feeds to nurture your plants

- Propagation, growing herbs from seed, cuttings or division

- Harvesting, drying and storage of herbs

- Applications of herbs for tea, cosmetics and natural remedies

Tickets £40, which includes all the materials, a full set of handouts plus a goodie bag with 3 packets of seed, a herb plant and pair of herb cutters. You'll also take home sown seeds and herb cuttings that you will do during the class.

Drinks and light refreshments will be be provided. Participants can bring their own lunch or have lunch in the cafe at the Farm.

This informative workshop will be a mix of theory and practical activities to give you all the knowledge to feel confident about growing your own herbs. It is also suitable for complete beginners and those who already have some gardening or growing experience.

Course outline:

- Growing herbs in different conditions: urban growing, raised beds, in pots, on window sills, roof spaces etc.

- Soil care and how to look after and nurture your herbs

- Propagation, growing herbs from seed and cuttings

- Harvesting, drying and storage of herbs

- Applications of herbs for tea, cosmetics and natural remedies

Tickets £40, which includes all the materials, a full set of handouts plus a goodie bag with 3 packets of seed, a herb plant and pair of herb cutters. You'll also take home sown seeds and herb cuttings that you will do during the class.

Drinks and light refreshments will be be provided. Participants can bring their own lunch or have lunch in the cafe at the Farm.

Hackney Herbal is a social enterprise and 10% of your ticket price goes towards our community wellbeing work.

May
20
2:00 pm14:00

Herbs and healing remedies

  • Hackney Herbal

**SOLD OUT**

Join us for a workshop that focuses on the healing properties of herbs. We will be sharing our tips and tricks for crafting your own herbal goodies. The workshop will talk you through the uses of some restorative herbs and show you how you can harness their properties in simple applications. We will show you the basics of how we turn herbs into products and you will get a chance to have a go yourself and take home what you make.

We will show you how to:

- make an infused oil with calendula and comfrey

- combine infused oils, waxes and essential oils into an ointment to treat bumps, bruises and sprains

- blend herbs to make herbal tea remedies for common ailments

- make your own personalised tea bags

- make a tincture (alcohol extraction of a herb, alcohol-free option available) to create a digestion remedy

You will take home a pack of your own crafted teabags, an ointment and a digestion tincture.

All materials and equipment included. Light refreshments and herbal tea will be provided.

Hackney Herbal is a social enterprise and 10% of your ticket price goes towards our community wellbeing work.

Apr
23
11:00 am11:00

Grow your own herbs workshop

This informative workshop will be a mix of theory and practical activities to give you all the knowledge to feel confident about growing your own herbs. It is also suitable for complete beginners and those who already have some gardening or growing experience.

Course outline:

- Growing herbs in different conditions: urban growing, raised beds, in pots, on window sills, roof spaces etc.

- Soil care, maintaining herbs and natural feeds to nurture your plants

- Propagation, growing herbs from seed, cuttings or division

- Harvesting, drying and storage of herbs

- Applications of herbs for tea, cosmetics and natural remedies

Tickets £40, which includes all the materials, a full set of handouts plus a goodie bag with 3 packets of seed, a herb plant and pair of herb cutters. You'll also take home sown seeds and herb cuttings that you will do during the class.

Drinks and light refreshments will be be provided. Participants can bring their own lunch or have lunch in the cafe at the Farm.

Hackney Herbal is a social enterprise and 10% of your ticket price goes towards our community wellbeing work.

Apr
9
2:00 pm14:00

Herbal Wellbeing Masterclass

Join us for a masterclass on Herbal Wellbeing. We will be sharing our tips and tricks for crafting your own herbal goodies. The workshop will talk you through the basics of how we turn herbs into products and you will get a chance to have a go yourself and take home what you make. You will take home a personalised lip balm, a pack of your own crafted teabags and a relaxation spray.

Tickets £20 to include all materials and light refreshments. 

Hackney Herbal is a social enterprise and 10% of your ticket price goes towards our community wellbeing work.

Previous attendees said:

"What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon!"

"It's great that we got to make so many things, very good value for money and beautiful handouts!"

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Apr
1
2:00 pm14:00

Pay-it-forward Medicine Making Workshop

  • Hackney Herbal

*SOLD OUT* More dates coming soon!

Hackney Herbal and Hedge Herbs are joining forces to run an informative hands-on workshop session where you will learn about herbal medicine and get the chance to make your own remedies to take home. We'll be joined by medical herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad for an afternoon of medicine making, learning techniques to create your own home apothecary. As well as making a set of your own medicines you will be helping to make supplies that will be donated to the refugee solidarity campaign run by Herbalists Without Borders.

Participants will go home with new skills, several newly prepared remedies including a chest rub and a cough syrup to enjoy personally and the knowledge that they have made batches of herbal medicine that will offer healing to those who need it most.

Tickets £30 (£20 Concessions) to include all materials and light refreshments. 

Mar
16
6:30 pm18:30

Blend Your Own Herbal Tea Workshop

  • Hackney Herbal

**SOLD OUT**

Join us for an evening workshop where we will be sharing our top tips for blending your own herbal tea. The workshop will talk you through the basics of how we turn herbs into products and you will get a chance to have a go yourself and take home what you make. We will be brewing up some of our favourite blends during the class for you to try out. You will take home a pack of your own specially crafted teabags.

Tickets £15 to include all materials and light refreshments. 

Hackney Herbal is a social enterprise and 10% of your ticket price goes towards our community wellbeing work.

Previous attendees said:

"Very informative and had inspired me to want source, dry and use herbs for tea etc. Nice to also be in a small group and meet others :) "

"My favourite part was learning about the effects of different herbs and learning growing tips for the plants"

"I was a confirmed sceptic about herbal teas, sadly only having ever drunk shop bought ones. Having made and tasted my own blend, OMG!! What an amazing taste. I'm a convert now :) "

Feb
26
2:00 pm14:00

Herbal Wellbeing Masterclass

  • Hackney Herbal

**SOLD OUT** Next one 9th April

Join us for a masterclass on Herbal Wellbeing. We will be sharing our tips and tricks for crafting your own herbal goodies. The workshop will talk you through the basics of how we turn herbs into products and you will get a chance to have a go yourself and take home what you make. You will take home a personalised lip balm, a pack of your own crafted teabags and a relaxation spray.

Tickets £20 to include all materials and light refreshments. 

Hackney Herbal is a social enterprise and 10% of your ticket price goes towards our community wellbeing work.

Previous attendees said:

"What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon!"

"It's great that we got to make so many things, very good value for money and beautiful handouts!"

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Feb
12
2:00 pm14:00

Herbal Soap making workshop

  • Hackney City Farm

A beginner’s introduction to the traditional method of cold process soap making. The demonstrations in this workshop will give you the confidence (and the comprehensive notes) to start making your own soaps with equipment you probably already have at home. You will take home two soaps that you have decorated yourself, a full set of soap making notes and a Hackney Herbal goodie bag

Course Content:

Basic chemistry of soap
Commonly used oils & fats
Lye safety handling and calculations
Basic soap making with natural oils
Herbs for skincare

Previous attendees said:

"Fantastic...A really nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon, thanks"

"The workshop was lovely! Really enjoyed it !"

"Brilliant... I really enjoyed watching the process, decorating soap, learning, good hand-outs, good teaching style"

"Thanks! Really enjoyed it! A good length and levels of information"

Please note:

There will be refreshments about halfway through the workshop so please have lunch before arriving. Frizzante cafe at Hackney City Farm serves lunch from 10am till 4pm.

Tickets £32.50 to include all materials and refreshments.

Hackney Herbal is a social enterprise and 10% of your ticket price goes towards our community wellbeing work.

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Jan
25
6:30 pm18:30

Herbal Wellness: Tea blending class

  • Unit 16 Celia Fiennes House

Join us for an evening workshop where we will be sharing our top tips for blending your own herbal tea. The workshop will talk you through the basics of how we turn herbs into products and you will get a chance to have a go yourself and take home what you make. We will be brewing up some of our favourite blends during the class for you to try out. You will take home a pack of your own specially crafted teabags.

Tickets £15 to include all materials and light refreshments. 

Hackney Herbal is a social enterprise and 10% of your ticket price goes towards our community wellbeing work.

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Jan
22
2:00 pm14:00

Herbal Wellbeing Masterclass

  • Unit 16, Celia Fiennes House

**SOLD OUT** More coming soon!

Join us for a masterclass on Herbal Wellbeing. We will be sharing our tips and tricks for crafting your own herbal goodies. The workshop will talk you through the basics of how we turn herbs into products and you will get a chance to have a go yourself and take home what you make. You will take home a personalised lipbalm, a pack of your own crafted teabags and a relaxation spray.

Tickets £20 to include all materials and light refreshments. 

Hackney Herbal is a social enterprise and 10% of your ticket price goes towards our community wellbeing work.

Dec
17
2:00 pm14:00

DIY Herbal Xmas Presents Workshop

Stuck for an authentic gift? Want to stand out in front of colleagues for the annual secret santa? Join us for a calm and relaxing afternoon far away from the hustle of the xmas shopping crowds. You'll learn how to make your own botanicals and take away a herbal lip balm and a salt scrub to give as a gift or keep for yourself!

Tickets £12 including materials and refreshments.

 

 

 

Dec
1
6:30 pm18:30

Herbal Sleep Workshop

  • Studio 16

Join us for a dreamy evening exploring how herbs can help you get a better night's sleep. We'll guide you through the process of crafting your own 'before bed' tea bags, pillow spray and herb pillow to take home. The workshop will finish with a guided meditation helping you to float out the door!

Tickets £12 including materials and refreshments.