Date for Your Diary – English Radical Herbal Gathering 4th-6th June 2016

Details here from www.radicalherbalism.org.uk

This years’ Radical Herbalism Gathering will take place on Friday afternoon 4thSaturday 5th & Sunday 6th 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!

The 2016 gathering will begin with a short film, that we have been producing over the last year, explaining why we are holding a Radical Herbal Gathering and why we believe it is so important to put herbal medicine and health in the context of social change.

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.

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