Workshop:

T - Foraging for Mental Health

with Lynn Shore

1 Jan 4300

Are you looking to boost your mood by connecting with your environment? Lynn Shore will take you on a mindful guided session to explore ways to engage with everyday nature in order to support your mental health. You will learn to know a few useful plant friends and their health effects in your immediate surroundings through using your senses, as well as techniques you can use to ground yourself with city nature. Connect with your inner Biophile! 

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Picking calendula - Iines Råmark

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What you will do 

You will begin this workshop by walking in the surroundings of Mediamatic Biotoop, and discovering different wild herbs that can be used to boost your mood, calm you, energize you and overall help to reach a balanced state of mind. After foraging a few of these plants, you will have a guided tea session with Lynn, during which you can taste them in a brew and observe the effect which they have on your mind. You will leave with a deeper knowledge of edible herbs in your environment and hopefully a sense of balance and calm. 

 

This workshop will take place outside in all weathers, as it is important to get fresh air in sun and rain. Please come prepared for it!

Lynn Shore

The natural world has always deeply fascinated Lynn – we are part of it and need to respect it. She expresses this through teaching, writing and being in green spaces. Her professional background is in science and special education, herbalism, permaculture and nature education. Outside of paid work she is involved in creating urban foraging sites and increasing food sovereignty.

Tickets

Full price €35 | Discount price € 25
We give a discount to students, stadspas and artists. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option.

Information

00th of month, 17:00-19:00
We maintain a minimum of 6 participants.
Please note that, this workshop will be held in English.
For questions, please send an email to workshop@mediamatic.nl.

We are taking corona safety into account at our workshops.
Read our small print here.

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Picking mugwort - Iines Råmark

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Foraging chamomile - Iines Råmark

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Wild plants like chamomile can be used to support your mental health - Suzana Orsolic

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Different foraged plants - Suzana Orsolic

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Picking chamomile - One of the most well known medicinal plants in Europe. We use the flowers to make a calming infusion that might help with anxiety and coughing. Also it's being used with skin inflammations. At Mediamatic we also have it in the "Casting Doubt" project.   Photo 2021 by Suzanna Orsolic for Mediamatic - Foraging for mental health workshop with Lynn Shore . Suzana Orsolic

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Picking elderflower - Suzana Orsolic

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Picking pink yarrow - Suzana Orsolic

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Lynn showing that edible plants grow everywhere in the city - Iines Råmark

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Foraging for mental health participants exploring yarrow - Iines Råmark

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Participants tasting nettle seeds - Iines Råmark

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Participant making notes on yarrow - Iines Råmark

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Lynn explaining how organoleptic tasting works - Iines Råmark

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Lynn showing St. John's-worts - Iines Råmark

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Lynn showing plantain growing on urban patch of grass - Iines Råmark

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Participant foraging chamomile - Iines Råmark

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Lynn explaining about the benefit of chamomile - Iines Råmark

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Taking notes during the foraging for mental health workshop - Iines Råmark

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Participant foraging from the hedge growth - Iines Råmark

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Smelling foraged linden leaf tea and making notes of the experience - Iines Råmark

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Participant smelling foraged lime leaf tea - Iines Råmark

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Nettles, foraging workshop - Iines Råmark

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Foraging chamomile from an urban wild flower patch - Iines Råmark

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