Foraging for Mental Health

with Lynn Shore

7 Jul 2021

Did you know that many plants that grow in the city can help to boost your mood and support mental health? In this workshop Lynn Shore will take you on a mindful guided session around Dijkspark and gives an introduction into useful plant-friends and their health benefits. You will learn to define the greens using your senses, as well as tips and techniques from the foraging pro. Come and connect with your inner Biophile! 

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Picking marigold - Calendula officinalis, also known by the common name Marigold, has been known and used for medicinal properties since medieval times at least. It's important to notice that only the common deep orange-flowered variety is of medicinal value. Botanical doctors of the late Middle Ages used marigold as a remedy for various maladies, so much so that any medieval garden would have been incomplete without the marigold flower. One of the first clear historical written sources about this plant is… Iines Råmark


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.


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.


7th of July, 17:00-18:30
We maintain a minimum of 6 participants.
Please note that, this workshop will be held in English.
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We are taking corona safety into account at our workshops.
Read our small print here.