Hildegard von Bingen's Herbs of Joy

with Lynn Shore

14 Oct 2023

Medieval abbess Hildegard von Bingen had solutions to help bring joy, whether a person felt low, empty, brained, full of rage or had memory difficulties. Join Lynn Shore to recreate the recipes of Hildegard using local plants and kitchen herbs to improve mental health.



Participant smelling foraged lime leaf tea - During our Foraging for mental health workshop Lime leaves come from the Lime tree (Tilia europea). This tree will grow to up to 40 meters in height and when in bloom perfumes its whole neighbourhood. The honey from the flowers is regarded as one of the best flavoured and among the most valuables in the world. It is used mostly in medicine, cosmetics and in liqueurs. This plant's natural remedies are soothing and calming. Lime flowers and leaves can be used in infusion or made into a distilled water as household remedies in indigestion Iines Råmark

With: Lynn Shore

What you will do 

We will use intriguing herbs and recipes, which are recorded in Hildegard's  classic texts, to create remedies which can safely and effectively help to balance our modern minds. You will go home with recipes, unusual preparations to continue using at home and spices of joy.

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 €54 | *Discount price € 38

*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.


14th of October, 15:00-17:30
Attendance is limited to 12 people. We maintain a minimum of 6 participants.
Please note that this workshop will be held in English.
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