Foraging for Mental Health /RESCHEDULED

with Lynn Shore

4 dec 2021
4 dec 2021

This workshop is rescheduled due to new corona measures. Participants will be notified about the new date and time before Tuesday end of the day. 

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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Smelling foraged linden leaf tea and making notes of the experience - The Linden tree is found throughout Europe and  North America. In the UK, it is often called the lime tree while in North America it is called the basswood. In traditional folk medicine, linden leaf has been used as a sedative to soothe anxiety. Many studies have found that compounds in the linden leaf mimic GABA, a chemical in the brain that slows down the nervous system.  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.


1st of December, 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

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