Hildegard von Bingen's Herbs of Joy

with Lynn Shore

3 dec 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.



Our resident herbalist Lynn Shore showing St. John's-worts - St. John's wort family (family Hypericaceae ) includes herbs and shrubs with yellow flowers and leaves that have numerous, often black, dots. Among this family we can find Hypericum perforatum , better known by its common name St. John' Wort. This plant has had great meanings and importance for superstition and witchcraft and its medicinal  properties are well known since at least the Graeco-Roman times. Externally it has been used to to aid wound healing, burns and sunburns. Currently, it is… Iines Råmark


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 €55 | *Discount price € 39

*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.


3rd of December, 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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