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LONDON : Wild Food, Wild Medicine. NW3. Fully Booked.


London NW3. 6pm
Thursday July 11th.

Fully Booked


An early evening event exploring the edible and medicinal plants that thrive in the city on Hampstead Heath. The course will be run by herbalist and Kew researcher, Kim Walker, otherwise known as

The Handmade Apothecary are a team of medically trained herbalists who are passionate about sharing the lost, traditional knowledge and uses of herbs with others and the community, through running workshops, walks and talks on herbal remedy making, natural beauty and botany. Their aim is to help others to re-establish a bond with nature and use plants and natural ingredients for health, home and self-care.

All London walks last about three hours, involving safely picking and eating various leaves, berries etc as we go along with herbal remedies, tinctures and creams to try (made from different wild ingredients we previously picked), learning to identify plenty of edible plants and discussion touching on numerous topics including, nutrition, medicine, herbalism, botany, cookery, horticulture and local history.

If this event is fully booked and you’d like to go on the cancellations waiting list, please email me at

Kim Walker & Vicky Chown met whilst studying Herbal Medicine at the University of Westminster, became friends and set up Handmade Apothecary as a way to share herbal medicine with local communities. They now work from a narrowboat, travelling across London and beyond using the plants they find along the way to create healing remedies & recipes.

Kim Walker

Though Yorkshire born, Kim was brought up in the wild and beautiful West coast of Scotland in an ancient woodland where her love of plants was first nurtured. Kim went on to study a BSc & MSc in Herbal medicine research to pursue the love of both history and science. She is now a doctoral student in the history of medicine field in the Economic Botany Collection at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She is also on the committee of the Herbal History Research Network, the British Society for the History of Pharmacy and is a member of the Association of Foragers.

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