Herbs are easy to grow, fragrant, flavourful and versatile – and they look great on a sunny windowsill. Join us at our street party to celebrate all things herbal in the city! Walks, workshops, storytelling and more – there’s something for everyone in this fun-packed afternoon.
Herbal Forage Walk and Workshop
Join Waltham Forest community herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad of Hedge Herbs, urban forager Willy Forbes, and Waltham Forest LETS for a spring forage on the Marshes to explore the wild green potential of our edible and medicinal plant friends: local, native and abundant! Head back with us to The Hornbeam afterwards to brew up some of the herbs and try them as teas, and mix others into a glorious springtime salad. Rasheeqa will be on hand to discuss using herbs in the home for health and how to make different medicinal plant preparations.
Meet at the Lee Valley Ice Centre on Lea Bridge Road to head onto the marshes; we’ll walk for an hour and a half and then head back to The
Hornbeam by bus or bicycle.
Lee Valley Ice Centre
Lea Bridge Road
Leyton E10 7QL
Plant a Paint Pot and More
Plant a herb in a recycled paint pot and take it home to brighten your windowsill and add flavour to your meals. Discover a range of innovative planters made from recycled objects,
and upcycle waste materials into simple plant labels or paper pots.
Make a bouquet garni, and learn about the culinary and medicinal uses of herbs. Pick up recipe and growing cards and join us in storytelling.
We Love Low Cost Living Roadshow
Meet local organisations that can give advice on how to live better for less, while treading lightly on the environment. Find out more about the We Love Low Cost Living campaign