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Healing Plants – An Educational Guided Walk Around * new Venue* ” South Park”, Parsons Green SW6 3AA

23 September, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Come strolling in South Park, Parsons Green to learn about the wild plants around us. Discovering the nutritional and medicinal richness under our feet is a doorway into another world. Alex Laird, medical herbalist, will identify the many beautiful plants and so-called weeds we can use, grow or find in our garden and give them new meaning.

You’ll learn how to use some plants as foods and medicine, and how to recognise authentic herbal products. Alex will bring a long-infused tea and some foods and herbs to nibble and identify their phytonutrients through taste and colour.

This activity only requires comfortable walking shoes, and an umbrella in case of drizzle.

As the venue has had a last minute change please contact Lucy at Glorious Gardens if you have any questions.

We will meet at the Park Gates, Clancarty Rd, SW6 3AA at 10.45 am, for a prompt 11:00 am start.  The closest tube station is Parsons Green  ( 8 mins walk).

Alex Laird BSc FCPP Medical herbalist
Alex is a practising medical herbalist/phytotherapist, author and founder-director of the charity Living Medicine. She is the author of Root to Stem: a seasonal guide to natural remedies and recipes for everyday life. Alex is a visiting lecturer and has published herbal medicine research. In 2000, she set up and still runs the UK’s first herbal clinic in dermatology at Whipps Cross Hospital and started a clinic and food medicine workshops at Breast Cancer Haven. She was a TV producer for 12 years, then as an aromatherapist ran clinics at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and at centres for those with HIV and drug problems.

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