East London’s Phytology Medicinal Garden Offers Tours, Talks, Music and Food This Weekend

May 14, 2014 by  
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Londoners interested in urban food production and medicinal plants should head over to Nomad’s medicinal field in Bethnal Green this weekend. An exciting series of talks from Phytology collaborators will share knowledge and experiences gleaned from the project since Inhabitat first visited the site in 2013 . Speakers include Kew Gardens ethnobotanist Peter Giovannini and sustainable plants specialist Monique Simmonds plus Nomad director Michael Smythe, herbalist Melissa Ronaldson and illustrator Talya Baldwin . The program of events allows visitors to see, touch and taste produce from the garden and includes a campfire concert by folk performers Nest Collective . Click here to snap up a ticket before they’re gone! +Phytology Via Siobhan Davies Images by Michael Smythe and Heloise Tsang Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: kew gardens , London , medicinal garden , medicinal plants , nomad , Phytology

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Nomad’s Phytology Medicinal Garden Project Highlights the Overlooked Healing Properties of Our Urban Environment

September 2, 2013 by  
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The high-rise blocks and grubby victorian streets in London’s East End accommodate a culturally rich and varied population, but not so much in the way of biodiversity. The Phytology project, by arts commissioning organization Nomad , will create a medicinal garden in Bethnal Green. Artists and botanists are working together to change perceptions of the range of flora found on derelict urban sites, by encouraging people to use these plants to improve their health. Read the rest of Nomad’s Phytology Medicinal Garden Project Highlights the Overlooked Healing Properties of Our Urban Environment Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Botanical , East End , edible garden , Gardening , green urban design , London , medicinal garden , nomad , Phytology , sustainable design , Urban design , urban garden , urban gardening        

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