Join Hackney Herbal for a workshop on growing your own herbs in urban spaces.
If you want to improve your knowledge and gain confidence to start growing herbs, this is the class for you! We will give you an overview of growing herbs in different urban conditions (pots, windowsills, balconies, raised beds etc.) covering plant life cycles, propagation methods, soil types and plant care.
Through the workshop we will also touch on some of the uses and properties of herbs. During the session, you will have the opportunity to sow some seeds and pot up an herb to take home.
Back in 2015, Hackney Herbal set out on a mission to show people how to incorporate herbs into their lifestyles, for health and improved wellbeing. The idea came from a desire to create more value out of the herbs that were being grown in private, public and community gardens.
We are now growing herbs in a patchwork of sites around Hackney and from these we create unique herbal tea blends. The funds from the sale of these go towards free community activities in Hackney, which bring people together to learn, share knowledge and be inspired.
We also design and deliver events and workshops which creatively teach and inspire people about the extensive uses of herbs. We are a social enterprise so buying a pack of our tea, attending a workshop or booking us to provide a bespoke event helps to fund our community work promoting good mental health.