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Herbal Workshop: Spring Tonic Vinegar Making, To The Roots!

Posted: March 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Action, Cool Projects, Education, Events, Foraging, Gardening Club, Growing Group | No Comments »

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Saturday 5th March from 2pm

As part of Grow Heathrow’s fantastical 6th Birthday celebrations, join us on Saturday for an informative herb walk around the site with community herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad and some Spring vinegar making, bring a jar! We will be learning about and harvesting mineral rich herbs such as nettles, cleavers, dandelion and burdock roots..


Herbal Workshop on Winter Immunity – Elderberry Power!

Posted: August 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Action, Cool Projects, Education, Events, Foraging, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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Saturday 5th September from 1pm – 5pm

The Elderberry (sambucus nigra) has long been treasured for its anti-viral properties. It ripens towards the end of summer in good time for the cold wet months ahead. This workshop will focus on Winter immunity, discovering herbs that can be harvested and preserved for the coming months, the elderberry medicines you’ll make will help keep you flu free all winter..

Workshop will include:

Herbal tea tasting and discussion – meeting our medicinal friends face-to-face.

An informative herb walk around site, with highlight at the apothecary, focusing on immunity and Winter preparations.

Practical medicine making – Elderberry immune tonic and Elderberry balsamic vinegar – lets get juicy!

Ritual journeying with a herb.

What you need to bring:

Jam Jars (at least 2)

Notebook and pen

Secateurs or penknife

Basket or the like

Meet 1pm at Grow Heathrow, Vineries Close, Sipson. UB7 0JH

This is a free workshop but donations to site are welcome.

 

 


Costume Making Crafternoons for Hayes Carnival, Sat 6th July

Posted: June 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Cool Projects, Events, Residents | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

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Come to Grow Heathrow on Saturday 6th of July from 2pm – 6pm to make your very own costume for the Hayes Carnival procession.

Exploring ways to recycle textiles and clothes creatively, the theme of this year’s carnival is Hayes, past, present and future.

For more information email info@transitionheathrow.com or call 07890751568.


Official ‘Yarrow Yurt’ opening, 29th-30th June

Posted: June 21st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Events, Foraging, Gardening Club | No Comments »
Putting up a yurt at Grow Heathrow

Please join us for the official ‘Yarrow Yurt’ opening on Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of June at Grow Heathrow, Vineries Close, Sipson, UB7 0JH.

What we have in store for you:

Saturday 10am – 8pm (drop by anytime)..

  • medicinal herb bed making

  • minor maintenance

  • opening ceremony 7ish (including spirals and sage)

  • traditional mongolian food

  • warm sleeping space available

Sunday 12pm – 2pm..

  • yoga class taught by Jana and Justin 12-1.30

  • traditional mongolian food and dancing

  • join in with our regular growing Sundays slot 2-6

We really hope you can make it, Aimee and Tree. For more information email info@transitionheathrow.com or call 07890751568


Recycled textiles @ Grow Heathrow

Posted: April 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Cool Projects, Events | Tags: , | No Comments »

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The sun shone gloriously on the meadow and on the creative beavers at the recycled textiles themed Crafternoons workshop last Saturday.

Locals and residents joined forces to revel in secondhand material, giving it a new lease of life in various mediums. Their woven masterpieces and fantastical fabric fairies now reside (for one month only!) in our new Crafternoons Exhibition Space, which is now open for all to enjoy.

Another free workshop brought to you by Grow Heathrow, don’t miss out on our next event, PRINTMAKING WITH LOU on Saturday 4th May at 2pm.