The Radical Herbalism Gathering will be held on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June 2013 in Compton Dundon, near Glastonbury in Somerset, UK.
You are invited to join us for a weekend of discussions on community herbal medicine in a social justice and ecological context. The gathering will be an opportunity for informative workshops, rousing discussions, herbal skill sharing and to make new connections.
It is being hosted by a diverse collective of medical & lay herbalists, plant lovers, medicine growers, community organisers & other health workers.
We have been inspired by the collaboration of herbalists, growers, wildcrafters & other health workers in North America. These projects demonstrate that herbal medicine can play an important part in addressing health inequalities. We want the gathering to be a place where similar conversations on sustainable and integrated healthcare can evolve.
Amongst the range of topics for the weekend we are particularly interested in: the connection between herbal medicine, social justice and health inequalities, community herbal projects, increasing accessibility to herbal medicine, the impact of the current dismantling of the NHS, sustainable growing and sourcing of herbs, a radical approach to plant communication, different plant medicine traditions and cultural appropriation, defending plant medicine from ecological destruction (e.g. Tar Sands in Canada) and the role of big pharmaceuticals in healthcare.
There will also be a herbal first aid workshop, a range of medicine making workshops and plant walks in the afternoons.
A full programe for the gathering can be found here: https://radicalherbalism.wordpress.com/programme/
The gathering is limited in size so please book your place ASAP here: https://radicalherbalism.wordpress.com/booking-form/
The gathering is organised by a volunteer collective, all contributions will cover site costs and ensure access on a sliding scale, from £20 – £60.