Our co-founder and project director, a medical herbalist with passion for bringing communities together, has been piloting Living Medicine activities in Hammersmith & Fulham. She has been teaching and exchanging knowledge about healing food and herbs with local groups, including:

• Nubian Life (African Caribbean resource centre) with the elders about their use of herbal remedies in the Caribbean.

• Hammersmith Community Gardens Association which is providing garden and greenhouse space to Nubian Life and other groups to grow herbs and vegetables.

• West London College Health & Social Care students we developed a module for the students who research the use of herbs in the Caribbean by Nubian Life elders.

• Sure Start workshops with mothers and children in using foods and herbs in healthy eating.

• Old Oak Community Centre and Groundwork West London workshops on food and herbs, plus design advice on the development of the Centre’s herb garden.

• Normand Croft Community School hands-on herbal remedies workshop with primary school children.

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Fulham Palace’s Tudor entrance to the Walled Garden, a country oasis-in-thecity that needs renovation and wider community use. Herb and food workshop
at Old Oak Community
Centre, White City – kitchen
pharmacy in action with creams, ointments and teas.
Demonstrating a perfect breakfast – a fruit-yogurt smoothie topped with oats, nuts and seeds is slow-burn food for energy right through to lunchtime! A feast for the senses…pungent chive flowers are edible, promote circulation and ease colds... The luxuriant scent of a rose creates pleasure, releasing endorphins that reduce pain and support immunity.