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Stormvogel the Herbal Barge has a residency canalside at Grow, Hackney. Once every month or so, this amazing herbal barge moors up and opens it doors so you can take part in workshops and also meet Melissa at different music and art events throughout the week.

This intimate workshop is an Introduction to skin-cream making with experienced herbalist, Melissa Ronaldson. This intimate workshop on the Herbal Barge, looks at the properties of botanical ingredients and preparations that can be used to make nourishing and healing skin creams.

Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with ingredients and make their own personalised product to take home. Melissa will also demonstrate the alchemy of making a cream from scratch.

Workshop is £25

No previous knowledge necessary.

Proceeds help to support the work of the Herbal Barge

Can accept cash and card

Limited places, please book by contacting Melissa directly at

On Tuesday there will be another workshop for making herbal medicines >> Calais Medicine making on the Herbal Barge // Grow

About Stormvogel the Herbal Barge

The Herbal Barge is a very special floating Herbal Medicine Clinic, Apothecary and Teaching space. It is run by experienced herbalist Melissa Ronaldson and offers one to one consultations; over the counter and online products; regular courses, workshops and plant walks;and occasional special events.

The Herbal Barge Company's mission is to create a space that reflects its unique tow path setting – somewhere that connects old and new, science and tradition, urban and rural. A place routed in the local community and yet welcoming to travellers and strangers; somewhere to connect to plants and the medicine of plants; a space from which to pursue peace, health, knowledge and clarity.

About GROW

An Experiment in Ethical and Sustainable Business.

Grow is an independent and self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen, created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. We work in partnership with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups and host a diverse programme of events, including: live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, workshops and talks and art/film festivals. Grow pays London Living Wage, uses eco-electricity, sources ethically and locally and is free entry, wherever possible. We currently serve a seasonal menu and range of drinks, including organic wines and prosecco, cocktails, homemade Hackney Spiced Rum, cask ale and also offer a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kombucha, Rejuce, Charitea, tea and Union Coffee.. /