Posts tagged "herbs"
The Roots Talks at InSpire

The Roots Talks at InSpire

On August 14th, as part of our programme of events The Roots held a series of talks at the InSpire community space in Walworth. These talks spanned the history of the local area, the history of G. Baldwin & Co and herbs and home remedies. We also had a poetry reading, quizzes, hand massages, sarsaparilla...
Ginseng

Ginseng

Traditionally regarded in China as the ‘Herb of Aging Emperors’ due to its high price and exclusivity, ginseng is a perennial plant with fleshy roots, which has been used all over the world for thousands years to improve peoples’ health. Luckily it’s much more widely available today! The root (and sometimes the leaf) is the part of...
A Walk in Burgess Park

A Walk in Burgess Park

In August, for the second workshop with Art in the Park we went on a Wild Herb Walk around Burgess Park. Burgess Park in Walworth is a beautiful space filled with wild herbs and plants which can be used for both cooking and healing. As we wandered through the park we learnt about some of...
Bath Bombs & The Medical Herbalist!

Bath Bombs & The Medical Herbalist!

Back in July, the Medical Herbalist and the Cuming Museum Youth Panel came to Art in the Park to share some herbal remedies and recipes with young people from Southwark. It was a great chance to get ‘hands on’ with some of the ingredients and techniques used in herbal beauty remedies, soothing creams and bath...
Sarsaparilla!

Sarsaparilla!

You probably know Sarsaparilla best as a sweet soft drink, but did you know Sarsaparilla is thought to have many medicinal properties and used to be drunk as a curative tonic? Sarsaparilla is a vine, native to the rainforests of Central and South America. The root of the plant is the most valued part of...
Herb Gardening at Art in the Park

Herb Gardening at Art in the Park

The first of The Root’s events was held on a (rather wet!) day in July, with an introduction to herb gardening and wild herbs in the lush gardens at Art in the Park in Burgess Park.

The Roots was a Southwark Pensioners Centre project, run in partnership with Julia Honess and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, about the story of Walworth Road-based G. Baldwin and Co. Working with volunteers from the local community, the project tells the story of Walworth Road based G. Baldwin & Co, one of the oldest and most established herbalists in London, and the many customers who have frequented the shop over its long history.


For more information, images and interviews please contact:
Julia Honess
Project Manager
Phone: 07960318055
Email: juliahoness@hotmail.com