MARIAM MOHAMED: DECOLONISING PLANT MEDICINE

DATE:
Jun 22, 2024, 10:00-11:00
LOCATION:
Dartmoor
RESEARCH STRANDS:
Ecology / Decolonisation / Storytelling / Education / Plants / Language / Sensory / Belonging
FORMATS:
Workshop
NETWORKS:
Invasion Ecology
PARTNERS:
Southcombe Barn

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In this practical workshop we challenge colonial systems of knowledge production and botanical language by engaging in a sensory-based session that draws on perception, intuition and oral storytelling as a way to develop deeper relationships with plants as medicinal and spiritual allies.

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Honouring ancestral and indigenous knowledge, we journey into the apothecary garden, learn about respectful plant medicine practices and weave together our senses and creativity to craft a herbal remedy inspired by the season.

The workshop is part of Invasion Ecology, a season of contemporary land art presented by Radical Ecology and Southcombe Barn coming to Dartmoor from 1 May - 10 August 2024 that questions what we mean by ‘native’ and what it means to belong, reimagining more empathic connections between humans, plants, animals and landscapes.

Mariam Mohamed is a community herbalist, medical herbalist trainee, grower and mother who lives in Totnes, South Devon. She stewards a community herb garden based at School Farm, Dartington. She is founder and director of Radical Plant Folk C.I.C, a community growing project that supports community sharing on plant knowledge and cultural heritage. In October 2022 she ran a healing nature connection circle for black, mixed heritage and people of colour that explored themes around identity, belonging and healing with the land. Her work centres around land justice and themes of belonging, reconnection and reclaiming relationship with the land.

Event Details Southcombe Barn, Newton Abbot, England, TQ13 7TU United Kingdom
June 22, 2024, 10:00-11:00