Parallel Walks: Foraging in the city! What is it? How is it done? And is it worth it? with Journei Bimwala
Thursday, August 17
Lower East Side and Creative Time HQ
Clinical herbalist and foraging practitioner Journei Bimwala led a short walk in the Lower East Side, focusing on the plants, weeds and trees that grow all around the streetscape. Within the short distance of a few blocks, visitors looked closely at urban greenery and learned to identify plants that are available for use in cooking, herbal remedies, and personal care. After gathering plants during the walk, visitors return to CTHQ for a hands-on workshop on how to prepare these plants for everyday use in an oxymel, a tonic that helps protect against the upcoming cold and flu season.
About Parallel Walks
Parallel Walks is a series of artist-led walks that take place in two locations, connected through a shared political, social, contextual, or geographic theme.