tea by post: netherton blend

You are invited to Netherton Library for a restful season of tea-making. This summer we will be planting and growing herbs for tea in the raised beds at the library, and creating a special library tea blend to be harvested in the autumn.

We will begin slowly – to see what is already growing, what we can contribute and what we can harvest. Alongside gentle gardening and growing, we will learn about the health benefits of herbs and wild plants with herbalist Sue Sprung, encourage our observation through drawing, and enjoy a bespoke tea blend in early Autumn.

tea by post is a social art project by artist Brenda Kearney, inviting collaboration with the natural environments in which we live. It was motivated by the Covid-19 pandemic, as a way to reconnect and build community in challenging times. It brings together people, plants and place, as a way to nurture ourselves and our gardens.

All events will be held at Netherton Library. Please book for all events via Eventbrite or let a librarian know you would like to come along.

a herbal walk with sue sprung

Tuesday 12th July | Netherton Library | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

We’ll meet in the library garden to take a look at what herbs and wild plants are already growing in the raised beds, and to think about what we might like to grow. As we walk from the garden and along the canal, herbalist Sue Sprung will talk us through the health benefits of herbs and wild plants which are already growing near Netherton Library. We’ll stop along the way to take notes and draw what we find. We’ll return to the library garden to taste a variety of herbal teas together.

herb planting and picnic

Friday 22nd July || 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a morning of planting herbs for tea, and a herby lunch in the garden as part of our monthly Chopping Club, where we come together to collectively chop, cook and eat a meal together in the library.

gardening, drawing, gathering and drying plants

Tuesday 30th August | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – please book on Eventbrite here.

gardening, drawing, gathering and drying plants

Tuesday 27th September | Time TBC – bookings available in September.

seed sharing

Tuesday 25th October | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – bookings available in October.

tea by post: netherton blend Events

30th Aug 2022, 1:00pm Netherton Library

We will be meeting outside at Netherton Library again, nurturing and observing the plants which we have been growing in the back garden.

You are invited to learn about the herbs we are growing with us through observational drawings. We will also be gathering herbs and dry them, in preparation for making delicious and warming tea with, ready for the coming Autumn season.

Whether it is your first time drawing, or you are new to our programme, everyone is welcome to book to join us for tea by post.

This session will take place Tuesday 30th August from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at Netherton Library.

Places are limited, please book on Eventbrite here to confirm you would like to come.

If you have any questions, contact a librarian, email hello@atthelibrary.co.uk, or message/text/WhatsApp: 07751240427. Please contact us to discuss your access needs and how we can make this project accessible to you.

Free Event, no booking required