Nature Connection, Herbs, and Movement wellbeing and education for all.
Improving physical and mental wellbeing
Encouraging people to move well with mindfulness
Encouraging nature connection
Developing nature stewardship
Appreciation of our herbal history and the historical role of women as community healers
Bringing herbal remedies back into the hands of the people
Radical community herbalism
From the dawn of time our ancestors have worked with herbal medicines to look after themselves and their families, going to the 'medical herbalist' or 'doctor' only when needed. In our historical herbalist displays we show how herbs have been a vital part of our community resilience and how our past can direct our future. It is only relatively recently in this country that householders have lost their herbal and food as medicine knowledge.
Our Community Learning Apothecaries and Community Herb Gardens aim to bring this knowledge back to where it belongs, into the hands of the people. We aim to empower people to be able to make their own remedies to improve the health and wellbeing of families and communities. Empowering people to come together and connect around this knowledge, thus building resilient communities.
As knowledge of herbal medicine increases, however, in the west we are obviously also seeing an increasing demand on plants and ecosystems. We are therefore passionate about teaching sustainable practices that supports not only people but also the planet - sustainable wildcrafting, bioregional herbalism and planting our own herb gardens to improve biodiversity, reduce miles and reduce the devastating effects of overharvesting of the latest fashionable "super herb".We believe that movement, herbal remedies, herbal knowledge and nature connection are the cornerstones to wellbeing.
We believe that everyone has the right to this knowledge and as such we work hard to bring it to underserved diverse communities in Central Scotland. We work in solidarity with other groups to support causes that are important to us - get in touch for support or to request remedies.We sell herbal products through our pay-as-you-can Community Apothecaries, our online shop, at markets and historically-based products at our living history displays.Come and join our Movement in Thyme!
Meet our Team
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Statement on inclusion
At Movement in Thyme, we believe that herbalism and herbal medicine should be accessible to all. Unfortunately, however, many are excluded from mainstream herbal education and activities as well as from accessing herbal remedies. We hope to change this.
What do we do to improve accessibility?
Our community apothecary events and medicines, and our other workshops and activities are offered on a no questions asked Pay What You Can basis. In a time of incredible inequality we aim to remove the barriers that people feel around herbalism and empower people to take control of their health and wellbeing.
We encourage and prioritise people from marginalised and oppressed groups to attend our events and are committed to practising radical, community herbalism, which is inherently anti-oppressive. We reject all forms of discriminatory behaviour in our spaces. This includes ableism, classism, homophobia, misogyny, sexism, racism and transphobia.
We recognise that everyone is at different stages in their journey and that opinions will often vary. We ask that people approach these differences with an open heart and do not assume the worst of each other, but where behaviour or language becomes disrespectful or derogatory, we will do our best to deal with the situation.
We work in various venues, admittedly some have better disability access that others. For example, The venue for the Glasgow Community Apothecary events is Milk Cafe, which is wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately, the toilet is not an accessible toilet. If you have specific access needs that will enable you to participate, then please contact us ahead of events, and we will discuss what we can do.
We work in collaboration and in solidarity with many other groups.
As an organisation, we are constantly learning and growing. We are looking into training options to continue this journey and welcome feedback from participants and community members.