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OKNO (BE) | Edible Plants, Herbal Experiments

WALKSHOP 'Edible plants, herbal experiments' - In Brussels (1-2.09): info & registration

web OKNO silent-walk - voorkeur AndyDuring a two-day workshop in the urban environment of Brussels, Annemie Maes and Nathalie Hunter take the participants hunting for plants qualified for consumption. These urban edibles are gathered, named and archived in a herbarium.

web OKNO mapping natureOKNO is an artist run organisation for art and media technology. The working of OKNO hinges on two driving principles that are interconnected: collaboration and ecology. OKNO's collective garden OpenGreen, workspace and server are used as catalysts for creating art works. OKNO presents a continuous program with media art events, exhibitions, expert and social meetings, walkshops and performances. Check our calendar on the main page of this site. OKNO also collaborates with several local and international organizations, with similar goals. A system of exchange and cooperation has been maintained, esp. with Central Europe. Over the years, OKNO started to work more on longer-term projects, involving very diverse artists and experts, of all levels of experience, but with a common interest in the experimental and environmental. For that reason OKNO started up a larger project "Time Inventors' Kabinet", concentrating on the notion of Time in our present culture.

Annemie Maes and Nathalie Hunter are both artists and herborists. They will take the particpants on a 2-day journey. On Saturday September 1st they will walk with a group of participants through the urbanized environment of Brussels, starting from the forest of Laerbeek until the green oase of the city farm of Parc Maximilien. Together they will track edible plants, collect, name and archive them in a herbarium. On Sunday 2 September, the collected plants will be treated and made into products. Which products depend of the found plants. This could be drying plants for infuse-mixtures, till developing macerates to make oils or alcoholatures to make tinctures. Also make herbal oil, vinegar, a balsam against insect bites, a cream or a lotion can be produced. Sounds like something is brewing? OKNO takes you along an explorative and exciting journey on spots and places where you did not expect it!