Come share a day of herb and apothecary related activities, classes and meetings, co-organized by Settmour Swamp and the EK Herbalists & Apothecaries' Guild.
Classes on herbs, gardens, stones, medieval medicine and other herbal/apothecary topics, a display, a poster session, a guild meeting, the opportunity to explore a wonderful herb garden and a dayboard will make this a don't-miss experience. Durand-Heddon House will have its "Country Store" open with a selection of herbal books in the afternoon.
The Site opens at 9 am for setup; 10 am for classes and closes at
4 pm; anyone still around at 4:30 will be thanked for helping clean up.
There will be a 'poster session' area where people can display pictures of what they've done with their gardens,
or pictures of other medieval type gardens if they have them! We ask that
you bring your pictures already mounted on stiff cardboard or posterboard
(and labelled) for ease of hanging.
There will be a fundraiser for TISANE, the quarterly newsletter of the EKHAG: tickets 25¢ each, 5 for $1 (prize donations gratefully received). For more information, ask the Chronicler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes will begin at 10:00 and run about an hour each, with a 15 minute
break between classes. We are looking for teachers, please contact Jadwiga
at email@example.com or 610-432-2546.
|Time||Class Track 1||Class Track 2 (Gardening||Class Track 3||Messy Class Area|
|10:00-11:00||Herbal First Aid (Annys Wolf)||Medieval Gardens (Jadwiga)|
|11:15 to 12:15||Basic Herb Gardening (Rhianwen)
||Plants as Pigments for Period Illumination (Paigan)
||Strewing Herbs and Scented Handwaters (Johanna)|
|12:30 to 1:30||Use of Gems in Period Medicines and Amulets (Carowyn)||Propagating Woody Herbs & Irises (Merlinia)
||Cooking from Period Sources (Brighid)
||Herbal Salves (Sulis, Selene and Sorcha)-- $3 materials fee|
|1:45 to 2:45||Traditional Chinese Medicinel (Sulis)
||Creating Your Own Medieval Garden (Briana McBain)
||Period Dyestuffs (Berelinda and Rhiannon)
||Herbal Vinegars [TBA]|
|3:00 to 4:00||Resources on Period Herbalism (Johanna)||Roman Gardens, including British-Roman Gardens (Merlina)
||Drinking with Herbs and Spices (Richard the Poor)
We'll be providing space for both a poster session display and a standard herb-related A&S display.
The poster session is the perfect place to show off your garden (or specific
plantings!), since it's difficult to transport your entire yard to an event
but pictures, plans and drawings (as well as photos of A&S processes)
can be shared in a display. We'd like to see photos (and drawings/plans)
attached to a standard-size piece of posterboard. These can be of specific
elements of your herb garden (or your windowsill plantings!) or of the garden
as a whole, or about a process such as wreath or salve-making that it'sdifficult
to demonstrate all at once. Please label the pictures (at least with the
names of the plants) and provide your name and contact information. If you
want to bring a takeaway sheet with copies of your information, that would
be appreciated. This is your chance to show off what you do, for
other people to look at.
The A&S display will accomodate more traditional A&S projects
as well, such as foods or herbs to sample, things to smell, dye swatches,
or other projects. Notes/documentation are a help, and please include your
name so people can compliment you! Comments sheets for the A&S displays
will be provided. It is allowed and even encouraged to have both a poster
and a display on the same subject.
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