April : Thurs 11th
at St Swithun's Church, Woodbury
Entry by donation -
no need to book
"Herbal medicine past and present : household medicines in Devon from the seventeenth century
Understanding and utilising native plants as sources of medicine goes back
to prehistoric times, long before botany was established as a subject of study.
Even the famous parson-naturalist Gilbert White learned part of his plant lore
from a local healing-woman.
Our very own local healing-woman Anne Stobart opens our series of talks.
She is a medical herbalist, Hon. Fellow of Exeter University, author of Household Medicine in seventeenth-Century England (2016), and founder of Holt Wood Herbs in N Devon and of the Medicinal Forest Garden Trust
Image by Anne Stobart
This talk will be followed up by a wildflower walk 'discovering nature's medicine chest', guided by medical herbalist Melanie Shaw, on Sunday 23 June, 2.000-5.00pm - location and full details to follow.