April : Thurs 11th

7.30pm

at St Swithun's Church, Woodbury

Entry by donation - 

no need to book

Talk : 

"Herbal medicine past and present : household                                                                 medicines in Devon from the seventeenth century 

onwards"

Anne Stobart

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

https://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/history/staff/astobart/

https://www.holtwoodherbs.com

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.