The Anglo-Saxons had names for nearly 400 different herbs. Many we are familiar with in our daily life today, others less so. Through some recipes with many ingredients, others requiring charms or prayers, a few involving diet, we will be exploring Anglo-Saxon views on health, sickness and treating a variety of ailments.
Christina Stapley BSc (Hons) MCPP is now a retired qualified medical herbalist with a degree in Phytotherapy (plant therapy). She has grown some 300 herbs, studied and used them for over 30 years. Her Hampshire garden was featured on television several times. She has written three books on cultivating and using herbs in cookery, fragrant recipes, wines and liqueurs, crafts and home remedies. Christina has also edited and interpreted a 17th century book of cookery and physic recipes.
Please bring with you a pen and paper and suitable clothing footwear as you will spend part of the day outside. The course takes place in an historic building which can be cool, it is advisable to wear warm layers.
Fee & Refreshments
£70 per person, including tuition, teas and coffees. Please let the Museum know in advance of any dietary requirements. The Museum café will be open for lunch or alternatively participants can bring their own packed lunch.