* This course is fully booked *
Autumn offers a precious, satisfying opportunity to harvest roots, berries and fruits. With these we will be making a variety of remedies and treats for the store cupboard ready to support health and lift the mood when winter arrives. Recipes will range from medicinal wine and liqueur, through cough sweets to using fixatives for soothing pot-pourri made with the already preserved scents of the summer garden in dried herbs.
Looking towards Christmas there will be confections to enjoy just as they are or wrapped in chocolate. Roots to harvest will be Elecampane, Sweet Cicely, Orris, Marshmallow, Calamus and Soapwort. Berries will include Haw and Juniper. Appreciating the bounty of the garden and countryside at this time will be the order of the day.
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 and footwear. Please be aware it is the Goodwood Festival of Speed in early July and there will be road closures in place and alternative travel arrangements will be in effect, with diversions in the locality. If accommodation is required, an early booking is advisable due to a high demand in the local area.
Fee & Refreshments
£70 per person, including tuition, teas and coffees. The Museum café will be open for lunch or alternatively participants can bring their own packed lunch.