Join folk herbalist Amber Kennedy of Boheme Botanika to blend delicious herbal teas for health and healing. Taste samples and blend your own hand crafted tea made from organically grown and sustainably wildcrafted herbs.
Learn the folkloric method of preparing and preserving herbs for tincturing. Discover how to extract the most beneficial compounds from herbs, roots, and flowers into an alcohol based preparation.You will make your own herbal tincture to take home.
Did you know that modern microbiologists have recently started testing medieval medical recipes? That one made of garlic and onion has tested as highly effective against the MRSA bacteria, long known as treatment-resistant? Did you know that scientists have proven there is truth to the story about soil in Northern Ireland that was believed by early peoples, including Druids, to have medicinal qualities? Learn about these studies in addition to other connections among disability, disease, and natural remedies in the medieval world.
Dr. Kisha G. Tracy is an Associate Professor of English Studies and Coordinator of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Fitchburg State University. She received her Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Connecticut in 2010. In addition to several articles, her first book was published by Palgrave in 2017 and is entitled Memory and Confession in Middle English Literature. Her other research interests include medieval disability, particularly mental illness, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. This particular presentation stems out of her current book project, The Middle Ages and the Modern Curriculum: Accessing the Medieval Past, as well as a book of essays she is co-editing, The Research Companion to Medieval Disability.
Talk and book-signing. Being in nature nourishes our bodies, minds, and spirits. Creating Sanctuary, by natural living expert Jessi Bloom, helps you discover the places, plants, and practices that can soothe and restore you every day, in your own backyard. Part inspiration, part how-to, this engaging guide includes ideas for designing a healing space, 50 medicinal plant profiles, recipes for herbal remedies and self-care rituals, and loads more.
Member $36.00, Non-member $50.00; Materials Included
Instructor: Karen OBrien
Historically the stillroom was a room connected with the kitchen where medicines, cosmetics, home cleaning products, and home-brewed beer or wine was prepared. This costumed presentation looks at herbs in 16th century life and offers participants a chance to make their own herbal elixir.