The Herbalist’s Garden, September 24

The Herbalist’s Garden
John Forti, Curator of Historic Landscapes
Stoodley’s Tavern at Strawbery Banke Museum, 17 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
7 pm

By exploring our roots of herbalism, we will come to understand traditional artisanal herbal crafts and worldview, which dusts off the old adage that “the cook is half a physician.” Join us as our own John Forti presents an illustrated talk which brings to life living histories through heirloom herbs. Historic garden design and the new perspectives gained on growing and using herbs will inspire gardeners, cooks and herbalists of the 21st century to cultivate herbs to promote wellness, and to add beauty to the landscape.

John Forti is a nationally recognized lecturer, garden historian, ethnobotanist and garden writer. He is Curator of Historic Landscapes at Strawbery Banke Museum where he has created numerous award-winning gardens and educational programs. He previously served as the Director of Horticulture at Plimoth Planation Museum. John founded Slow Food Seacoast and serves on the bio-diversity committee for Slow Food USA. He was recently nominated for the second time to be part of a national delegation representing Slow Food USA among 150 nations at the Terra Madre or “Farmers United Nations” in Italy. He is also vice-chair of the board for the Herb Society of America’s New England Unit.

This program takes place at 7 pm at Stoodley’s Tavern at Strawbery Banke Museum (17 Hancock Street, opposite the Museum parking lot.) Pre-registration is required. Registration is $8 ($5 for Strawbery Banke Museum members). To register, contact Rie Sluder at 603-642-7034 or . This is the fifth and final program in the 2013 horticultural lecture series by co-sponsored the Herb Society of America’s NorthEast Seacoast Unit and Strawbery Banke Museum.

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