I was trying to find if the Whins still existed and found a PDF document of The British Journal of Nursing dated August 17,1918.
There was an article about the British Scientific Products Exhibition, which was due to open on September 7th. Among the exhibitors alongside Burroughs Wellcome, Allen & Hanburys, and Boots was Mrs Grieves.
An exhibit which opens up to nurses a vista of an interesting hobby, which may also be a work of national utility, is that arranged by Mrs Grieve, F.R.S.H., who has a School of British Medicinal and Commercial Herb Growing at the Whins, Chalfont St. Peter, Bucks, which represents an organised determination to recapture from Germany and Austria the Herb Growing Industry, which those countries have won from Great Britain. Before the war we spent annually £200,000 on importations of drug-yielding Herbs which we could have grown. What more interesting for a nurse living in the country than the cultivation of medicinal herbs? It is further of interest that the demand for properly trained herb growers far exceeds supply, and good posts are obtainable for students when proficient.
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