My husband,Chris, and I are putting the finishing touches to our Celebrating Herbs Festival which will take place in the heart of the Cotswolds from 7pm Friday, 10 September 2010 to 5pm Sunday 12 September. Our keynote speaker is Anne McIntyre, past President of the Herb Sociey. There will be other talks from qualified medical herbalists and demonstrations throughout the weekend on all aspects of herbs from growing to dyeing. Our own Debs Cook will be talking about "Herbs for Cleaning" and Kristina Patmore from Kew Gardens will be recreating part of the practical dyeing demonstration she gave at the Smithsonian Institute in America last year.
Chris' kite team, Sky Symphony, will be displaying twice on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a kite workshop and stories for children, along with many other activities. Each evening we will gather for music and stories, so bring your notebook, instrument and voice!
To see the provisional programme gohttp://www.springfieldsanctuary.co.uk/mainfiles/festival.htm.
The festival is being funded on a donation basis. The suggested donation rate is £40 for the entire weekend or £20 if you wish to come for one day. There is a Paypal button on the website.
We hope to see many of you there!