Re: Trimarian herb class
- --- In SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com, sigilli <sigilli@...> wrote:
>Also I plan to be at ARTSCI in January. I hope to meet you there if nowhere else.
> Greetings Everyone!
> My name is Isabella, and I have "joined" this group through my daughter
> Katherine. She is the college sophomore who wants to learn about herbs. When
> she joined, she used my e-mail, and I have been forwarding her the postings.
> Now at school, she has little time for herbs, but as I increase my herbal
> library, and my herbal plant collection, I share that with her as well. I have
> been growing herbs for many years, as has my family before me. Hence the
> "Italianherbal" name. Until about three years ago, we grew herbs striclty for
> culinary use. Now that Kathy and I are both frustrated with the amount of
> medications that we both need to take for chronic ailments, we have begun
> searching for medicinal herbs. Throw the SCA in there, and the history of herbs
> came into play. My current library now has over 20 volumes ranging from
> Culpepper to the German E Comission to how to grow herbs in Florida. I am a
> retired nurse, and I also have a pharmaceutical text and have ordered the
> American Pharmacopeia (sp?) which Amazon tells me will be available in Feb. of
> So enough history. Now I have been challenged, as part of my apprenticeship, to
> begin teaching classes on herbs. Being a practical person, I don't want to just
> talk about herbal properties, but about everyday uses. So my first class, this
> Saturday at TMT in Trimaris, will be about incorporating herbs in Cold Process
> soap making. I will also bring handouts about one herb that include historical
> use, current herbal use and professional medicinal pharmacology on that herb,
> about 10 herb seedlings of that herbs, seeds, samples of several soaps Kathy and
> I have made that attendees can take home, and photographs of all the herbs I am
> currently growing.
> I will cover the actual soap making process with lye and oils and anyone
> attending can dive right in adn help. I will also have about 8 dried herbs and
> accompanying literature that students can grind and put in their personal soap.
> We will be making a big batch, then students can pour some off into cups and
> blend as they wish. I will also have a collection of essential oils.
> Trimarians also know me as the Knot Naked merchants, and if any of you have
> attended Gulf Wars, perhaps you have met me at my shop as well. Needless to
> say, that on Saturday, from 8-10 am, the shop will be closed. Hope to see some
> of you there!
> Semper in Officio,
YIS Audrey E. Taylor
- --- In SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com, "arianederennes" <arianederennes@...> wrote:
>I am definetly going to be at the Trimaris Art-Sci/Scots Welsh this weekend. Are either of you going to be there? I would love to meet somewhere. I will only be daytripping it though. Too expensive to stay the night. (Sigh). And too cold to camp. I hope to meet sometime.
> Long time lurker here. I'm also in Trimaris, up in An Crosaire these days. After much procrastination, I have started going to the local meetings again and will eventually attend the occasional event. Haven't been growing many herbs for a bit, not sure how that happened or why, but I do have a bit of vetiver, which if it survives the winter, I'd be happen to share.
Audrey E. Taylor