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Browsing Archive: October, 2014

Kew, Royal Botanic Garden, London

Posted by Stephanie Caley on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, In : Places to Visit 
Kew, the world famous Royal Botanic Garden, houses an impressive 30,000 plants in it's 300 acres. Here, you will be able to view botanical drawings, galleries, beautiful greenhouses, and walk amongst the treetops, on their canopy walkway! There are ponds, lakes & cafés; and there's a fantastic Herbarium that is home to specimens of 7 million plants!

Kew is sponsored by the Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, and is a centre of research. One project currently being worked on is "E...
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Medicinal Herb Project

Posted by Stephanie Caley on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, In : Events 
In Peckham, south-east London, there is a lovely little herb garden at the back of a Baptist church.  It has been run by Christina Borgenstierna, who has been developing the garden, adding in a great variety of medicinal herbs, for the space available, and who has organised many herb talks, relating to different systems of the body.  I led a talk recently on the Cardiovascular System, Heart Health & Herbal Medicine.  They have arranged for different medical herbalists to come in to give prese...

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Elderberry Syrup

Posted by Stephanie Caley on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, In : Recipes 
So, here's an Elderberry Syrup recipe that I promised in the first newsletter that went out! You'll find many variations of this recipe around! Some areas seem to have berries in abundance, and in other areas, they seem to have come and gone already! For this reason, I'm providing fresh berry, and dried berry proportions for the recipe (in case you wish to make  your own syrup, but can't find any fresh, so need to purchase some dried!). Elderberries are so rich in vitamin C (amongst other vit...
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