The 12 Plants of Christmas – Wreaths, Raisins and Roasties!

 The 12 Plants of Christmas – Wreaths, Raisins and Roasties!

This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 7th Dec 2020

 Free

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

This illustrated online talk will delve into the wonderfully rich world of Christmas customs and folklore, past and present.

Via 12 carefully chosen plants, it'll be a trip around the World in the pursuit of warming spices, a forage in the woods for plants much closer to home and then right into your kitchen cupboards for some fabulously festive flavours.

Tickets – by donation.

Michael Holland studied Ecology at Lancaster and Oregon State Universities and is a keen photographer, wildlife gardener and all-round composting nerd! Michael had a 25-year career at the eminent Chelsea Physic Garden in London, latterly as Head of Education for over 17 years. He has taught tens of thousands of people, aged 2 to 92, about the natural world. A Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and the London Environmental Educators’ Forum (LEEF) he has spoken at a number of global conferences; a highlight being invited to lecture at a botanical garden in Japan.

He has also appeared on a number of television and radio shows and podcasts about plants and history (including Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, Channel 5’s ‘The Thames: Britain’s Great River’ series with Tony Robinson and Mr Plant Geek’s Plant-Based Podcast to name a few). His recent book ‘I Ate Sunshine for Breakfast’ is a colourful compendium of plants and ethnobotany aimed at children and families.


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This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 7th Dec 2020

 Free

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2020-12-07 2020-12-07 Europe/London The 12 Plants of Christmas – Wreaths, Raisins and Roasties! This illustrated online talk will delve into the wonderfully rich world of Christmas customs and folklore, past and present. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/12/07/the-12-plants-of-christmas-wreaths-raisins-and-roasties-249104 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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