Popular horticulturist Gordon Kenneson returns with another fascinating and humorous herbal medicine program. Gordon will share research into old medical texts and recipe books which has yielded fascinating herbal remedies, some still used, some blessedly not!
Learn about Greek physician Hippocrates, often termed the father of medicine, whose theories were still very much a part of English Colonial medicine. Bleeding, blistering, purging, and puking, anyone? Hear about herbs used in these treatments and how they were thought to re-balance bodily humors and restore health.
Held outdoors by the Society’s kitchen garden.
Rain Date: August 27.
$6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 WHS members.