Monday, March 11, 2013

I Signed Up For Herbal Lore

I signed up for herbal lore through the Savvy Author's web site. If you write historical fiction, I think this is a must. I copied this from their sight, and have added the link below. I can't wait!

Herbal Lore and the Historic Medicinal Uses of Herbs

Instructor: Beth Trissel. 
Schedule for March 2013 workshop on Herbal Lore and The Historic Medicinal Uses of Herbs

Week One:

Monday, March 11th: Introduction to the workshop and meet & greet.

First Session, Tuesday, March 12th: 'What can kill can cure'  but definitely kill and watch out for werewolves: Aconite (Wolfsbane, Monkshood)

Second Session, Thursday March 14th: For protection from spells and enchantment, the sacred, healing herbs: Agrimony, Angelica, and Mistletoe

Week Two:

First Session, Tuesday March 19th: How witches flew, what made Juliet slumber, and the screaming roots in Harry Potter:  Belladonna (deadly nightshade), and Mandrake

Second Session, Thursday March 21st: Promote true love, calm nervous hysteria, anoint your feet for courage: Basil, Betony, and Chamomile

Week Three:

First Session, Tuesday March 26th: Faery gloves, Love potions, and the sweetest scent on earth: Foxglove, heartsease (violas) and Lavender

Second Session, Thursday March 28th: 'Draw evil humours out of the head' Comfort the stomach, and 'cleanse the blood': Marigold (Calendula) Mint (including pennyroyal) and catnip

Week Four:

First Session, Tuesday April 2nd: “Are you going to Scarborough Fair?”: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme

Second Session, Thursday April 4th: The wisdom of Native Americans and The Granny Women: Birch, Bergamot, Pokeroot, Willow, Slippery elm, Elderberry, Yarrow…Plus Herbal Cures and The Granny Women

Last session, Friday April 5th:  Knock yourself out and Ward off the Plague: Dwale, an Old-English Antiseptic, and The Vinegar of the Four Thieves

And an opportunity for final sharing from participants.
WHEN:   Mar 11, 2013 - Apr 7, 2013

COST:   $15 for Premium Members
$25 for Basic Members

Cancellation policy: Registrations are non-refundable except when the workshop is cancelled by Savvy Authors.

Sign up here:
http://www.savvyauthors.com/vb/showevent.php?eventid=1715&tx=0L136978PG949052J&st=Completed&amt=25.00&cc=USD&cm=&item_number=EVENTID-1715

6 comments:

  1. This sounds very interesting, Amy!

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  2. Interesting. My husband is all about herbal lore and natural alternatives.
    Enjoyed visiting your blog.
    Silvia (from A to Z Challenge)

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    1. Hi Silvia! I'm looking forward to the A-Z challenge. I'll have to visit your Blog to see what you'll be blogging about!

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  3. Those sound like interesting and fun classes for any writer!

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    1. It's really cool. I've used some of the herbs in my Scottish historical manuscripts!

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