We will be at Exeter Green Fair on Saturday 3rd September 2016, from 10-4,on the Green right next to Exeter Cathedral! This is a great opportunity to promote herbal medicine and the Medicinal Forest Garden Trust which aims to encourage sustainable cultivation and harvest of medicinal trees and shrubs. Our stall will feature:
Medicinal plant quiz – test yourself on recognition of a dozen plants with medicinal uses, and win a prize if you are successful!
Herbal medicine – come and talk to us if you are interested in learning more about herbal medicine, and for information about local medical herbalists in the South West.
Holt Wood Herbs – launch of our new website (www.holtwoodherbs.com) and free samples of body and skin care products, such as Witch Hazel Moisturiser and Eau de Cologne Splash. And we will have our latest art cards available for sale (every sale helps to fund the Medicinal Forest Garden Trust).
Medicinal Forest Garden Trust – sale of young trees and plants in aid of the Trust. These young trees will include Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) and Virginian Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana). Ginkgo is a beautiful tree which will grow fairly slowly (4-6 feet high after 10 years) and can be easily cut back or coppiced. Witch Hazel has leaves with fantastic autumn colour and delicate small yellow strap-like flowers but definitely needs an acid soil, and will readily form a large shrub which can be pruned.