Sunday, May 12, 2013, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
LECTURE & MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH: "THE HERBALIST'S GARDEN"Carriage House, 8 Dexter Lane, Newburyport, Mass.“The Herbalist’s Garden” is an illustrated talk which brings to life living histories through heirloom herbs. By exploring our roots of herbalism, participants will come to understand traditional artisanal herbal crafts, a worldview which dusts off the old adage that “the cook is half a physician.” Historic garden design and new perspectives on growing and using herbs will inspire gardeners, cooks, and herbalists of the 21st century to cultivate herbs to promote wellness, and to add beauty to the landscape. Presenter John Forti is a nationally recognized lecturer, garden historian, ethnobotanist, and garden writer. He is Curator of Historic Landscapes at Strawbery Banke Museum, and previously served as Director of Horticulture at Plimoth Plantation Museum. The event includes a splendid brunch set in the garden, weather permitting, or within the Carriage House in inclement conditions. This event is sponsored by the Institution for Savings.Admission: $30.00. (Reservations required; limited seating. Register online --- or by phone at 978-358-7880.)