The 12 Plants of Christmas ~ Wreaths, Raisins and Roasties ~ Online Talk
This illustrated online talk by Michael Holland, 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.
The 12 plants are:
● Oranges, clementines, satsumas etc
● Cloves and other spices
● Spruce tree
● Chestnuts (and other nuts)
● Brussels sprouts
Who ~ Michael Holland, FLS
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 two to 92, about the natural world.