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The Holly & the Ivy

Event Date: 13th December 2023, 19:30

Event Category: Talk / Conference

Location: Braunton Countryside Centre

Join the Braunton Countryside Centre for a delightful Christmas talk 

Get into the festive spirit and learn all about the fascinating stories behind the holly and the ivy. Discover their ancient symbolism and how they have been used in holiday traditions throughout the centuries. The talk will also include tales of more exotic herbal medicines like Frankincense and Myrrh. Our knowledgeable speaker will share interesting facts and herbal uses that will surely make you appreciate these iconic Christmas plants even more. Don’t miss out on this merry event!

About the speaker:

Keith – Keith originally trained as a botanist and has a Ph.D. on the evolution of parasitic plants. For the last 30 years he has worked in 22 countries around the world on a very wide range of international development issues including sustainable forestry, biodiversity conservation, wild foods and medicinal plants. He is currently doing consulting work in Kosovo for the Government there on integrated water management issues, but now that he is based in the UK again, he is studying to become a medical herbalist.

The Holly & the Ivy – Christmas Talk – Braunton Countryside Centre