25 plants to know by touch, smell & taste - A full day of herby activities
Fernanda Botelho will talk on knowing, growing, using and cooking with herbs.
Saturday September 29th
At the Hapimag resort, Albufeira
10.00 Recognizing, introducing and identifying plants. Local plants and others that adapt easily to a Mediterranean climate.
11.00 Visit Hapimag herb garden, guided tour with Fernanda & Marilyn, collect herbs for afternoon cooking session
11.30 Tea/coffee break
11.45 More uses of the plants, basic ideas for propagation, cultivation, harvesting, drying and keeping. Share plants and seeds. Learn more about those plants ancient uses, recent uses in the kitchen and as useful remedies for common ailments.
Bring your own plants to identify or share if you so wish. There will be some basic documentation provided about most of the plants.
13.00 Lunch – special Dish of the Day in the restaurant, bring a picnic or choose from the standard menu. Bar snacks etc. available.
14.30 Cooking demonstration and tastings, exchange recipes, sample starters, main course & desserts.
There will also be a recommended book list on herbs and medicinal plants as well as some books, cards and posters for sale.
16.00 approx. tea/coffee and disperse.
Plant sales table for herbs, book sales table, sales of flavoured olive oils & associated products. Fernanda Botelho's herbs books will be available for sale, including the English version of her first botanical children book Nettles and roses.
Please reserve your place by 24th Sept at the latest, with Rosie at email@example.com tel. 289791869 full details and directions sent to all participants. Numbers limited. Please advise of any dietary requirements.
Cost per person for the whole day, including tea/coffee breaks, plant list & recipes €30 - MGS members €25. (Bring your own lunch or order from the standard menu). Special Dish of the day Mediterranean Herb Lunch in the Restaurant.
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY
Portugal Branch - Members & Friends
Contact: Rosie Peddle email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. 289 791 869 www.gardeninginportugal.com