Saturday 24th July 2017 will be the official launch of the new community medieval kitchen garden at Lewes Priory Park.
Planned workshops and activities for the day are:
- Wattle making workshops with Dominic Parrette of Sussex Willow
- Medieval food and cookery workshop with Kate Hickmott and Helen Chiasson
- Making compostable garden pots out of newspaper with Kate Hickmott and Helen Chiasson
- Havesting herbs, making ointments and infused oils with Julia Behrens – Medical Herbalist
- Using plants for dyeing textiles with Martin Pett
- Community gardening talk by Sally Stratton from the garden at Horace Walpole’s House, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham
- Others to be arranged.
The day runs from 10am until 4pm and everyone is welcome.
10-12.30am. ‘Woven Willow cloche plant support. Students will learn how to make a strong but beautiful woven support that can support peonies or provide a frame for climbers such as clematis.
1.30-4pm. Woven Border Hurdles’. Students will learn the techniques and take home a finished woven willow border hurdle that can be used as path edging or decorative finish to a raised bed.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in booking on one of these two wattle making sessions.