Sauer's Herbal Cures: America's First Book of Botanic HealingSunday, November 6th, 2pmRidley Creek Mansion, Ridley Creek State ParkWilliam Woys Weaver, author of Heirloom Vegetable Gardening, will be speaking on his latest book, Sauer's Herbal Cures: America's First Book of Botanic Healing. Published in 1762 by Christopher Sauer, Mr. Weaver translates and updates it in order that we can understand and get a glimpse into the lives of the Pennsylvania Dutch to see what herbs they used for their ailments and everyday living. Doors open a 2pm for light refreshments and an opportunity to speak with local herbalists and to sample their wares. The lecture will be 3-4pm and Mr. Weaver will be available to sign books and answer questions. Admission is $7 ($5 for students, 65+, and Friends of Ridley Creek). Half of all proceeds goes to the Park. To reserve a seat, email Jayne at [address removed].
A group to study wild foods, medicine, tracking, birding, bugging, awareness and other primitive living skills. I have been studying this for many years and have an eclectic knowledge base. I will share what I know, and look forward to learn more from the group. All are welcome whatever your knowledge. This group will be outdoors based, with themed hikes based on the group's desire. Any mode of getting around outdoors will work; hiking, boating, floating. The goal is expanding our knowledge and sharing our love of nature.