Learn the basics of historic and modern-day herbalism with a two-hour interactive workshop at Henricus Historical Park on Nov.18 from 1-3 p.m.
Discover how early colonists would have used herbs to treat their ailments and how much of this knowledge is still viable today. The class will be exploring several useful herbs through hands-on activities such as the making of herbal teas and salves, and students will create a simple natural remedy to take home.
“Wort-Cunning and Star-Craft will introduce beginners to both the historical and modern applications of herbal remedies,” said Nicole Pisaniello, Henricus domestic skills specialist. “We will focus on the healing techniques of herbs through hands-on demonstrations, herbal salve preparation, and discussions of 17th century medicinal theory.”
The herbal remedies class is suitable for adults 18 and older. Those interested in attending must register by November 15 by calling 804-748-8732. The price for this class is $50 per student. Students should bring paper and a writing utensil.
More About Henricus Historical Park
Commemorating more than 400 years of history, Henricus Historical Park re-creates 17th-century life in the second successful English settlement in North America and in the Virginia Indian site of Arrohateck. Beginning of its prime location as a military outpost on a bluff overlooking the James River, the site also boasts rich Revolutionary War and Civil War history, which visitors may experience through special events and programs throughout the year.
Surrounded by the 810-acre Dutch Gap Conservation Area, the living history museum offers exceptional Pre-K-12 and adult education programs, and both indoor and outdoor meeting and special event space. Henricus Historical Park is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization that operates in partnership with the Henricus Foundation and the counties of Chesterfield and Henrico. For more information about Henricus Historical Park, visit www.henricus.org and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.