Monday, July 2, 2012

Springfield Sanctuary Celebrating Herbs Festival!

Oh how I wish I could be at this event!
  Springfield Sanctuary Celebrating Herbs Festival
by kind permission of Pryce & Marjorie Watkins, Wynyards Farm, Upper Slaughter, Glos, GL54 2JR)
7-9 September 2012
A fun weekend for all the family!
Herbal Medicine
Keynote Speaker: Christopher Hedley
Ali English: Making your own Tonic Wines
Charlie Farrow: Herbal Fumigants
Sarah Firnberg: Herbs for the endocrine system
Lucinda Warner: Herbs for the digestion
Growing Herbs
Debs Cook: Herbal First Aid for the Garden
Herb Walks
Wild Foods, Poisonous Plants & Medicinal Herbs
Sky Symphony Kite Display Team
Music, Stories, Craft stalls
& much, much more!
Cost: By donation (suggested £40 w/end, £20/day)
Further details: Contact 0121 707 8269 or 07920145639 or
Or visit
I hope many of my friends will be able to attend! Mark your calendars, (especially my UK friends! This is worth traveling for:) )
Herbal and Honey Hugs to all who visit Comfrey Cottages


Sherri B. said...

My dream is to someday go and visit my special blog friends across the Pond...Someday. xo

Bridget said...

Sounds like a wonderful event. Upper Slaughter is such a strange place name...wonder what went on there!

Comfrey Cottages said...

Me too Sherri xx
Good question Bridget! xx

Sarah Head said...

Thanks for publicising this, Leslie. Bridget, Slaughter is derived from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning "muddy place" and not anything violent. The remaining members of the Slaughter Family, who took their name from the place and were Lords of the Manor now reside in the US. They returned for the Lower Slaughter church centenary in 1966 when I was 10 and sang in the church choir.

Comfrey Cottages said...

You are welcome, Sarah. Thank you for explaining about the place name:)