Plants are a very important source of food. This half-day workshop explores the benefits that plants add to our food and drinks – colour, flavour, and texture, as well as nutrients and potentially beneficial medicinal compounds. We will also look at why some plants are popular foods and others less so and identify some of the foods which have attracted the attention of criminals. Weather permitting, we’ll see some of these food and drink plants growing in the Garden. By the end of the morning, you’ll never look at the plants on your plate or in your cup in quite the same way again!
Dr Gwenda Kyd is a chemist and freelance science writer and editor. She is interested in plant-based healing and has studied herbal medicine and other therapies. She co-devised the Botanic Garden’s ‘Chemicals from Plants’ Trail and in 2014 published a book based on the Trail, ‘Molecules, Medicines and Mischief’.
Bookings for this course will close 4 September
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