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Join us for an evening with Alys Fowler in celebration of her new book A Modern Herbal - a charming, modern miscellany of herbs - for gardeners, cooks and armchair botanists alike. As part of the evening Alys will be joining us for a talk on everything herbal and you will be able to get your copy signed.
The evening will also feature a workshop where you will get to make your own herbal teabags to take home.
Tickets £20 / Earlybird £15
Ticket price includes a copy of A Modern Herbal.
The event will take place at Hackney City Farm.
Lovingly collated by horticultural expert and Guardian columnist Alys Fowler, this book celebrates everything there is to know about herbs and their significance in our gardens, kitchens, medicine cupboards and daily lives. With her unparalleled horticultural experience, Alys explores the abundance of uses of these incredible plants and writes beautifully about how herbs have become entwined in our lives past and present. Designed to inform, entertain and delight, this book offers a fusion of botanical, practical, cultural and historical information, accompanied by beautiful line illustrations, and will be a welcome and well-thumbed addition to every potting shed, kitchen shelf and bedside table.
Born in Silchester, Hampshire, Alys Fowler had a rural childhood, growing up surrounded by animals in the countryside. She was influenced by her mother's gardening talents and, after leaving school in 1996 she studied at the Royal Horticultural Society, the Royal Botanic Gardens in London, and later the New York Botanical Gardens, returning to the UK to complete a masters at UCL in 2002. Alys spent some years presenting the long-running BBC series Gardeners' World and has since become a prominent horticultural journalist, writing a popular weekly column in the Guardian.