Midsummer Wildflowers and Plant Oils – plus Plant Families at Green Drinks

Everyone is welcome to our 6th Plants for Life 2012 event,  a demonstration of how to make wildflower and plant oils and an introduction to plant ‘simples’ by Rose Titchiner, followed by an (almost) midsummer visit to Outney Common. (Please note: We were planning to visit nearby Falcon Meadow, but this was mown this week and there are no plants to see at the moment.)

We will meet at 20 Ditchingham Dam (the continuation of Bridge Street), Bungay, at 2.45pm (please note this month’s event is not at the library) for the demonstration and tea. This will be followed by the visit to Outney Common (a short drive) for those interested in seeing the midsummer wild plants in flower there.

If you are coming by car, please carshare if you can and note that there is no parking in Bridge Street and only limited parking in Ditchingham Dam. Close by are Trinity Street and Broad Street which have plenty of parking spaces.

Walk down Bridge Street and over the bridge. You will come to a sign for Ditchingham and Norwich on the left. No. 20 is directly opposite this sign, the first house on the left down a gravel driveway (the pale yellow Victorian lodge cottage).

The event is free and donations are happily received.

Rose has worked with plants all her life, is an experienced grower and farmer as well as a lover of wildflowers and makes many plant remedies at home. Recently she has been working with Bungay Community Bees to promote bee-friendly gardens and farms with the Get Your Garden Buzzing project.

At this months’  Green Drinks at the Green Dragon, Tuesday 19th June at 7.30pm, Mark Watson will introduce the theme of Plant Families and talk briefly about the many roles plants play in our lives and life on earth. This will be followed by an exploratory and interactive discussion around the theme. Everyone welcome, do join us.

Mark is the organiser of the Plants for Life 2012 series of talks, walks and workshops and curator of the Plant Medicine bed this year at Bungay Library Community Garden. He has worked with plants for many years and also designed this poster.

For all enquiries and information on this event or the Plants for Life series as a whole, contact: Mark Watson 01502 722419, email: markintransition@hotmail.co.uk or check this website www.sustainablebungay.com

Plants for Life 2012 with Sustainable Bungay