‘A dyed in the wool storyteller’, former student of herbal medicine: Amanda Edmiston, comes from a long line of storytellers, plant people, writers and artists.
‘I’ve always been fascinated by plants and the stories around them, I love how they reveal how we connect to each other and our natural environment through their use’.
Over the past ten years her storytelling has taken her on a fabulous journey, she has woven words about poisons for Chelsea Physic Garden in London, taken Scottish folklore and plant use to the Ashmolean museum in Oxford and shared secrets from eighteenth century herbals in stories at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow.
Her sessions weave together facts, folklore, traditional tales, history and herbal remedies using storytelling techniques to create a rich multi-sensory tapestry which audiences have described as being like ‘an enchanting and dynamic glimpse into a magical garden’.
Thanks to Amanda for allowing me to include some of her memory stories…
For more about Amanda and her work see her website: www.botanicafabula.co.uk
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