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Event Details
Herbal & Apothecary Symposium **UPDATED**Event date: October 12th, 2002
Hosted by Barony of Settmour Swamp - Maplewood, NJ
Event Last Modified: October 10th, 2002
 
Event details
Come share a day of herb and apothecary related activities, classes and meetings, co-organized by Settmour Swamp and the EK Herbalists & Apothecaries' Guild.

Classes on herbs, gardens, stones, medieval medicine and other herbal/apothecary topics, a display, a poster session, a guild meeting, the opportunity to explore a wonderful herb garden and a dayboard will make this a don't-miss experience.

The event will be housed in two lovely and accessible sites.  At the main event site, the Woman's Club, will are located Troll, class signup sheets, "Neat" classes, changing rooms, poster area, and the Day Board.  The Maplewood Garden Club and the Durrand-Heddon House Museum have graciously made available to us the extensive DH House Herb Garden for "in situ" identification, the Meadow for "messy" classes, and bathrooms in the Museum itself.  This is a short walk from the Womens' Club.  A Shuttle can be made available for the handicapped.  There is limited onsite parking, and plenty of parking on quiet streets.

Day Board will run from 12 noon to 2 pm, with light refreshments and drinks available all day.  The Kitchen shall be headed by Baron Irik, and will produce dishes from all over the Knowne World and beyond, featuring various herbs and spices.  (Both vegetarian and meat dishes will be available; recipes will be provided).

Reservations are $10 adult, $5.  for 14 and under.  Make checks out to Barony of Settmour Swamp, SCA, Inc.  Please send along both SCA and Mundane names of each person.  Also, to receive a listing of classes, please send an SASE.  In order to accommodate everyone, Pre-registration is strongly advised but NOT NECESSARY!

Classes currently scheduled include:
Herbal First Aid
Medieval Gardens
Basic Herb Gardening
Plants as Pigments for Illumination
Strewing Herbs and Scented Waters
Use of Gems in Period Medicine and Amulets
Propagating Woody Herbs and Irises
Cooking from Period Sources
Herbal Salves
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Creating your Own Medieval Garden
Period Dyestuffs
Resources on Period Herbalism
Roman Gardens
Drinking with Herbs and Spices

The Autocrats are:
Classes & pertinent info:  Jadwiga Zajaczkowa (mka Jennifer Heise), 610-432-2546 or email jahb@lehigh.edu.

Site & Troll:  Mistress Baroness Merlinia,OM,OC,BT,ST.
c/o J.W.Shaver, 147 Franklin Ave., Maplewood, N.J.,07040-3201
1(973) 762-2554.  Email:merlinia@comcast.net
Site Opens: 9 am for setup; 10 am for classes
Site Closes: 4 pm; anyone still around at 4:30 will be thanked for helping clean up.
 

Event Website: http://www.lehigh.edu/~jahb/herbs/herbevent.html

 
Event Location
Woman's Club of Maplewood
60 Woodland Road
Maplewood, NJ  07040
Google Map

Directions:
From the West:
Take I 78 East
Follow from * (below)

From the North West
I 80 to I 287 South
I 287 South to RT.  24 East
Rt.  24 East to I 78 East ? Always take Local Lanes.  When merging onto I 78 East - immediately get into the far Right Lane.  Follow From * (below)

From the Northeast
Garden State Parkway South to Exit 142 To I 78 West Follow from ** (below)

From the South
Garden State Parkway North
Get into the Right hand lane as you go through the Union Tolls.  Take the 1st Exit immediately after the tolls
Follow signs to I 78 West (This will put you on I 78 East and you will do a U turn at the first Exit) Follow from ** (below)

From the East
I 78 West Local Lanes.  Cross over GSP follow from ** (below)

* I 78 East to Exit 49B 124 East Maplewood ? This is the second option of Exit 49.  Merge onto 124 East - Springfield Ave.  Take the 2nd Right hand turn opportunity -Valley St.  towards the Oranges, Montclair (This is a Jughandle to make left across Springfield Ave)
Proceed through the Light at Springfield Ave.  onto Valley St.  At the 4th Light make Left onto Baker St.
Follow From *** (below)

** Take Exit 50 B towards Millburn ? Maplewood.  At light at end of ramp Make right onto Vauxhall Rd At 3rd Light make Right onto Valley St.  At 3rd Light make Left onto Baker St.  Follow from *** (below)

*** Proceed on Baker St, cross under RR At Stop Sign make Right onto Maplewood Ave.  At the Valley National Bank Sign, Clock, Thermometer (on right)
Make Left onto Durand Rd.  Make 1st Right onto Woodland Rd.
Women's Club of Maplewood is 1 block up on the Left on the corner of Woodland Rd and Inwood Rd.

Public Transportation.- the site is up the street from the Maplewood Train Station.  NJTransit connects it to NYC, Newark, and Hoboken via the Morris & Essex lines.  For times, etc., call (In NJ) 1(800)772-2222; out of state 1(973)762- 5100.

 
Registration Fees
Registration: Reservations are $10 adult, $5.  for 14 and under.  Please include SCA and Mundane names of each person.  Pre-registration is strongly advised, but NOT NECESSARY! 

Make Checks Payable to: Settmour Swamp, SCA Inc.

 
Contact Information
Event Steward:
Classes & pertinent info:  Jadwiga Zajaczkowa (mka Jennifer Heise), 610-432-2546 or email jahb@lehigh.edu.

Site & Reservations:  Mistress Baroness Merlinia,OM,OC,BT,ST.
c/o J.W.Shaver, 147 Franklin Ave., Maplewood, N.J.,07040-3201
1(973) 762-2554 Email- merlinia@comcast.net

Send Reservations to:
Mistress Baroness Merlinia.

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