On Saturday 21 May, for our second outdoor event of the year, Ben Edwards took 15 people on a discovery tour of the verge of Coastguard Lane.
Ben, an expert in the use of herbs and plants for food and medical remedies, explained the uses for the huge range of plants growing on a hundred metres of verge.
There was such a range of useful plants along this short strip that we were fascinated for two hours. It was a delight to hear and share in Ben’s enthusiasm.
Ben brought his thermos flask along and we dropped, under his direction, our snippings into the hot water to produce a refreshing tisane which was poured into individual glasses for us all to sample.