This virtual workshop will introduce you to the weird and wonderful world of spices. We’ll take you on a journey to far flung places to find out where our familiar and not so familiar spices come from. We’ll explore the different plants and plant families they come from and learn a bit about their history. What’s the difference between herbs and spices? How do spices pack such a punch of flavour? What’s the best way to use and store your spices at home? Which spices are easy to grow for yourself? Find out these answers and more during this fun and interactive session. Participants will receive a pack of spices in advance, so we can all immerse ourselves in the sensory exploration of these dried wonders.
Natural Learning Oxford is a collaboration between Emma Williams and Kate Castleden. Having worked together at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Emma and Kate are now using their skills and experience to offer creative interactive workshops which explore the natural world. The complementary combination of their backgrounds: Emma – fine art and environmental conservation and Kate – plant science and science communication, means their sessions always have something for everyone.