Lectures and Workshops

 

 

     

 

 

Birds' Nest Botany

Botany for Gardeners

Ecology for Gardeners

Flowering Plant Families

Herbs, Herbals, and Herbalists

Botanical Names for the Fearful

The Herbal History of World War II

 

The Natural History of Medicinal Plants

 

Pollination: Birds, Bees, Flowers, and Seeds

World War II Botany: How Plants Won the War

In a Pickle:  The Science, Art, and Lore of Pickling

Lights, Water, Action!    Understanding Plant Growth

Herbal Medicine and Magic:  Sorting Facts from Fancy

Garden Herbs: Their Cultivation, Cookery, Cures, and Caveats

Household Botany: Various Useful Plants in the American Home 

Vernacular Gardens: The How and Why of Dooryard Horticulture

Potions and Potables: The History and Chemistry of Herbal Drinks

Victory Gardens: How a Nation of Gardeners Helped to Win the War

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"If you can tempt Judith Sumner to address your group, you are in for a fantastic treat! She wowed us. Her talk on herbal medicine was both intellectually stimulating and hilariously funny. We learned so much as Judith addressed myths and misinformation associated with herbs as well as truths and potential uses. Her historical perspectives and humor-filled style made her one of the best speakers we have ever had. Five stars!!!"

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"Thoroughly entertaining speaker who combines her academic background with an engaging approach to plants and their history. I have now heard her speak in two very different settings——the first, a garden club in a small city setting, and the second, a Master Gardeners conference in rural Maine. And she was a hit at both. A refreshing break from the usual fare!"

Listen to Judith narrate video tours of the herb gardens at Strawbery Banke Museum: