The pharmacy of nature

The pharmacy of nature

Elecampane, barlauch, curry herb … The abc of herbs can easily be continued up to the letter Z – so extensive is the selection of local medicinal and aromatic herbs that has been offered every spring for the past 20 years at the herb market in the old farmyard of the frankisches freilandmuseum in bad windsheim.

Regularly returning customers report about the special resistance of the plants, and the information sheet, which is given for free with every medicinal plant, describes its special features, the way it works and how to use it in the kitchen. In addition to the range of medicinal and aromatic herbs, there is a selected assortment of native perennials and ornamental grasses. Who would like to freshen up balcony or garden a little or is looking for a very special herb, is at the specialist market, which is open until sunday, 12. May, lasts, just right.

Suggestions from the museum

There are plenty of ideas in the museum on how to design a house garden. Each farmstead has its own garden, the planting of which is based on the research results of the museum experts. A walk through the museum is not only a feast for the eyes, but also provides information about how the gardens were laid out at which time and in which region.

The accompanying program includes an information stand with visitor advice on insect protection in your own garden and plant protection advice with detlef petzuch from the office for food, agriculture and forestry in wurzburg, which will be open on saturday, 4. May, and on wednesday, 8. May, in each case from 10 to 18 uhr geoffnet is. On wednesday, 1. May, from 15.30 to 16.Smoothies can be made at 3 p.M. On saturday, may 4, the. May, from 15.30 to 16.3 p.M. Pesto made from herbs, both with manuela grossmann from the wild herb farm oberickelsheim. On saturday, 11. May, and on sunday, 12. May, there will be a project presentation and visitor consultation with the association "hortus insectorum" from 10 a.M. To 6 p.M., on sunday, 5. May, an open guided tour "old medicinal plants rediscovered", meeting point is at 2 pm at the museum ticket office.

For pharmacy day on sunday, 5. May, which falls exactly in the middle of the herb market, old and new pharmacy activities will be on display in the herb pharmacy from 10 a.M. To 5 p.M. Particularly interesting is the turning of perfectly equal pills by means of pill machine, it says in the press release of the open-air museum. The specialist market in the old bauhof at holzmarkt 14 in bad windsheim is open from 10 a.M. To 6 p.M. – admission is free.