Mistletoe Matters - Talks, Walks & Workshops
Mistletoe is a fascinating subject - an odd-looking plant with an unusual biology, peculiar and popular(!) winter customs, ancient traditions stretching way back into prehistory, and emerging modern usage in medicine. Plus, of course, all the agricultural and horticultural aspects, and linkages to traditional orchards and gardens.
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And not forgetting its important role in wildlife conservation and biodiversity. There's also its peculiar role in 20th century imagery, particularly in the art nouveau period. It even inspired some wartime German aircraft concepts.
So it should be no surprise that it is a very popular subject for talks, with a very wide range of audiences.
Mistletoe walks are also popular, largely with outdoor and wildlife groups, and largely (though not wholly) confined to the mistletoe country around Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Somerset.
Workshops, combining talks and walks with practical advice in management and planting are also available.
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