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A Postcard Herbal

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A Postcard Herbal
Group:"At Home with the Georgettes"
Swap Coordinator:AnnaM (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards 
Number of people in swap:5
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:July 22, 2018
Date items must be sent by:August 5, 2018
Number of swap partners:1

Herbs and wildflowers were indispensable items in Georgian times. Whether for adding flavour to food, remedies for ailments, cleaning solutions, scents or even ridding one's home of pests, herbs were grown, dried and saved for many everyday uses. The purpose of this progressive swap is for us to create a card catalogue of herbal knowledge. Each month, we will highlight another herb to learn about.

For our swap, you will make a postcard that features our chosen herb/wildflower for the month, large enough to add a good amount of information. Ideally it should be no smaller than 4x6. You may like to use a horticultural drawing for the front of your card to lend a Georgian touch. On the reverse, please add the basic properties of the herb and if you are so inclined, a recipe, remedy or tip for the herb of the month. As we go forward through the many different herbs, you will have an invaluable file of useful information that will form the basis of your own private herbal, something every household referred to.

To begin this Postcard Herbal Swap, let us think about lavender, an enduring favourite that has been a standard throughout the centuries. Being ever mindful of costs, please send your postcard naked. You may, of course, mail your card in an envelope if you desire.


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