Jekka's HerbFest 2021
Saturday's Programme

A celebration in the growing & use of herbs

with expert talks, gardening workshops and cookery demonstrations

Jekka's HerbFest

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Festival Ground

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Jekka's Marquee

Jekka's Marquee is where the cookery demonstrations and presentations will be occurring. This is a chance for visitors to watch the speakers practice their craft and hear handy tips that they can take home.

Time Speaker
10:30 - 11:15 Josh Eggleton

Josh runs the acclaimed Pony and Trap in Chew Magna, one of few pubs in Britain to hold a Michelin star, where he serves up modern British food with an emphasis on sustainability and artisanship. A leader in the Bristol Food scene running the Eat Drink Bristol Fashion

11:45 - 12:30 Chris Colins

Chris Collins is the Head of Organic Horticulture at Garden Organic. Chris was previously the Head Gardener at Westminster Abbey, one of the oldest recorded gardens in the UK and was run as a medicinal garden by monks over 900 years ago. It was this garden that start his passion for organic gardening and soil health.

13:00 - 13:45 Nathan Outlaw

Nathan is widely seen as a master of fish cookery, Nathan is owner of the Restaurant Outlaw's New Road (previously Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, 2 Michelin stars) and the less formal Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen (1 Michelin star) in Port Isaac, Cornwall.

14:15 - 15:00 Simon Mills

Simon has been a herbal practitioner in Exeter since 1977. He is an acclaimed international speaker on a range of topics, including herbal and traditional medicines, and natural approaches to modern health problems, and is author of standard textbooks in the subject. He is a Cambridge medical sciences graduate and has been at the forefront of the development of herbal, complementary and integrated medicine. Simon now works as Herbal Strategist at Pukka Herbs.

15:30 - 16:15 Tasmin Westhorpe

Tasmin Westhorpe is a well known horticultural journalist, former editor of the English Garden magazine and RHS Judge. Tamsin is now the host of Candide’s gardening podcasts.

Please note, you do not need to book a place at these talks

Candide's Gardeners Corner

Informal chats led by Kate Durr with experts in their fields. Candide's Gardeners Corner will hold a number of "in conversation" sessions throughout the day. Pop in and ask the expert a question to help your allotment burst or garden bloom.

Time In conversation with
10:45 - 11:30 Charles Dowding
12:00 - 12:45 Tasmin Westhorpe
13:15 - 14:00 Chris Colins
14:30 - 15:15 Nathan Outlaw
15:45 - 16:30 Barbara Segall

Please note, you do not need to book a place at these talks

Jekka's Herbetum Tours

Jekka's Herbetum

National Institute of Medical Herbalist

Meet The Maker

View the artisan stalls

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