October 2019-Open To the Public Talk-Hildegard of Bingen
The members of the Western Reserve Herb Society cordially invite the public to a free educational program:
Hildegard of Bingen:
Shanon Sterringer, Ph.D.
“There is a power that has been since all eternity, and it is green” – Hildegard of Bingen
You are invited to join us as we spend some time exploring the herbal remedies recorded by Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th century German Benedictine Herbalist. We will be focusing on excerpts from her great work, Physica. 900+ years later, Hildegard’s herbal remedies are still being studied, celebrated, and recommended today. We will focus on a few common / accessible herbs that can be easily grown in your backyard garden! Our presenter, Dr. Shanon Sterringer, is an annual pilgrim to the Land of Hildegard in Bingen, Germany. She will be bringing a “bit of Bingen” to this session to share through her pictures, samples, and stories. Following the presentation we will gather for a Hildegard themed luncheon!
DATE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019
TIME: 11:00 a. m. – Speaker: Shanon Sterringer
12:00 p. m.—Hildegard of Bingen Herbal Buffet
LOCATION: Cleveland Botanical Garden, Woodland Hall
11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106
About our speaker: Shanon Sterringer describes herself as a minister, educator, retreat leader, writer and amateur bee keeper. She holds many degrees with her passion being the life of Hildegard of Bingen. Professionally Shanon holds a Ph.D. in Ethical and Creative Leadership (2016) from Union Institute & University – dissertation topic: Hildegard of Bingen;
D.Min (2012) from St. Mary’s Seminary and Graduate School of Theology; MA in Ministry (2011) from Ursuline College; MA in Theology (2007) from St. Mary’s Seminary and Graduate School of Theology; BA in Religious Studies / Classical Medieval Studies (2003) from Cleveland State University; Studied in Natural Nutrition from Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (2019). She has published a 30 Day Journey with St. Hildegard of Bingen, 2019, Augsburg-Fortress Press. She is also Author of The Green Shepherdess blog www.thegreenshepherdess.org
Entrance: Your regular gate admission of $12 includes this program as well as full access to the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Members of CBG and Western Reserve Herb Society are
admitted free. No reservations required. Bring your questions about herbs and perhaps explore membership in our group. Join us after the program for lunch buffet of herbal foods
made by our members.
For information and any questions, please contact: Beth Schreibman Gehring, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WRHS- Teaching Cleveland about herbs for 77 years. Our Mission: The purposes of the WRHS are to further the knowledge and use of herbs, to contribute the result of the experiences and research of its members to horticulture and science, and to disseminate this information to the public