TALKS

Lively, timely, and entertaining, Pat Crocker brings her extensive food and herb expertise to the podium every time she speaks. A professional Home Economist, writer and author, Pat’s presentations and demonstrations are infused with the joy of using the ‘helping plants’ in everyday life.

 

BASIC BLACK

While green is often hailed as the eco-health standard, now food research is revealing that dark-colored herbs fruits and vegetables are nutritional powerhouses due to the intense doses of antioxidant anthocyanins they contain. Pat shines a light on the dark side of nature and comes up with interesting herbs for the garden, the kitchen and the medicine cabinet.

A Culinary Herbalist, Home Economist, and author, Pat Crocker says, “Your food will look great in black”…and she shows you how a little black salad can take you anywhere.

(powerpoint presentation and/or food demonstration)

 

LEAVES OF LIFE:  THE NEED FOR GLOBAL GREENING

Are we listening? Are we paying attention to the heady aroma that enters our nose and goes straight to our heart? Are we hearing the centuries-old song bourn on summer breezes, sometimes whispering, sometimes shouting, but always with the same message: ‘I can help’. Pat Crocker wants to remind you of your innate knowledge of the Wisdom of Nature. Slip through the green arbor and let her take you back to the concepts behind Eden, Paradise, GAIA and Plant Healing.

(powerpoint presentation)

 

HERBS OF THE KASBAH

Take a walk with Pat Crocker down the attarine (spice street) in the souk (Bazaar), where tiny stalls overloaded with knotted roots, bits of bark and wood, shriveled pods, seeds, berries, translucent resins, bulbs, buds, petals and tubers are lovingly laid out for passing cooks. The cuisine of Morocco is at once hot and sweet, aromatic and alluring. Join Pat as she explores and experiments with herbs from the magic spice route.

(powerpoint presentation and/or food demonstration)

 

GIANTS OF THE HERB WORLD

Of all plant species, it is trees that embody wisdom and inspire us to respect all living things. While these monarchs provide food, shade, shelter and life-empowering oxygen, their medicine is powerful as well. Pat takes a closer look at several giants of the herb world through sights, sounds, tastes and smells.

(powerpoint presentation)

 

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