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Christina Stapley has been growing, studying and using herbs for 40 years. She has a degree in Phytotherapy and as a member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy practised as a medical herbalist for many years.
She has a special interest in preventive medicine. In support of a holistic approach to lasting good health, Christina is close to completing writing an email course on Aging Successfully. This involves giving an understanding of what happens to the body as the years pass and offers ways to minimise the effects of aging. Seven of the nine modules of the interactive course are now ready with students already enjoying the mix of facts, puzzles, recipes, activities and herb monographs.
A second Essentials course is now available for those who have the wish to complete the interactive course, but do not have the time. This simpler course takes you straight to the heart of the matter with less detail of herbs, anatomy and physiology and information on fewer conditions. See Aging Successfully email courses for details of both courses.
Christina has created several herb gardens in different counties of England. She has written articles for publication in Britain, Canada and America, and is the author of one children’s and four adult books. [see Books}.
She is an RHS lecturer and lectures to a wide variety of groups, guilds and societies on all aspects of growing and using herbs, including in crafts.
Her long study of the historical use of herbs supports many historical herb workshops and demonstrations, in addition to her work as a historical herb consultant for museums and groups. See the workshops pages for those at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum.