Coming up – delighted to be speaking about herbal teas at the Power of Plants Festival in Stroud organised by the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. This will launch some local herbal workshops in the Dursley area.

Coming up – speaker at Vitafoods 2024 in Geneva on “botanicals for mood and cognitive health”. I’ll talk through the latest science and which herbs are used to support cognition, mood and sleep. I’ll talk about areas to watch including the importance of scent and aromas, some brilliant research on menopause, and of course the microbiome.

Excited to talk about Curiosity at the Stroud Business Women’s Network monthly meeting. What a supportive audience and full of amazing ideas to help me grow. Thank you. (Photo by Debi O’Brien, SBWN).

Viv at the Stroud BWN.

Contributor to Soil Association webinar, April 2024. This explored “what is good for the soil might be good for you” and brought together agriculture and food specialists to discuss the importance of the soil for our food and our existence. I talked about the organic herbs and how science shows that some have higher levels of phytochemicals and nutrients in them. We also discussed the need for more collaborative conversations like this.

Soil Association webinar flyer

In February I published an article on herbal research for Herbal Reality – the awesome website packed with information about herbs. You can read it here:

Panelist at Food Matters Live, October 2023