Florence, Italy

The meetings of the workshop Paese dei Barbagianni continue at the Giardino dell’Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella .

Today, the partecipants involved in the project controlled the growth of broad beans and garlics sown in November and then they attended a lesson on the preparation and administration of natural fertilizers for roses. Thanks to an old barrel that has recently been restored, it was also possible to discover the secrets of the ancient techniques of macerating herbs for the production of the Alchermes, a “long life elixir” much sought after by the Medici.

Many thanks to  Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, to Associazione Amici delle Ville e dei Giardini medicei and to all workshop’s staff.