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Mr. Hal Wiggins will share simple recipes and information on how to prepare a fascinating assortment of plants largely overlooked in nature. Sign up today and reserve a spot for this popular event. ...

Returning for a third year, Hal Wiggins, nationally known author and naturalist, will present a discussion and field experience in identifying edible plants. The recent rise in popularity of urban farming, farmers’ markets, and foraging from nature means more people are looking for information. In addition to a guided walk along a nature trail near the Potomac River to identify local, edible plants, Wiggins will share simple recipes and information on how to prepare a fascinating assortment of plants largely overlooked by the wild food literature. Adults $15.00 | Children $10.00 (all children accompanied by parent) Pre-registration is required $15.00 adults, $10.00 children, Friends of Stratford FREE *Pre-registration ends June 16th at 5:00 pm

Edible Plants with Hal Wiggins

June 20, 2015, 9:30am - June 20, 2015, 11:30am

Stratford Hall

Returning for a third year, Hal Wiggins, nationally known author and naturalist, will present a discussion and field experience in identifying edible plants. The recent rise in popularity of urban farming, farmers’ markets, and foraging from nature means more people are looking for information. In addition to a guided walk along a nature trail near the Potomac River to identify local, edible plants, Wiggins will share simple recipes and information on how to prepare a fascinating assortment of plants largely overlooked by the wild food literature. Adults $15.00 | Children $10.00 (all children accompanied by parent) Pre-registration is required $15.00 adults, $10.00 children, Friends of Stratford FREE *Pre-registration ends June 16th at 5:00 pm

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Beautiful day at Stratford! We had about 32 students visiting us today, so these clouds were a welcome break from the sun. ...

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Boats. Rivers. Landscapes. A popular decorative theme for the extremely popular "blue & white" Chinese export porcelain of early America.

Soup Plate
China
Porcelain, 19th century
Gift of J. Collins Lee [1936.011.024]
(On view in the Great House, Housekeeper's Room)

This dish is one from a larger dining service that includes soup plates, plates, serving dishes, platters, and covered dishes. The pieces in the service are not a matching "set" like we would expect in dinner services today. It is likely that pieces were added over time, as some of them differ in decoration, quality, and production dates.

Blue & white Canton porcelain from China was an extremely popular export in the 18th and 19th centuries and was extremely popular with the growing American consumer class. The Lee family at Sully in Northern Virginia owned a set of "blew dinner China" and family history indicates this dish (and its companions) came through direct decent from Elizabeth Collins and Richard Bland Lee of Sully.
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