Paradise, Pottage and Potions: The Medieval Garden

A summer institute for educators will take place July 6-August 1, 2003 at Pennsylvania State University and will cover different aspects of medieval culture. The Director for the Center for Medieval Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, Dr Vickie Ziegler, has announced that a summer institute for professional educators will take place this summer at Penn State. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the institue will cover many aspects of medieval culture, but will feature study at Penn State's unique medieval garden, which includes "a kitchen and medicinal garden, a pleasure ground, a contemplation garden, medieval agronomy plots and the beginnings of a period orchard."

Lecturers will include internationally known master teachers and field trips to such sites as the Cloisters Museum in New York City are planned. Stipends are available for 25 teachers. The deadline for application for this institute is March 1, 2003.