I was given two hours to present an overall view of 18th century life for these students. It was incredibly difficult to condense everything into this two-hour time slot, but that’s about as long as the students were able to concentrate anyway. I discussed historic foods and cooking techniques, herbal medicine, gardening, common wild plant foods, laundry, etc. etc. Students were allowed time to ask questions and I enjoyed a brief discussion on 18th century gardening with one of them whose family farm provides a wide array of vegetables.