February Events

Here are a few events coming up in February that you might be interested in. Thanks to Kathy A. for the heads up about "Plants as Medicines" being offered through the University of St. Thomas on February 16. Looks very interesting. If you know of some other events, please let me know and I'll pass them along.


I know you are maybe/likely growing weary of online meetings, but I appreciate that they are available to anyone anywhere. And, personally, I'm liking this participating from my warm house and not needing to drive anywhere at night or in the metro are! However, come summer I am looking forward to seeing many of you in-person at the You Pick Medicinal Herb Garden!


Wednesday, February 3, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism

Presenters: Matthew Wood and Phyllis Light

Topic: Blood Movers

In Chinese herbalism, Native American medicine, and homeopathy, the concept of “stagnant blood” or “congealed blood” is quite important. Most of these injuries are thought of as acute, but they can linger and cause chronic problems...Matthew Wood and Phyllis Light bring their 75 years of joint herbal wisdom to bear on this subject, which is easy for the beginner to master and the experienced herbalist to grow.

This class is available to persons registered in their "Herbs A to Z" course, which is only $8/month. I think that's the best deal there is in the herbal medicine world!


Wednesday, February 10, 6:30-8:00. p.m.

North Country Herbalist Guild

Presenter: Margi Flint

Topic - Aphrodisiacs

Stress, distraction, deficiencies, hormones and overly-busy lives can all play a role in lowering libido and decreased functioning. Learn which herbs, foods, fats, and essential oils can help keep the mojo flowing. Recipes for cordials and some thoughts on intimacy.

Be sure to register to receive a link for this Zoom meeting.

Check out the NCHG 2021 schedule to the right.

Pretty impressive! Note: meeting dates have been shifted to the 2nd Wednesday of each month.


Tuesday, February 16, 10:00-11:40 a.m.

"Plants as Medicines" with Professor Amy Verhoeven

Offered through the Selim Center at the University of St. Thomas

Cost: $15, click here for more information and to register

Humans have used plants as medicines throughout our history. This talk will discuss why some plants are useful as medicines, a brief look at the history of human uses of medicinal plants, as well as an overview of our modern uses of medicinal plants. The talk will end with a discussion of plant based diets and their importance in health promotion.


I am in the process of tweaking my local class offerings and group meetings - more on that soon.