Herbal Opportunities, 5/31/20

Matthew Wood and Lise Wolff did a live presentation last evening in response to the current protests and violence in the Minneapolis area. I appreciated their observations of the situation and their herbal suggestions for possible injury - both physical and emotional. Thanks to both Lise and Matt for offering this, together, in the middle of this intense time. And a huge thanks to Tara at Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism for getting it organized so well in a short time.

Be sure to check it out here.

I also want to remind you about the plant sale this coming Saturday, June 6, sponsored by our local Wild Ones chapter, Northfield Prairie Partners. It will be held on the far end of the main parking lot at Emmaus Church, 712 Linden Street, same as past years. This is a great opportunity to get a broad assortment of native Minnesota plants, many of which are medicinal. I have volunteered to work there through the sale to give advice in that regard, as well as bringing White Yarrow, Monarda fistulosa, Evening Primrose, Boneset, and other Minnesota native (and medicinal) plants. Nancy Schumacher, organizer of the sale, brings hundreds of plants every year. Nancy is recently retired from operating The Vagary, outside of Cannon Falls, where she sold thousands of plants annually. Other members also donate plants to sell. It's a fabulous sale and fundraiser, worth your drive and time to check out.

I am looking forward to heading out to the You Pick Medicinal Herb Garden later today. It's been 2 weeks since I was potentially exposed to COVID, so I am now able to go back into the greenhouse to see what has germinated and/or needs potting-up. I'll hope to update the What's Available" page later, with both available transplants and plants that are ready to gather for making your own herbal remedies - likely Arnica chamissonis - great one for topical pain relief.

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