Spring Edibles of Minnesota with Jessie Belden
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Join community herbalist and plant lover, Jessie Belden for an interactive and enthusiastic presentation on Spring Edibles of Minnesota. Learn common and even “invasive” spring fare that will excite and inspire the foodie and plant lover in you! A bountiful harvest of wild recipes will be provided, as well as snacks, and herbal community.

Jessie Belden grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis and spent most of her free time exploring the woodlands, creek, and surrounding hills of the home she grew up in. It wasn't until a high school environmental science class, that she learned of even the possibility of edible and medicinal flora in her immediate areas, (although she had been eating clover, cedar, and dandelions in secret for as long as she could remember).

Once armed with this knowledge, her passion for plants snowballed. She is now a mother, community herbalist, botanical product creatrix, facilitator, and forever student of the plants in Minneapolis, MN. She has studied with such amazing and inspirational teachers as; Rosemary Gladstar, Kiva Rose, Matthew Wood, Darcy Blue, jim mcdonald, Martin Bulgerin, Dina Goodwill and more! Jessie adores dancing, cuddling her family and friends, singing, roller skating, hiking and adventuring, and of course, being with the plants! She facilitates an accessible and eclectic 6-month herbal apprenticeship in the heart of Minneapolis, and various fun and informative classes and workshops in the surrounding twin cities area. Follow her adventures on facebook at Herban Vagabond Apothecary and on instagram at @herbanvagabond


2017 Schedule

February 1, 2017
The NCHG Guild will present Exploring Bitters
March 1, 2017
The Menstrual Cycle and Flower Essences with Loey Colbeck
April 5, 2017
Spring Edibles with Jessie Belden
May 3, 2017
The Naming of Plants with Judith Sims
June 7, 2017
The Earthwise Herbal Repertory with Matthew Wood
August 2, 2017
Kitchen Medicine and Folk Remedies with Kathy Tran
September 6, 2017
All About Medicinal ROOTS with Angela Campbell
October 4, 2017
Breast Health Promotion with Katherine Krumwiede
November 1, 2017
Essential Oils for Health and Wellness with Terra Johnson
December 6, 2017
Ask the Herbalist – Panel Discussion with local herbalists
Plus Our Annual Silent Auction



Special Announcement:

Dear NCHG members,
My boyfriend is a metalworker based in St. Paul and he's making a small batch of high quality tincture presses to sell to other members of the herbal community.
The presses will be 3" diameter x 3.5" tall, about 4 oz.- 8 oz. capacity, and the components are all food-grade stainless steel. The price is $100 and the presses will be ready by the end of January. Below are photos and video of the first prototype — the final version will have a few modifications including a welded top piece and a squatter shape. Please let me know if you might be interested in purchasing one, or if you have any questions — you can reach me at saracelia@gmail.com.

Thanks! Sara Nelson,
NCHG member

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