The NCHG welcomes Matthew Wood for a discussion of his latest book “The Earthwise Herbal Repertory: The Definitive Practitioners Guide” on Wednesday, June 7

* We have secured more space, we hope to see you Wednesday *

Also due to the church courtyard construction we will use the northeast door of the education building, this is located on 34th avenue. Look for our sign!
Thank you, the NCHG

A Real Live Herbalist

Matthew Wood has been a practicing herbalist since 1982. In a period when many authors and lecturers are merely "arm chair herbalists" who offer theories and opinions based on book learning, and others have turned to the exotic traditions of India or China, he has been an active practitioner of traditional Western herbalism. He has helped tens of thousands of clients over the years, with many difficult health problems. While Matthew believes in the virtue of many other healing modalities, he has always been inspired to learn, preserve, and practice the tradition of herbal medicine descending to us from our European, Anglo-American, and Native American heritage.

The Earthwise Herbal Repertory: The Definitive Practitioner's Guide

Internationally known herbalist Matthew Wood takes the guesswork out of the application of medicinal plants and provides an invaluable cross-reference of constitutional types, energetic categories, and specific symptoms that helps the herbalist narrow down the number of possible remedies for a specific condition. Unlike many reference books in which medicinal plants are defined simply by condition or disease name, this book contains tools to differentiate between remedies and analyze each case in a holistic fashion. While this system of cross-referencing is well known to homeopaths, it is less frequently used by herbalists; The Earthwise Herbal Repertory seeks to bridge the gap between different systems, incorporating knowledge from ancient Greek and traditional Native American medicine, nineteenth-century botanical medicine, homeopathy, and modern biomedical research. This definitive repertory proves useful for homeopaths and herbalists, professionals and home practitioners alike.
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Lectures are from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. We invite you all for social time with tea and snacks at 6:30 pm. There is a suggested donation of $5, free for members. You can join here: http://www.nchg.org/nchg_join.html or at the meeting.

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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

 

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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

Youtube links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SXX3lElnTA&feature
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmaBYDKJITg&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

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NCHG LOCATION

Meeting Place:
the historic Eero Saarinen designed
Christ Church Lutheran [google map]
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Enter the 1962 addition building and go down the stairs to the basement.


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