April 2017

Monadnock Herbal SocietyMinutes:
April 26 2017

Meeting started at 7:05 PM
We had 19 members and 2 speakers from  Grasshoppers Garden Center from New Boston.

Marian showed a plant,  plans to send to state to find out more about it.

Herbs of month: Walnuts: very good source of Magnesium and Copper, Anti-inflammatory rich in Antioxidant. Has components in walnuts has capability of controlling growth of cancer cell in body. Best to keep in refrigerator.

Millet: with high content of nutrient very high B- vitamin as well as calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium.  One of the best ways to protect your cardiovascular health. And much more.

Red Raspberry: High in fiber, vitamins, minerals. Lower heart disease to help prevent and regulate high blood sugar. Plant compound called ellagic acid, a known chemopreventive, and have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Japanese Umeboshi Plum: Used for colds, coughs and lots of other things.

Speaker: Elene talked on tools to use to prune fruit trees ,and fruit bushes, where to cut when to pruning.  Keep tools sharp and oiled.  And when cutting dip tools into a bleach solution so not to spread disease.

Owner of Grasshoppers: Jon donated two $20.00 gift cards to be given to a couple of lucky people.  Dale Carpenter and Pasca Ferwerda won the gift cards.

We had homemade oatmeal cookies Pasca made and tea.

Meeting ended at 8:00 PM

Meetings for upcoming months
May: Herb & plant swap
June:  Marian’s for tea and herb of month.
July: TBA
Aug:  Watermelon at Gale’s
Sept: Birds of NH
Oct:  Silent Auction new and used tools and garden related items.Nov: Soup & Bread

Website: Monadnock Herbal Society will be updated , as well as Facebook.

Emails will be sent out before next meeting for a reminder.

Hope to see you all at the next meeting.
Until next thyme

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