New for 2018: There is a lot going on!!
Ongoing: CHA Medicinal Herb Study Group. 1st Tuesday of the month 6:00 pm. For more information, contact Terri 860-870-1681
APRIL: April 28th. Chaga walk with Paul. Meet at Terri's house (860-870-1681) in Vernon at 10:00
MAY: May 6th, Native Ephemeral Pilgrimage walk on the Henry Buck Trail at People's Forest in Barkhamsted. 10:00-2:00.
Meet at the Steel Bridge Parking lot on the corner of 318 and East River Rd. We will carpool to the base of the trail. Wear sturdy shoes. There will be some climbing involved so if you need to not go all the way there will still space for you. Please bring a bagged lunch and finger foods to hare if you choose. Please RSVP to Jean at 860-416-3692 or Jeanie@BlessedCreek.com
MAY: May 16th, 6:00 Conifers: How they are useful to our health. This will be a joint effort with club members. How to make vinegars, salves, teas, oxymels and more from local conifers. Meet at Terri's House in Vernon. Please bring a dish to share as well as your creations and conifer information. Please RSVP for more info and to get directions to her house- 860-870-1681 email@example.com
JUNE: Garden Party JUne 27th 6:00 Terry will once again host our annual Garden Party. CHA members and friends are welcome to join and enjoy Terri’s lovely gardens. Come socialize with new and old friends. Bring a pot luck dish to share. Vernon CT. Please RSVP for more info and to get directions to her house- 860-870-1681 firstname.lastname@example.org
JULY: Plant Paddle: July 15th 10:00 on the Scantic River in Somers. Bring your Canoes and Kayaks, let me know if you have an extra one to share, and if you need one. I have an extra canoe, needs 2 people and I will need help with on and off the car. We will begin the paddle at 10:00 at the parking lot behind the Village Playhouse , 55 School St, Somers CT. Come early enough to have the boats in the water by 10. It's easy to put in and take out, but 1 car at a time. There is also a gazebo along with a couple of picnic tables and a porta potty. We will see plenty of plants, turtles, frogs, and birds. It is a winding, meandering very shallow river. Don't forget your bug spray and sunblock. We will follow with a bagged lunch.. RSVP please to Jeanie text or call 860-416-3692
AUGUST: On Aug 12 from 10-1. The CHA will be going to Paradise Lot in Holyoke,Mass for a tour and food tasting. Paradise lot is the home of author and permaculturist Eric Toensmeier and is a 1/10 of an acre garden that started from bare soil 10 years ago. It now is home to over 200 perennial edible and medicinal vegetables, trees and bushes, as well as many pollinator plants and plants to attract beneficial insects. The cost will be 10 dollars paid in advance. This is a private home so we will email you the address when we get close to the event. You can visit the Paradise Lot Facebook page or webpage to find out more information about Eric and his book Paradise Lot and other books on edible perennials. Payment can be mailed go Gayle or sent to email@example.com and use friends and family.. Contact Gayle for her address. Deadline for Sign up August 10th.
SEPTEMBER: September 23, 12:45- 4:30 pm. Wethersfield Library, Silas Dean Hwy, Wethersfield, CT. Free admission for members, $10 for non-members. Speaker: Dr. Jody E. Noe', MS, MD and Author of the Textbook of Naturopathic Integrative Oncology, The Endocrine System for the Herbalist, and Medical Cannabis Experiences, A companion Handbook. Jody will present a workshop on the Endocrine System. Pay through paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org and use friends and family or contact Gayle for payment.
OCTOBER: October 28th 4:00 Potluck at Michele McClure's home. RSVP to Michele 860 -456-1223
November 20th: Craft Night: Wool sweater mittens. Gather up your wool sweaters, wash in hot water and dry in a dryer.. Yes.. you want to shrink them. 6:00pm Terri's. Please RSVP for more info and to get directions to her house- 860-870-1681 or email email@example.com Light potluck
NOVEMBER: Annual Meeting: November 25th, 1-4:30 Wethersfield Public Library. Speaker: Gordon Kenneson. Gorden is a retired horticulturist and has worked in retail, design and consultation for over 30 years. He has written articles and columns for newspapers, appeared on local t\TV and radio. He has offered classes and lectured ion horticulture throughout Southern New England. Presently, Gordon's main interest has been in Colonial medicine, and it's history, the history of colonial gardens and herbology in general. The descendant of pilgrims, Puritans, and Native American. Gordon holds degrees in History, Political Science, and Horticulture. RSVP to Michele Maclure 860-456-1223 or Gail Nogas 860-202-0030
DECEMBER: Holiday gathering. January 12th Jeanie's 1:00-4:00. Snow/sleet date January 13th. Bring a dish to share, smiles and any herbal items you have too much of. Yankee swap with $10 minimum. to RSVP Email Jeanie or call or text 860-416-3692.
There is plenty more on the planning table. Keep an eye out.