Chris Patton – Enjoying Native Elderberry: It’s Horticulture and Health Potential
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Northfield Plant Sale and Potluck Lunch

Wild Ones / Northfield Prairie Partners Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 18
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
712 North Linden Street, Northfield
(in the church parking lot)
An eclectic collection of garden divisions, vegetable starts, herbs, small trees and shrubs, plus a strong selection of native species!

Potluck lunch at LuAnn Raadt’s home
11:30 a.m.
512 Ivanhoe Avenue, Northfield
(just down the street from the plant sale)
Phone 612-987-3960
For more information and to RSVP for lunch, click blog link in LuAnn’s website


Friends of the Mississippi River Annual River Gorge Earth Day Cleanup
Saturday, April 20, 2019
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Taking place just off of West River Parkway, this family-friendly cleanup is an Earth Day tradition in the Minneapolis River Gorge. We've returned to this site year after year and have noticed a dramatic improvement to the area thanks to dedicated volunteers like you!

To participate, simply show up at either E 36th St & W River Parkway or E 44th St & W River Parkway to sign-in with Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) staff. We'll provide all of the supplies, however, if you have your own gloves feel free to bring them along. Sturdy shoes are strongly suggested as well as dressing in layers for the weather.

Learn more at

Advanced registration for this event is not required, however, if you have a group of 10-20 people, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore, or 651.222.2193 x31. For groups of 20+ please contact Erica Chua, or 612-230-6479 to be assigned a location that will better fit your group size.
Thank you,
Friends of the Mississippi River
101 East 5th Street, Suite 2000
Saint Paul, MN 55101

The Remedies We Carry: Herbal Remembering Apprenticeship with Sassafras Healing Arts, for more information about applying for the Apprenticeship visit Sassafras Healing Arts.

Here is a link to the Sassafras Healing Arts GoFundMe page which contains all the details about this exciting local program they are launching in service of healing justice! Their goal is to support marginalized folks in accessing herbal medicine to help shift power:



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Upcoming Meetings:

The North Country Herbalist Guild is off to an inspiring start for 2019.

March 6, 2019
Aszani Stoddard – Herbal Approaches to Lyme Disease

April 3, 2019
Elizabeth Heck – Eat Your Medicine: Healing Herbs as Food

May 1, 2019
Chris Patton – Enjoying Native Elderberry: It’s Horticulture and Health Potential

June 5, 2019
Martin Bulgerin – Questions of Healing

August 7, 2019
Sonia Casey – Plant Spirit Healing

September 4, 2019
Matthew Wood – Plant walk (location TBD)

October 2, 2019
Lise Wolff – Pulse Testing

November 6, 2019
Anna Needham – Changing the Face of Clinical Prescriptions: Moving from Pharma to Gaia

December 4, 2019
Dr. John Hauser – Marijuana… Just Another Useful Herb
Plus our Annual Silent Auction