Wednesday, December 6
The holidays are upon us! Get ready for our North Country Herbalist Guild 2017 Silent Auction held on Wednesday, December 6th in the church gym

This year we will feature a panel of herbalists to answer all the questions you have been wanting to ask!! What would you like to ask Lise Wolff, Dr. Spencer Blackie, Erin Piorier, Clare Nieto, LuAnn Raadt? Questions from you will keep this event lively and informative so be ready to ask away!! Our group is well versed in growing plants, making herbal remedies and using herbs for health and wellness. Perhaps you have questions on how to grow your business using social media, we have answers for that as well.

Our silent auction features a wonderful selection of items and gift cards from many great local shops and businesses that are perfect for holiday gifts! Cash and checks will be accepted. If you would like to donate to the auction please contact or bring the item to the meeting. We invite you all for social time and bidding on some fabulous gifts as well a enjoying some great snacks and drinks at 6:00 pm.

Lectures are from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. There is a suggested donation of $5, free for members. You can join here: or at the meeting.

See you then and Happy Holidays to all

Sue, Selena, Haggith, Vince and Tammy




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

Thanks! Sara Nelson,
NCHG member

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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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