Book Club is Tonight, wednesday, June 17, 2020
The Overstory, by Richard Powers
Join us tonight, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
for virtual book club.

Just click this link at 7:00pm to join in tonights discussion.

Some of the topics we'll discuss are:
+ Has reading this book changed the way to see trees?

+ Why do you think Power's led with the story of the chestnut trees?

+ Each major character in the book is associated with a tree, what did you make of this?

+ What is the significance of the worlds Neelay creates within his game, "Mastery"?

+ Patricia asks, "What's the single best thing a person can do for tomorrow's world?" How would you answer this?

+ What is your opinion of "direct action" as a means of effective activism? Did reading this book change your opinion?

+ What do you make of the title?

+ What does this book mean for us as herbalists?


Jane H. Stevens — Saving the Planet, One Herb at a Time
April 8, 2020 Meeting replay


Join us on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:30pm:

The date for our upcoming meeting has changed, so please update your calendar accordingly.

Herb Walk with Matthew Wood
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
7:00 - 8:30 pm

The details of our August meeting are still TBD, so stay tuned!

Some Resources for COVID-19:
The American Herbalists Guild has a great summary of CoVid-19 resources:

Stephen Harrod Buhner – Herbal Treatment for Coronavirus Infections
Aviva Romm’s Commonsense Approach

Matthew Wood has provided information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) for FREE using the links below. 
Please note, when you click the links below, you will be cued to sign in, or will be taken directly to the content if you already have an account. If you are new to the Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism you will need to create a free account first, and then you will be taken to the content.  Content regarding COVID-19 is in the FREEBIES section.
Matt Wood COVID-19 
Matt Wood Respiratory and Influenza Herbs


Congratulations to Jane Hawley Stevens and David Stevens of Four Elements Organic Herbals won the MOSES 2020 Organic Farmers of the Year


At our last meeting, we learned about The Practice of Fasting with Sal Salerno. Please see the attached document (PDF) summarizing some of the fasting protocols that he discussed. Sal has a fasting group on Meetup (Minneapolis Fasting Meetup Group) and is interested in forming a group to make a big batch of the fasting formula. Email Sal at or call at 612-508-5902 if you’re interested in participating.


2020 NCHG Schedule (PDF postcard)

February 5, 2020
Leo Cashman, MN Natural Health Coalition Health Freedom in Minnesota: The Year 2000 Law Protecting Unlicensed Practitioners

March 4, 2020
Sal Salerno, PhD, L.Ac. – The Practice of Fasting

April 8, 2020 – online (originally scheduled April 1 - postponed)
Online – Jane H. Stevens – Saving the Planet, One Herb at a Time

May 13, 2020 (originally scheduled May 6 - postponed)
Online – Molly Kubinski, L.Ac., Dipl. OM – Chinese Medicine & Women's Health

June 3, 2020
Betsy Nelson – A Foraged Feast – Meet at Utepils Brewing

August 5, 2020
Matthew Wood – Herb Walk – Meet at Lake Harriet Rose Garden

September 2, 2020
Jessica Levy, DVM – Natural Pet Care

October 7, 2020
Laura Shaw Sanden – Metaphysical Fitness: A Holistic Approach to Weight Loss

November 4, 2020
Macey Flood and Emily Beck – Herbalism and Historical Responsibility

December 2, 2020
Speaker TBD
Plus our Annual Silent Auction


NCHG 2020 Postcard




Join the NCHG Meet–Up Group!



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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