Rosemary Caspary is a homesteader, edible gardener, healthy home cook, artist and former dietician. She has been an educator for over 20 years. Rose is also the founder of The Treasure Coast Homesteading Group.
Treasure Coast Homesteading Group:
The gourmets of Evening Herb started tucking into our Annual Holiday Potluck array of incredibly delicious edibles at exactly 6:30 pm on December 13th.
The tables were decorated with the greens and pinecones left from the evening before by our friends-in-Potluck décor, the Begonia Society, and were freshened up by Bernard Pages’ arranging an armload or so of red, pink and white copperleaf, that everyone likes to take home as starter cuttings.
The Auditorium was filled with tantalizing aromas of baked and roast turkey, as Marci Green took over the kitchen, mingled with all the other wonderful scents as dozens of other dishes appeared.
There were a lots of “ohs and ahs” as we helped ourselves to a bit of each dish, great “ohs and ahs” when new member Colvin Jonas’s real Jamaican sorrel punch was sampled, and sighs of contentment as we all dug in. Chatter started again as second helpings were taken and I think this Potluck was one of the most chatty and relaxed one we’ve had. Everyone was enjoying themselves and their herbal friends. Thank you all for your generosity and your appreciation of what your fellow members contributed. It was such a nice evening.
As President, I couldn’t close the evening without thanking EHS’s board of Directors, Vice President Leslie Rigg; Treasurer Ingrid Menz; Assistant Treasurer Bernard Pages; Secretary Marci Green; Newsletter Cathy Azzarello; Webmaster Mary Wickenshei-
mer; Past President Meg Vandereedt and contributors Tom Hewitt and Gene Joyner for the wonderful work in 2016 and their agreeableness to serving once again for 2017. We spend a lot of time and effort to make our Society what it is: educational, inspirational, useful to Mounts and our community, and so enjoyable for our members.
Now that we’ve settled a bit into 2017, with New Year’s resolutions well in hand (or perhaps not!), we should all be ready for new times, new things, interesting herbing and use thereof, good gardening and just an excellent year of interesting, educational meetings, filled with old and new friends.
Be prepared to be razzled and dazzled once again by the presentations of your very own EHS board members.
They will be demonstrating how to make Herbal Body Scrubs, Herbal Door Decorations, Herbal Napkin Rings, Easy Garlic Herb Rubs and Lavender Herbal Sachets. Come and learn something new for your holiday gift giving.
Tuesday, December 13th
Come starting at 5:00 pm, Dinner starts at 6:30 pm. Turkey, ham, gravy and tea provided by EHS. The rest of the good fixings come from
Our Meeting for October featured Laura Olson of “euFloria healing”, who was brought to our attention by Meg Vandereedt and Rosemary Caspary. Laura told us everything there is to know medicinally about twenty or so plants that grow in our own backyards, our neighborhoods and our South Florida, whether you’re going to rush right out and make tinctures of these healing treasures or just going to keep them or now include them in your landscape. Her talk was fascinating. Laura is an energizing speaker, relating to her audience in a delightful, engaging way; her knowledge is extraordinary and her way of sharing so appealing. Wasn’t her handout so useful; we need
Laura Olson is a Florida native Herbologist and Environmentalist operating locally out of St. Lucie County. She works on Bluefield Ranch Mitigation Bank, part time, and owns a local herbal medicine company, euFLoria healing LLC, that uses wild-harvested and homegrown plant medicine to optimize the body’s potential to reach homeostasis. euFLoria healing works alongside traditional medication and treatment, aiming to heal health issues at the root of the problem.
www.eufloriahealing.com • 772-877-2102
Laura will have here herbal products for sale at the meeting. Tinctures, glycerides, teas, herbal skin and body care.