Our first meeting at our new location went well! Thank you to all who attended. When our scheduled speaker couldn’t make it, member Patty Morris graciously stepped up and and gave us an informative and entertaining talk about wild medicinal plants in Florida. Many of us had wanted to make it to her property and hear her speak there, but weren’t able to. This was the next best thing. Thank you Patty!
Upcoming events were discussed, specifically events and workshops at Willow’s garden, Emily’s Kapok studio, and at Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies. They are listed on the Events page.
Moccasin Lake Nature Park has invited the FHS to participate in their second annual Bee Festival, on October 11th. It is a family friendly festival, showcasing bees, honey, native bee friendly plants, and the organizations that call the park home. There will be interesting demonstrations on beekeeping, honey extraction, etc., and craft foods and items available for sale. After 5pm there will be a bonfire and drum circle.
Nancy has volunteered to take a shift at the FHS table for a few hours, starting at 9 am. Sharon and her daughter have offered a few hours, but we really need a few more members who are willing to represent FHS by standing at our table, handing out program flyers and membership forms, and answering visitor questions about our organization. If you plan on attending and can volunteer, even for an hour, please let Amy or Nancy know.
Finally, our resident Herbalist and long time member, Linda Nash Stevenson, is suffering from major health issues and needs our help. The only medication that may relieve her suffering and potentially extend her life is incredibly expensive. Her children are asking for any and all financial support available. There was a benefit concert for her last month, but more is needed. Please consider donating an item to be raffled at our October meeting, contributing financially, and sharing the information. We will be accepting donations on Linda’s behalf at our meetings, at the ROOTS Plant & Seed share, and at the Bee Festival.