Save the date – October 11 – for our Autumn Herb Gathering.
The talks and demos are free - no reservations are necessary.
The location is Rolling Ridge Nursery at 60 North Gore Avenue in Webster Groves.
Joleene Unnerstall – How to Make an Herbal Healing Salve – 10 am
Joleene Unnerstall, a native of Washington, MO, has enjoyed a rich career background as a teacher in the order of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, a hypnotherapist in a private practice, a prevention specialist who wrote Project H.A.R.T. – a teen dating violence and rape prevention awareness program, and a Master Herbalist for AAA-WomenWorks, Inc, a business she co-owns with her partner Norma Wottlin.
For centuries before time began, keeping their families healthy was in the hands of wise women, the Mothers and the Grandmothers, who had learned the tradition of the healing herbs and botanicals provided by Nature. With the rise of the pharmaceutical industry, this knowledge became eclipsed and almost lost. Today, there is a growing awareness that green is golden. In this session, Joleene Unnerstall provides the basics of how to follow in the time-tested tradition of the Wise Women/Grandmother Healer to make practical and beneficial remedies for one’s self and the family. Free samples will be a part of the demonstration.
Karen Kowal – Mother Earth Pillows – 11:30 am
Karen Kowal, RN., LMT, NCTMB, is a registered nurse, nationally certified massage therapist, and speaker at chronic pain conferences. For more information, see Mother Earth Pillows.
Join fellow herb lovers for herbal demos, advice, tasty herbal treats, and herbal books.
WGHS provides student scholarships in herb-related studies, makes donations to community projects, donates plants and member hands-on help in maintaining the herb gardens at Hawken House in Webster Groves, Mudd’s Grove in Kirkwood, and the History Village Herb Garden at Faust Park in Chesterfield. These gardens are open to the public and showcase the herbs that grow so well in this region.