Wed. Mar. 23: Special Guest & Seed Swap

We support our local food bank by collecting donations at each of our meetings!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Native Plants
& Seed Swap

We're continuing our seed, book, and magazine swapping and we're welcoming back Jayme Melrose as a special guest speaker! 

7:00pm - 7:30pm 
We'll start with some social time and the seed, book, and magazine swap.  If you have left-over seeds from last season, seeds you've collected, or new seeds, bring them along to share!

7:30pm - 9:00pm
We're thrilled to have Jayme back as she gives us an overview of native plants and their special benefits in our gardens and our landscapes!  Bring your questions!
Please let us know if we need to update your contact information.

2016 NSAGC Convention Invitation

Fellow Garden/Horticultural Club Members:

Over the past year a committee of garden club members from the Antigonish/Guysborough/Pictou District have been working very hard to provide an exciting program for the 2016 NSAGC Convention.

We want to personally invite you to the conference and to encourage you to send your applications in as early as possible. A total of 250 delegates will be accepted. Avoid last minute disappointment.

The Pictou County Wellness Centre will be our headquarters. This new facility, just off exit 23, TCH, is large, modern and has ample parking for all. It is also close to the hosting hotels, Travelodge and Holiday Inn Express. Blocks of rooms at these motels are being held for us until May 3rd. After that date they are open to the general public. Complimentary breakfasts will be served at both.

A second boat cruise has been scheduled to leave the New Glasgow dock at 10:30 p.m. on June 3rd for early risers. A compliment of home gardens will welcome all on the afternoon of June 3rd.

We encourage clubs/members to participate in both the floral arranging competition and the photo contest. Check our newsletter or website for details on both.

Looking forward to welcoming many of you on June 3rd & 4th.


Don Butler
Chairman, 2016 NSAGC Convention

Click here to see the convention schedule
Click here to visit the convention web page

FREE Mini Course: Harvesting plants, Medicine Making and Plant ID - a tutorial

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My friend Juliet Blankespoor is at it again! 

You may remember that a few months ago Juliet and the Chestnut School of Herbalism offered an online medicine making course. They also had a fantastic video on making super strong elderberry syrup that they released so that everyone could watch it for free (I know lots of you watched it!). 

Now, Juliet is going to release a free online herbal mini-course! In this course you'll explore wild foods foraging, herbal medicine making, and a bit of juicy herbal botany to boot. 

IMPORTANT: While this course is free, you have to enroll by March 22nd to be able to take it. 

This free class runs March 23rd through March 31st, and is self-paced, so you can access the videos, audio, and written lessons when it's convenient! The audio and printable lessons are yours to keep so you can revisit the material year after year. Knowing Juliet, I have no doubt this course will be visually stunning with lots of important (and fun) information. 

Why are they offering a free course? 

This free mini-course is a preview of a larger course that Juliet and the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine are about to release. If you like this sneak-peak, you may be interested in their whole course. However, by signing up for this mini-course you aren't obligated to do anything else. 

I do want to let you know that if you do end up taking Juliet's course and you use my affiliate links to sign up (the links in this email), I am going to be offering a really awesome bonus. I'll have more on that later. 

My friends at the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine are excited about spreading their enthusiasm for medicinal plants! It's boldly empowering to know how to go out your back door and find the medicine you need. And there's a deep satisfaction in knowing how to pick vibrant wild edibles for your family's nourishment. With this course you'll learn about connecting with your own sustenance and the living world around you—that's priceless! 

Enroll now! Class starts on March 23rd. 

Have a beautiful day, 

The free course is an introduction to the fields of foraging, botany and medicine making. You can use the course as a jumping off point to the wide world of herbal resources—there are links to free web resources, including articles and videos. You'll have access to their favorite books and teachers for each subject covered. And you'll connect with thousands of herbalists and foragers from across the globe!