Presented by Rivka Schwartz
The flowers we see in our backyards, woods, and fields have some amazing properties! New Hampshire is home to a diverse flora, ranging from showy asters to delicate orchids.
This presentation will focus on a number of New England wildflowers — showcasing their beauty, examining some of their interesting adaptations, and discussing edible and medicinal properties, where applicable. Recipes will be shared. Places to view flowers will be suggested. There will be a slide show along with plants brought in for display.
“I have loved plants and the outdoors since I was a child. Since college I have been an environmental educator and enjoyed teaching at nature centers. As an herbalist, I also spend time creating healthy foods and herbal preparations and love sharing these skills with others. Every spring I lead the weekly Wildflower Walks at Beaver Brook in Hollis.
I studied herbal healthcare and am certified by the Mayo Clinic as a Wellness Coach. Over the past 15 years I have been helping people with health concerns and taught about wellness issues and diet. I have a holistic, herbal practice in Nashua and work with clients to improve their overall health and with preventative care.”
Evening meetings are held at Parkhurst Place, 11 Veterans Road, Amherst, NH.
Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. with a short business meeting followed by an informative program/speaker, ending at 8:30 pm.
Guests are welcome to attend the business meeting as well as the program at no fee. Light refreshments are served following the speaker.