GCHG Chapter Meeting 10/24/16

GCHG Chapter Meeting October 24, 2016
Members Present

Kristine Brown – AHG general member
Rebekah Dawn – AHG general member
Michelle Hrebec – AHG general member
Angie Abernathy – AHG general member
Laura Hutchinson – AHG general member
Nancy McCoy – AHG general member
Danielle Johnson
Bekah Getz
Kelsey Stephens

– Next meeting will be November 28, 630p at Nanci and Marc’s house.
– this will be a potluck so bring a dish to share (with ingredients label), one gift to exchange, and non-perishable items for a local food drive.
– Events and festivals everyone liked:
-Riverbend Earth Day – Museum of Pharma
-Botanical Gardens – Herbarium
-Little Hills – Shaw Plant Sale
-Webster Groves Plant Sale
– Finances are at $610 with another $150 from Festival of the Little Hills
– Some of the $150 is being used to send monthly herbal supplies to Standing Rock. So far $27 has been used for shipping packages.
– We may have a plant sale in the spring. Venues include but are not limited to: Green Earth, Farmers Markets, Edwardsville market.
– Possible speaker options:
-Kathleen Meier (2018) – Althea (mens heath, lyme)
– Steven Foster – Robin Pasquale (homeopathic)
– jim mcdonald – Jim Long
– SAVE THE DATE AHG Symposium October 5-9 2017 in Oregon: http://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/symposium/introduction-to-symposiumhttp://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/symposium/introduction-to-symposium
– SAVE THE DATE: Grassroots Midwest Herb Conference Sept 28 – Oct 1 2017
– vendor booth is $150.00 by May 31, 2017
– put together a raffle basket
– work exchange program available
– Locations for chapter sponsored demonstration classes:
– May 6 National Herb Day
– Willoughby Farms: June/ July
– Recipe book shares:
– Healing Wise by Susan Weed
– Making Plant Medicine by Richo Cech

GCHG Chapter Meeting 9/26/16

GCHG Chapter Meeting September 26, 2016
Members Present

Kristine Brown – AHG general member
Michelle Hrebec – AHG general member
Amanda Canete – AHG general member
Angie Abernathy – AHG general member
Andrea Miller – AHG general member
Laura Hutchinson – AHG general member
Dani Gallagher – AHG general member
Lois Zollner – AHG general member
Nancy McCoy – AHG general member
Elisa Thomas
Danielle Johnson
Lauren Waters
Bekah Getz
AHG Chapter Meeting & Herbalist Self Care Day
• September 26 · 6:30 PM
• Art Healing Center
For our September chapter meeting we did a self care day with Dr. Tiffanie Jones ND and massage therapist Kayci Combs Lueker.
Tiffanie Jones, ND presented on nutritional blood analysis. She explained the process and usefulness of this diagnostic technique then offered analysis to anyone interested for a discounted price of $25 (regular price is $75).
A bit about nutritional blood analysis:
A single drop of blood is placed under a high powered microscope and viewed together on a monitor screen. This educational tool is used to visualize size, shape, and aggregation of red blood cells. Other things may be visualized such as spicules, yeast, fungus, bacteria and parasitized cells. This helps to give an understanding of:
– Oxygen carrying capacity associated with energy level, stamina, and concentration – Immune system status
– Digestive problems
– Nutritional deficiencies
In addition to Tiffanie’s analysis, massage therapist Kayci Combs Lueker will be offering 10 minute massages for $10 each. Limited space is available for both offerings, we will have a sign up sheet available the day of the event but please let me know if you are interested in advance for either or both of these services so we have a rough head count of how many are wanting to partake in the fun.
About our presenters:
Tiffanie A Jones ND
Tiffanie worked in the St Louis natural health industry for 14 years. Her desire to help others led to 5 years of medical training at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. She has become a traveling doctor and provides naturopathic care for all ages, in a space free of judgment.
Kayci Combs Lueker B.A., L.M.T., B.C.V.T.
Kayci has 10 years of massage, reiki, and bodywork experience as well as in-depth study of biodynamic cranial sacral techniques. One of her goes is to provide support for the primary caretakers in our community.

GCHG Chapter meeting: August 15, 2016

Members Present

Kristine Brown – AHG general member
Amanda Canete – AHG general member
Andrea Miller – AHG general member
Nancy McCoy – AHG general member
Bekah Getz

Not much was discussed at this meeting. We made products to sell at the Festival of the Little Hills Aug 19-21 2016.
• Product made include:
o fresh herb infused cooking oil: avocado, olive, and sunflower oils infused with thyme, savory, rosemary, oregano, and sage.
o Sugar scrubs: vanilla lavender, coffee cinnamon, and mocha
o Bath bombs: lavender orange and minty rose
• Kristine and Nancy both made confluence soap (rosemary, spearmint, and orange), Nancy used cow milk, Kristine used goat milk.
• We will be posting a schedule and asking for volunteers to help occupy the chapter booth for the festival
o Hours are: Fri 8/19/16 4p-10p, Sat 8/20/16 930a-10p, Sun 8/21/16 930a-5p.

Next meeting is 9/19/16 location TBD

July 23 Chapter Meeting Notes

Members present:
Kristine Brown – president, AHG general member
Nancy McCoy – AHG general member
Kathryn Chapman – AHG student member

Amanda Canete of Elements Herbology has generously offered to donate a ticket to the weekend immersion with our AHG professional member Leslie Alexander. If you are interested in a chance for this ticket, you can purchase tickets through Amanda at her shop. Tickets for the raffle are $2 each or 3 for $5. You must sign up for the raffle by Friday, July 29 to be included in the raffle. This is a $225 value. Amanda’s store will cover any remaining costs for the raffle out of her store’s account. For more information and to sign up, call (636) 493-9364 or visit the store at 700 S Main St, St Charles, MO 63301 (open today, 12 – 5 and Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm.

Today we explored essential oil scent combinations to make a signature blend for a soap for the AHG booth fundraisers.

We worked through 5 different combinations:

#1 Cedar Himalyan 2 gtt, Cardamom 3 gtt, White Grapefruit (Mexico) 3 gtt – we found this combination to be pleasing

#2 Ylang Ylang Complete 4 gtt, Myrrh 1 gtt – we found this combination to be horrible

#3 Lime 10 gtt, Ocimum basilicum – France 3 gtt – we found this combination to not be pleasing

#4 Tagetes 2 gtt, Litsea cubeba 4 gtt – we found this combination to not be one anyone would want to buy

#5 Rosemary 3 gtt, Spearmint 6 gtt, Orange 3 gtt – we found this combination to be very nice and unique.

We unanimously chose #5 and decided to dub it “Confluence” in honor of the chapter’s name and the combining of 3 scents to create it. The soap will be yellow with green swirls.

After we finished up the scent blends/choosings, Kathryn took us for a tour of her beautiful gardens. The patio garden displayed a variety of mints as well as climbing plants on rustic grapevine arbors; the front gardens hosted a variety of pollinator attracters as well as many medicinal herbs tucked between. The meadow and woodland edge gardens contained a variety of wild species including a variety of Hypericum (St. John’s wort), Prunella vulgaris (all heal), Solidago spp. (Goldenrod), as well as milkweed, blackberry, black raspberry, sumac, Sambucus nigra (elderberry), Solomon’s seal and more. At the top of the meadow, we were able to view the entire valley below, quite a beautiful scene!

Our next meeting is August 15 at 6pm at Elements Herbology in St. Charles, MO. Please try to attend this meeting as we are wanting to make a variety of tea blends, etc. to sell at the upcoming Festival of the Little Hills on August 19 – 21.

We will be filling out a volunteer sheet to run the booth at this meeting as well. If you cannot make the meeting and would like to volunteer a shift, please contact Andrea Jason Miller.

Chapter scent/ products

Hello! As of now the next chapter meeting is scheduled for this Sat 7/23/16 3p, at Kathryn’s (directions can be found in the comment of the June meeting minutes). The plan is to pick a soap scent and discuss chapter specific products to be sold at fairs, festivals, conferences, etc. We will be making these products at the August Chapter meeting and selling them at the Festival of the Little Hills. I have room for 6 people in my vehicle if anyone wants to carpool, you can respond on here, message me, text, call, and the like. 636-734-6435, futurefarmer81@gmail.com