Laura Olson is a Florida native Herbologist and Environmentalist operating locally out of St. Lucie County. She works on Bluefield Ranch Mitigation Bank, part time, and owns a local herbal medicine company, euFLoria healing LLC, that uses wild-harvested and homegrown plant medicine to optimize the body’s potential to reach homeostasis. euFLoria healing works alongside traditional medication and treatment, aiming to heal health issues at the root of the problem.
www.eufloriahealing.com • 772-877-2102
Laura will have here herbal products for sale at the meeting. Tinctures, glycerides, teas, herbal skin and body care.
Volunteer of the Year: Our October Meeting opened with Mounts Director Rochelle Wolberg giving our Treasurer, Ingrid Menz, a trophy for Volunteer of the Year, a beautiful acrylic plaque. Ingrid was on vacation during the Mounts Annual Meeting when this honor was announced.
Rochelle called MBG volunteers the life blood of the garden. “To recognize a few is a daunting task because all deserve accolades galore. So, with great effort and deliberation and a multistep process by the MBG Staff and Horticulture Team, we chose Garden-dedicated volunteer Ingrid Menz as one of four volunteers for the year 2016. We recognize her for her diligent care of The Garden of Well Being/The Herb Garden. Ingrid tends to the well being of all who visit The Garden with gallant efforts.”
October Meeting: Twenty year Master Gardener Larry Grosser’s power point presentation on Mounts Garden’s Fruit and Spice Trees was a revelation even to those of us who’ve been involved at Mounts as long as Larry has. This expert on edible tropical plants led us on a visual tour of where the plants are, what they look like and how they taste. Seeing our Garden through Larry’s eyes, tied
While I was away on vacation for almost a month in September, the Herb Garden escaped the pruning shears and some areas really took off in a jungle fashion. In the front left side, where you find three types of roselles, they grew so large they took over the area and I have to dive to see what’s underneath. One of the roselles, the green false one, has the most beautiful deep red hibiscus-like flowers. The color is stunning. The bay leaf bushes on either side of the entrance are noteworthy as to their size and beauty after they went through a thorough trim job by Joel Crippen, our horticulturist. The various gingers are coming to the end of the growing season and will soon hibernate again till next year.
Hurricane Matthew whipped some of the
May Meeting. EHS Board did it again with this year’s Herb of the Year ‘Peppers Capsicum’.
The meeting was jam packed with all things pepper! From the tasting table, the raffle plants (loads of hot pepper varieties!),books on peppers, and the yearly lecture given by the Board, history, folk-lore, growing, medicinal and cooking. And at the end a beautiful hand-out with all things pepper info.
Coming up this June Meeting. Herb, Garden and Cookbook Sale. This idea has been on the back burner for almost two years! Ingrid and I got talking way back when and realized we both had tons of books that desperately needed to be “weeded’ out in our homes. Plus we had books that had been gifted to us that were filling a garage (or so it seems). Fast forward to today, well,
For this month’s meeting, the EHS Board presents the “Herb of the Year” Chili Peppers/Capsicum. Perhaps you are well aquainted with this plant but I bet there will be a few surprises. Our Board have put their energy into researching this plant genus and are going to share their findings with you on cooking, planting and medicinal properties, etc.