What is your chapter name and which region do you serve?
Mahonia Chapter – BC Lower Mainland (Greater Vancouver BC area)
How many members do you have in your group?
Membership has been a continued learning situation. Electronically on our fantastic face book community we have over 200 “members”, but getting individuals to meetings and events has been a challenge! We have access to a beautiful historic chapter house and garden in the New West area and we hope that future members will come and enjoy the special learning atmosphere we have to offer!
Who is your main coordinator?
Do you have any past projects that you wish to share? What you did or made, who you worked with, and how it benefit community?
Past projects for 2017 include an urban gardening workshop to teach about growing native plants and herbs in the greater Pacific Northwest. The benefit of this workshop was to educate community members about some of the fantastic local varieties that can be grown in an urban garden setting and to explore some of the native medicines that are available at our fingertips.
Does your region face any unique needs?
I think our unique need for the region is simply exposure. I have found that though many individuals are familiar with natural medicine as a whole, not many are aware of the presence of clinical herbalists in the community. I would very much like to change this and to offer ways for individuals to learn more about their options for botanical/natural healing.
Do you have any special plans or goals for 2017?
- Grow our group to 20 registered/enrolled members
- Have consistent monthly meetings
- Host a work shop every other month
What do you enjoy/like most about your HWB chapter or HWB international?
Our passion for supplying botanical/natural medicine and information to those in need!
Who to contact to join this chapter (Don't forget to join HWB first!):
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The Essential Herbal for Natural Health: How to Transform Easy-to-Find Herbs into Healing Remedies for the Whole Family
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Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's and Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving, 2nd Edition
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