WILD WINTER ELIXERS AND SPICES

 WILD WINTER ELIXERS AND SPICES

 WILD WINTER ELIXERS AND SPICES

On November 19th  Rachael Mackow will present a program titled “Wild Winter: Elixirs and Spices from the Native Garden” at 1:00 at the Atrium, on Rt. 35  in Red Bank, at the invitation of the Navesink Garden Club. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Today we turn to our spice rack and medicine cabinet for warming, aromatic spices, and remedies to ease cold-season complaints. Imagine yourself as a homesteader, miles from the market and doctor; what if you had to rely on the wild for food or medicine? Through her program, Ms. Mackow will lead us on a lighthearted excursion into winter survival and see whether bounty still exists beneath crackling leaves and windswept branches, thus highlighting traditional uses of native and non-native plants, including edible and medicinal species.

Ms.  Mackow is an accomplished writer, photographer, lecturer, and naturalist. In addition, she is co-owner of a native plant nursery. One plant that she will discuss is elderberry and  elderberry syrups and elderflower teas.

The Navesink Garden Club is a member of The Garden Club of New Jersey, Inc. and the Central Atlantic Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc.  Members come from Colts Neck, Marlboro, Holmdel, Middletown, Fair Haven, Red Bank, Little Silver, Leonardo, Manalapan, Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Eatontown, Brick, Tinton Falls, Brielle, Elberon, Hazlet, Long Branch, Neptune, Lincroft, Rumson, Navesink, Shrewsbury in New Jersey, Sarasota in Florida, Waveland in Mississippi and New York City, New York.  For more information about the Navesink Garden Club and programs, contact the nembership chair, Judy Alberse, at 732-708-1023 or judinks@comcast.net. Visit the Navesink Garden Club  at  www.navesinkgardenclub.org.

 WILD WINTER ELIXERS AND SPICES