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Gifts from the Earth by Lydia Koltai & Silent Auction Fundraiser

Gifts from the Earth Workshop

Spread the herbal love this holiday season!!  Learn how easy it is to make a range of herbally inspired holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Herbalist Lydia Koltai will be sharing recipes and ideas for some of her favorite gifts to make and give.

Lydia is an herbalist, forager, permaculture gardener, nature awareness practitioner and student of the Earth whose journey with herbal medicine began over 15 years ago when she first learned “weeds” could be both food and medicine.  She has been using herbs for her own health and the heath of her family ever since.  More recently, Lydia has been teaching herbal medicine in her community for the past three years, providing herbal medicine through her business Elder Moon Apothecary, and selling medicinal herbs to encourage others to take charge of their own health, develop relationships with the plants, and make their own medicine.

Silent Auction Fundraiser

Our silent auction is to raise funds for our speakers and other club expenses, so it’s a VERY worthy cause! Unique and useful items make great gifts, so invite your friends and plan to attend! Some of you may be old hands at this and already have an idea of what to contribute, but for those who may need some ideas here is a list of what was donated in previous auctions:
    • Metal Garden Art ​
    • Kitchen Set w/ measuring cups, teapot drip catcher & micro mitt
    • Gardening Gift Set
    • Reclaimed architectural fixtures
    • Handpainted Sign
    • Cookie Mixes
    • Garden-themed Notecards
    • Set of 4 Jams/Jellies
    • Tie-dyed t-shirt
    • Herbal Salts & Elderberry Shrub
    • Trio of Fruit Butters

If you are able to contribute, please complete this form MHS Blank Bid Sheet and bring it with your item when you drop it off.  

For those of you who have a connection to a business who would donate, please contact them. Please let us know what you have by Nov 10, so that we can get our items grouped and priced and ready for the auction. 
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