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Maria Noël Groves

Wintergreen Botanicals

Storey Publishing

wintergreenbotanicals.com

Registered clinical herbalist Maria Noël Groves runs Wintergreen Botanicals, an herbal clinic and education center nestled in the pine forests of Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown, New Hampshire. She is certified by Michael Moore’s Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, a registered professional herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, and has also completed Rosemary Gladstar’s advanced training program and Lichenwood Herbals’ flower essence practitioner training. Her business is devoted to education and empowerment via classes, health consultations, and writing. She’s the author of Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care.

Maria is speaking in Pennsylvania and is a contributor to Mother Earth News Fair Online.

Workshops

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Tincture Making

Join herbalist Maria Noël Groves as she demonstrates how to use fresh herbs to make homemade medicinal herbal tinctures, as featured in her books Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies and Body Into Balance. Tinctures are alcohol extracts, which are easy to make, potent, and have a long shelf life. Plus, they're superb for extracting the medicinal properties of herbs. She’ll also discuss how to make a dry plant tincture, and how to choose the right alcohol for the job.
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The Secret Lives of Garden Herbs: Medicinal uses of herbs you already grow

Rosemary goes great with chicken, but did you know that it may also help stave off dementia disease? Or that bee balm makes a superb cold and flu remedy? Learn surprising ways that common culinary herbs and companion plants can also help your family stay healthy. Herbalist Maria Noël Groves shares some of her favorite common herbs (featured in her book Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies) that you can grow and use medicinally, including fennel, parsley, oregano, thyme, and lemon balm.
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The Nutritives: Your herbal multivitamin

If popping a multivitamin doesn’t make sense to you, consider nourishing herbal teas. Several of our best herbs are nutritional powerhouses that turn a tasty beverage into good health maintenance. Some of them also make delicious meals. Maria Noël Groves discusses nettles, alfalfa, dandelion and wild greens, calendula, rosehips, hibiscus, and others. Learn which herbs are particularly high in calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin C, and carotenoids, and go home with recipes.
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Pennsylvania, Friday 5:00-6:00 p.m., Natural Health Stage

The First-Aid Garden: Topical herbs for healing

Learn how to use common cultivated and wild backyard herbs (featured in her book Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies) to build your own herbal first-aid kit, focusing on herbs you can use topically for a range of uses, including aches and pains, sprains, bumps, bruises, bug bites, bee stings, wounds, rashes, burns, herpes, cuts, repelling ticks and biting insects, and more. Herbalist Maria Noël Groves takes you out into the field to show you how to make a spit poultice with yarrow leaves, and how to make herb-infused oils and other topical remedies.
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Immunity Support from the Spice Cabinet: How to use herbs and spices

In this second of three workshops from herbalist and author Maria Noël Groves, you learn about specific herbal remedy making, dosing, and safety tips.
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Immunity Support from the Spice Cabinet: Getting started

Did you know an apothecary full of immune-supportive herbs already exists in your kitchen? Explore the secret life of the herbs and seasonings in your spice rack and pantry. In this first workshop, join herbalist and author Maria Noël Groves in introducing what these ingredients can do.
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Immunity Support from the Spice Cabinet: Fighting respiratory infections and symptoms

Discover the potential of herbs and spices that you may already have in your home. I this third and final workshop from Maria Noël Groves, she shows you how they can help your body fight respiratory infections, cough and chest congestion, and sore throats.
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Herbal Tinctures: From harvest to jar

Join herbalist Maria Noël Groves in her garden and classroom as she demonstrates how to harvest fresh herbs to make homemade medicinal herbal tinctures, as featured in her books Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies and Body Into Balance. Tinctures are alcohol extracts, which are easy to make, potent, and have a long shelf life. Plus, they're superb for extracting the medicinal properties of herbs. She’ll also discuss how to make a dry plant tincture, and how to choose the right alcohol for the job.
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Growing and Using Peaceful Herbs

Learn how to grow wonderful and beautiful herbs in your garden that promote peace: aiding sleep, boosting mood, quelling anxiety, and encouraging calm energy. Maria Noël Groves discusses some of her favorite peaceful herbs for the backyard garden, including several appropriate for container gardening. She focuses on favorites that include holy basil, gotu kola, roses, lemon balm, blue vervain, skullcap, lavender, California poppy, valerian, and motherwort, and she touches on the many other great herbs that you can grow locally.
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Pennsylvania, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Organic Gardening Stage

Brain Boosting Herbs

Feeling foggy lately? Learn about some amazing, safe herbs that enhance brain circulation, reduce the effects of stress, energize, and provide proven memory-enhancing effects. Maria Noël Groves also discusses helpful foods and lifestyle techniques to keep your brain running top-notch whether you're a student, a busy parent, or are approaching old age and have concerns about mental decline.
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Pennsylvania, Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Natural Health Stage
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