Herbs for Winter Wellness

By the Historical Society of Cheshire County

Join herbalist Judith LaPlume, Saturday, December 5th, 11:00am at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, for a discussion on herbs for winter wellness.  In this hour long presentation, Judith will discuss Native American herbs, the Colonists’ use of herbs, and herbs in your daily life.  She will also be discussing how to set up an herbal apothecary in your home and demonstrating how to make herbal remedies.

This presentation is part of the latest exhibit “In the Far Pasture: 300 Years of Agriculture in Cheshire County” at the Historical Society of Cheshire County in Keene.  The exhibit tells the story of agriculture in southwest New Hampshire from the time of Native American habitation to the present.  Topics include Native American farming, subsistence farms, the sheep craze, cash crops, the decline of agriculture, dairy farming, poultry farms, farm tools and equipment, agricultural fairs and social activities on the farm, technological advances, worldwide markets, the chemical revolution,  specialization, the eat local and organic farming movements, and farmer’s markets.

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Dozens of photos, documents and artifacts will be used to illustrate the story of 300 years of agricultural history in the county.  Related programming will accompany the exhibition, including guided gallery walks, lectures, farm tours, and other activities. For more information follow us on Facebook or logon to http://www.hsccnh.org.

The exhibit is generously sponsored by C&S Wholesale Grocers, Cheshire County Farm Bureau, Keene Sentinel, Nye Hill Farm, Monadnock Food Co-op, and the Whitney Brothers.

The Historical Society of Cheshire County was founded in 1927 and is committed to collecting, preserving and communication the history of Cheshire County.  For more information, call 603.352.1895 or log onto http://www.hsccnh.org.

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