Growing in health
The Putaruru, Tokoroa and Districts Herb Society continues to prosper after 32 years thanks to a vision to share, learn and promote simple living through the magic of herbs.
Held on the first Sunday of each month a variety of presentations, demonstrations, guest speakers and activities are shown throughout the year.
Like minded people gather to share their culinary and medicinal knowledge with a herb of the month workshop.
President Lal Mohan said the idea behind the society is to educate and learn how to use herbs and spices to improve health.
‘‘Herbs is for everyone. Traditionally people use to depend on herbs because there was no doctors or people lived far away so they used natural ingredients.
‘‘We go over the history and how to apply it in practical terms. Workshops teach how to make ointments, tinctures and have an educational side to teach people.’’
Members also get a chance to spread their wings with mystery trips, functions and swaps to name a few.
‘‘We go behind the scenes exploring why it’s important and what it does for your health.
‘‘Once you know the property of each herb you are able to utilise it properly.
‘‘My passion is about giving back to the community.
‘‘I try to give back by teaching people about spices and herbs to heal and what it does.’’
The group meets at St Marks Hall on Bridge St from 1pm to 3.30pm.
For information contact Lal Mohan on 027 772 5557 or 886 5557.