The following event has been canceled due to weather conditions.
The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Kristy Bredin to its Jan. 15 meeting at 10 a.m. in the Madrona Room at the Orcas Center.
For her presentation titled “Wild plants of the field, forest and sea: medicinal plants of the San Juans,” Bredin will discuss some interesting wild plants found in the San Juans and their medicinal uses. Plants may be found in the field, forest and sea, as well as in your own garden.
Bredin began her journey as an herbalist in 2009 when she began a two-year apprenticeship with herbalist Robin Rose Bennett in New York. For the past seven years she has worked with Ryan Drum, wildcrafting medicinal herbs and cultivating an in-depth knowledge of traditional Western herbalism and local plants and seaweeds. Since 2013 she has been sharing plant remedies of the Pacific northwest through her company, Mermaid Botanicals.
Bredin practices as an herbalist on Orcas Island and is passionate about exploring the natural world and working with wild plants in ancient and creative ways.
The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes new members and encourages gardeners, landscapers, farmers and those who love nature to enjoy this month’s presentation. After the presentation, visitors are encouraged to stop by our membership table and become a member of the Garden Club. All attendees may socialize, share gardening info and advice and enjoy treats in a social hour following the meeting.
For more information about the garden club, visit www.orcasislandgardenclub.org.