The Herb society of America
Frankenmuth mid-Michigan unit
The Herb Society of America
Frankenmuth Mid-Michigan unit
Spring Herbal Luncheon
THE HERB SOCIETY OF AMERICA,
FRANKENMUTH MID-MICHIGAN UNIT
HERBAL SPRING LUNCHEON
THERAPEUTIC GARDEN WELLNESS
GARDEN, EAT, AND EXERCISE
YOUR WAY TO BETTER HEALTH
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2018
ZEHNDER’S OF FRANKENMUTH
Shawna Coronado’s life changed the day she up ‘n left her stressful fancy-pants job in sales and marketing.
Inspired by a medical diagnosis of degenerative joint disease, Spinal Osteoarthritis, Shawna will share with us her dramatic personal story of how she used garden therapy, an anti-inflammatory diet, and exercise to overcome the daily pain she suffered. Her efforts have resulted in healthier food choices, weight loss, improved mood, pain reduction,
increased mobility, and a beautiful garden!
While on her journey to better health and happiness, Shawna also discovered a new career path. She is now a successful author, professional photographer, and popular on-line
and on-camera media host.
Along with her gardening and green-lifestyle initiatives, Shawna will be sharing stunning photos of her garden. She will also share tips she has learned about gardening, exercise, and food choices that have changed her life and helped her
reap even more the joys of gardening.
Ø Asparagus ale soup
Ø Haus-made pretzel rolls served with a creamy beer
and artichoke cheese dip
Ø Artisanal spring greens, candied pecans, blue cheese, and strawberries, tossed with a strawberry
wheat beer vinaigrette
Ø Porchetta* garnished with hop shoots, and served with a truffled cauliflower mash
and tri-colored carrots
Ø Hop-infused flourless chocolate cake
*Porchetta is a savory and moist boneless pork roast of Italian culinary tradition. The loin is stuffed with a variety of herbs and spices, usually including rosemary, fennel, and thyme. Our rendition will be stuffed with rosemary, fennel, and hops
10 am Garden Market Opens*
11 am Book Signing
11:50 am Welcome & Invocation
Noon Lunch Served
1:30 pm Guest Speaker
2:30 pm Drawings
*JUST A REMINDER
WE CAN ONLY ACCEPT CASH
· Reservations will be accepted March 1 thru April 1, or until we are sold out; whichever comes first
· Group seating is offered to parties of ten; however to assure your table, a list of all the ten names and their payments must be received at the same time
· Seating is not guaranteed until both the reservation form and payment has been received, and our registrar confirms your reservation by telephone
· Cost of tickets: $38 per person
· Checks and money orders should be made payable to HSA-FMMU and mailed with your reservation form to:
5 Mary Lane Court
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
· Contact Information
· SORRY, NO REFUNDS
2018 Herb of the Year - Hops
Hops are the flower heads of Humulus lupulus, used primarily to flavor beer. Depending on the cultivar used, sometimes the smell, and especially the taste, reveals citrus notes or intense bitterness.
Hop plants need support, and rhizomes should be planted 3-5’ apart on twine, pole, or trellis, attached to allow approximately 12’ of growth. Hops prefer a sunny, moist location, and will die back to the ground each fall and re-sprout early in spring.
The female flower (also called a cone or strobili) is the part of the plant used to make beer. Lupulin is the substance in the cone that contains the oils and resins which give hops their aroma.
Hop flowers can be used in cooking and can infuse flavor into a dish much like a bay leaf, or the flower can be grated and sprinkled on top of a dish.
Hops were used medicinally by several native North American tribes for insomnia and pain, and were well established in European medicine by the 17th century
It is the policy of The Herb Society of America not to advise or recommend herbs for medicinal or health use. This information is intended for educational
purposes only and should not be considered as a recommendation or an endorsement of any particular medical or health treatment.