Stalbridge Garden Society produce a newsletter each month. Here is the February 2018 edition...
STALBRIDGE GARDEN SOCIETY 2018 February Meeting
Geoff Jeans our vice chairman welcomed us all to the January meeting, he gave out information on how our chairman Brian was doing, and we all signed a get well card for him.
Geoff asked the members if anyone would like to become chairperson at our AGM in March, as the whole committee will be standing down, some will be standing for re-election, and others wish to come off, as they have been on the committee for a many number of years.
Tony Moore gave out announcements, and welcomed this evening’s speaker, being Judith Stewart, this talk was entitled “Bach Flower Remedies”.
Judith explained all about the history of the “Bach “Company. How Mr Bach was born in the 18.80’s, and studied to become a doctor and surgeon, whilst he understood conventional medicine, he also wanted to discover, the herbal possibilities.
When he had finished his studies at Birmingham university, qualified as a doctor, on his time off, he began walking the fields and hills in wales, collecting ,wild herbs , plants and flowers, only when the sun shone, this was very important, to catch the natural dew.
At his home in Brightwell, he set about preserving, his collections in spring water and brandy, thus, creating the natural remedies, that we can still buy today.
In all he kept finding new remedies up until two months before he died, in total 38 remedies were produced, helping people and pets, with all manner of problems, such as agoraphobia, fear of heights, flying, panic attacks, healing after operations, stress, low self-esteem.
The Bacteriology found in these remedies, to date works well alongside conventional medicine.
Judith has also trained in massage and reiki healing and along with other volunteers she gives her time to places like St Margaret’s Hospice.
This was an inspiring talk, and we all learnt much more about the little yellow bottle of “rescue remedy” that I’m sure we all have in our cupboard, if not we need to purchase a bottle to use on those tricky days that we all have!
Next month is our A.G.M. so if you think that you would like to join the committee you are most welcome.
This is also the “Spring Show” so if you have any daffodils or spring bulbs in bloom please do bring them along, they will make a lovely show.
Date Thursday March 8th Time 7.30pm Venue the Hall