Society will hear about healing herbs


MINOT — Bonnie Brown will be the guest speaker at the Minot Historical Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11  She will give a talk on “Healing Herbs of the 1800s.”

Brown, a member of the Androscoggin/Sagadahoc Master Gardner Volunteer Program, works in the community sharing her knowledge with others through her association with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Norlands Living History Museum and through planned outreach programs throughout the summer from the Shaky Barn Farm Gardens.

After raising their two sons, Brown and husband, Mark, have spent the past 11 years revitalizing their farm in Livermore, clearing fields and stone walls, planting perennial and herb gardens, growing their own vegetables and learning nature’s way by trial and error. With a common goal of sharing their passion with the community, they have started a small greenhouse and opened the Shaky Barn Farm Gardens.

The Minot Historical Society meets at the Minot Town Office. Meetings are open to everyone. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. For more information, call Hester Gilpatric, president, at 345-3040.