March 20 General Meeting Features

Chanchal Cabrera “Shinrin Yoku”

In March we will welcome master gardener, herbalist and horticultural therapist, Chanchal Cabrera, who will introduce the Japanese art of “Shinrin Yoku,” which means taking in the forest atmosphere, or forest bathing. She will explore the science and magic of sacred and medicinal trees in culture and in medicine.

From the bodhi tree of India to the mighty west coast cedars, from magic to medicine, she will discuss traditional and historical understanding of trees in healing, modern science and research, the new clinical diagnosis of nature deficit disorder, how phytoncides, chemicals newly discovered from trees, function, and the importance of vitamin G. You won’t want miss this intriguing presentation.

Doors at the Filberg Centre (411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay) open at 6:45pm. Come early to fill out your $20 annual membership form (family $30) and join us to reap the many, many benefits of being a Comox Valley Horticultural Society member. Guests are welcome for a $5 charge.