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Claire Orner of Quiet Creek Herb Farm Speaks to Ladies of the Lake

Over 50 women from Ladies of the Lake enjoyed a chicken salad lunch and carrot cake at the Lakeview Lodge yesterday during their monthly meeting. President Jo Melfa began the meeting but excused herself early to tend to her husband who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. Anita Todd conducted the meeting in her absence.

Many club members brought food items to donate to the Chew Wanna Eat? Food Drive benefiting the DuBois Salvation Army. To date, Ladies of the Lake members have donated over $100 in food goods to the drive.

Claire Orner from Quiet Creek Herb Farm and School of Country Living presented at the meeting. Claire spoke about the mission of the Herb Farm and variety of classes they offer, shared recipes for herbal teas and salves and spoke about the health benefits of herbs.

Quiet Creek Herb Farm & School of Country Living is a non-profit dedicated to increasing the public awareness of conservation, ecological thinking and healthful sustainable living. Their shop features homegrown herbal teas, soaps, salves and mushrooms, in addition to whole foods, local art and essential oils.

The farm, which includes 30 acres of trails, wind/solar energy system, yurt, earth oven, worm bins and straw bale house, is open to the public 9-5 on Friday and Saturday, March through December. The are located at 93 Quiet Creek Lane in Brookville.

The next Ladies of the Lake meeting will be held June 5th at 11:45am and include a Treasure Lake Board Candidates Forum. New members and guests should contact Anita Todd anitamtodd@gmail.com for more information.

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