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Central District:

Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky

April 11, 2015

Save the Date

Central Indiana Unit Spring Symposium at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville, Indiana.

For program information and to register

May 23, 2015

Heirloom Plant & Herb Sale

Location:
12800 Lake Shore Drive
Mequon, Wisconsin

Description:
Over 10,000 unusual, rare and hard to find heirloom plants and herbs for sale at this event. Featuring hardy roses, tomatoes and 100s of different herbs.

For more information contact Jeanne Mueller at 262.377.2410

Great Lakes District:

Ontario Canada, Western New York, Michigan, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania

April 15, 2015

10am

The Sweet & Savory

33rd Annual Herbal Spring Luncheon hosted by
the Frankenmuth Mid-Michigan Unit

Special Guest Speaker John Zehnder, Executive Chef of America's largest family restaurant, Zehnder's of Frankenmuth.

Registration begins March 1st until sold out.

For more details and registration form

April 18, 2015

11am-1pm

Annual High Tea presented by the Michiana Unit

Location:
Fernwood Botanical Garden
13988 Range Line Road
Niles, Michigan

Description:
Exotic teas and delicious homemade sweets and savories in abundance are served on the finest china.

Entertainment will be provided by author and chef Jenny Lewis, who takes us back in time with stories from her book, Midwest Sweet Baking History. Jenny has done extensive  research in the history of baking sweets in our Midwest area. She is also a collector of antique tins and baking equipment, which will be on display. For the tea, Jenny is baking a Mary Todd Lincoln Cake with sample tastes for all. Her book will be available for purchase.

Tea reservations can be made with Fernwood, in person or by phone 269.695.0722 beginning, Tuesday March 3, at 10am. Payment is due with reservation. Admission is $32 per person. Adults only.

Refunds are not available.

April 25, 2015

10am-12pm

Clematis Pruning Workshop 

Location:
3903 Grayton Street
Detroit, MI 48224

Description:
Long perceived as “difficult” or “temperamental”, Clematis are actually proven performers that can give years of gardening delight. Join us for a hands-on workshop to learn about the care and culture of these garden gems and specific pruning techniques and concerns for various species and hybrids. Bring your favorite (by-pass) pruners and a chair.

$15 pre-paid/nonrefundable registration includes one hour of instruction, an hour of supervised hands-on experience, refreshments and a comprehensive handout.

Pre-enrollment required, including your name and contact information in case of inclement weather. Limited enrollment. Two hours of education for Master Gardeners. 

Contact Cheryl atcenglish@blackcatpottery.com for additional information. Register at www.blackcatpottery.com

Refunds made only in the event of cancellation due to inclement weather.

May 30, 2015

10am-12pm

Annual Spring Garden Tours

Location:
3903 Grayton Street
Detroit, MI 48224

Description:
Designed as an experiential and educational space, Cheryl’s garden includes over 30 Clematis, representing over 10 species as well as large-flowering hybrids, and over 200 species of native plants, ranging from Spring ephemerals to large trees.

Take advantage of this opportunity to become acquainted with some of the lesser-known small-flowering species Clematis varieties and the beauties of our native flora.

We also feature local garden art, live music and refreshments, as well as at least one hands-on workshop. (There is a charge for the workshops. The rest of the event is free and open to the public.). 

Contact Cheryl at cenglish@blackcatpottery.com for additional information. Register for the workshops at www.blackcatpottery.com or e-mail Cheryl for other registration options.

 

August 15, 2015

10am-12pm

Annual Summer Garden Tours

Location:
3903 Grayton Street
Detroit, MI 48224

Description:
Designed as an experiential and educational space, Cheryl’s garden includes over 30 Clematis, representing over 10 species as well as large-flowering hybrids, and over 200 species of native plants, ranging from Spring ephemerals to large trees.

Take advantage of this opportunity to become acquainted with some of the lesser-known small-flowering species Clematis varieties and the beauties of our native flora.

We also feature local garden art, live music and refreshments, as well as at least one hands-on workshop. (There is a charge for the workshops. The rest of the event is free and open to the public.). 

Contact Cheryl at cenglish@blackcatpottery.com for additional information. Register for the workshops at www.blackcatpottery.com or e-mail Cheryl for other registration options.

 

August 21 & 22 2015

Save the Date!

Great Lakes District Gathering

Lakeside, Marblehead, Ohio

More information to come…

October 10, 2015

SAVE THE DATE!

Western Reserve Herb Society's
70th Herb Fair

Watch for more information Spring 2015!

 

Mid-Atlantic District:

Delaware, Virginia, Southern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, D.C.

April 24 & 25, 2015

Annual Potomac Plant Sale at the FONA Plant Sale

Location:
U.S. National Arboretum
3501 New York Ave. N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002

Description:
Please join us for our annual 2 day plant sale. We will have something for everyone. We will have thousands of herb plants, some native plants, some tomato plants and some pepper plants. We will have our usual 'sages/personal shoppers' standing by to help you find just the right plants. We will also be featuring and selling - crafts - rose bead jewelry -hypertufas - gently used books and magazines. On Saturday we will be demonstrating the making of Tussie - mussies. These Tussie - mussies will also be for sale, as will the newly edited and printed Tussie - mussie book. Additionally we will have our Speakers Tent providing free talks, samples and handouts throughout both days of the sale.

Come one Come all...

 

April 25, 2015

8am

31st Annual Herbs Galore & More at Maymont

Location:
1700 Hampton St.
Richmond, VA 23220

Description:
Put on your gardening shoes, grab your little red wagon and come out to everyone's favorite gardening extravaganza! find more that 50 plant and craft vendors from the mid-Atlantic region selling herbs, annuals, perennials, heirloom plants, vegetable, trees, herbal cosmetics, garden ornaments, delicious food and other related products.

Check out our "Meet the Expert" speaker series free with admission-highlighting a variety of topics for the gardening novice to the seasoned pro. New this year, craft beer and hard cider will be available for sampling and full servings. $5 fee for Marketplace/free for Maymont members.

For more information visite www.maymont.org/herbsgalore or call 804.358.7166, ext 310

May 14, 2015
10:00am - 1:00pm
Rain or Shine

76th Annual Herb Sale Sponsored by the Philadelphia Unit

Location:
Historic Yellow Springs
1685 Art School Road
Chester Springs, PA 19425

Description:

The Philadelphia Unit presents the 76th Annual Herb Sale in the meadow at Historic Yellow Springs. Thousand of herbs, dozens of vegetable seedlings and many rare and unusual scented geraniums and salvias will be offered for sale.

This year we will have a free drawing for a 'savory' gift to one of the first 76 attendees in line. In addition, there will be many herbal offerings in our boutique tent.

A gourmet herbal brunch may be reserved for $15. The brunch will begin at 10:30am. Checks should be made payable to HSA Philadelphia Unit, P.O. Box 273, Chester Springs, PA 19425

June 15, 2015

Herbal Delights Garden Tour presented by the
Pennsylvania Heartland Unit

Description:
The PA Heartland Unit's 33rd Annual Herbal Delights Garden Tour will be by bus to four private and two public gardens, and a greenhouse wtih a gift shop in the Kutztown, PA area.

One of the public gardens is the well known Rodale Institute's organic farm, where participants will visit their display gardens and store.

The second public garden is located at the Pennsylvania German cultural Heritage Center.

Guest must pre register by contacting Diane Schuster at 610.678.4405 or visiting our website phhsa.homestead.com

September 11 - 13, 2015

Save the Date!

2015 Mid-Atlantic District Gathering
and a
35th Anniversary of the National Herb Garden

 

Northeast District:

Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Eastern New York, Connecticut, portions of New Jersey, Eastern Canada

March 31, 2015
7:00pm

The Bests Flavor and Fragrance for Your Garden
Hosted by the NorthEast Seacoast Unit

Location:
Strawbery Banke Museum
Tyco Center
Hancock Street
Portsmouth, NH

Description:
When we select plants for our garden, we hope to get premiere plants that have long growing seasons, superior flavors, unique tastes and distinctive aromas. It can be overwhelming to know which ones to select from the wide varieties available today.
Join us as nationally recognized horticulturist, Holly Shimizu, discusses the best plants to select for your gardening needs as well as how to grow them, where to place them in the garden, parts to use and season of interest.

Holly Shimizu is a nationally recognized horticulturist. She was the first Curator of the National Herb Garden at the US National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. and more recently, the Executive Director of the US Botanic Garden on the National Mall, where she was responsible for all aspects of running the garden.

Throughout her career, Holly has received many awards including the prestigious Thomas Roland Medal for outstanding contributions to horticultural education from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society,
as well as the Professional Award for Outstanding Public Garden Director from the American Horticultural Society. She has written for numerous publications and books, and has been an international flower show judge. Holly is an Honorary Member of the Garden Club of America and has served with a range of organizations including Longwood Gardens, American Public Garden Association and Botanical Gardens Conservation International. She is dedicated to heightening an awareness and love of plants through her work.

For more information visit the NorthEast Seacoast Unit's website
www.NorthEastSeacoastUnit.org



April 9, 2015
4:00-4:45pm

Delaware Valley Unit presents

Children’s program at the Hunterdon Library

Location:
314 State Route 12
Flemington, NJ

For more information, contact: Terry Cooper, terrya.cooper@verizon.net

April 23, 2015
9:00am

24th Annual HSA Long Island Unit Herb Symposium

Location:
The Old Field Club
86 West Meadow Road
Setauket, NY 11733

Description:
Join us for our 24th annual herb symposium featuring Ruth Rogers Clausen and Holly Gordon. Books, photographs, note cards and herb plants for purchase in the marketplace. Raffle and herbal luncheon featuring our unit's uniquely fabulous herbal desserts.

For more information contact:
Dava Stravinsky
631-286-3760 phone
stravins@optonline.net

Symposium Flyer for more details and to register page 1
Symposium Flyer page 2


April 23, 2015
1:00pm

Delaware Valley Unit Meeting

Location:
Holcombe - Jimison Farmstead
1605 Daniel Bray Highway, Route 29, Lambertville, NJ

For more information, contact: Donna Baumgartner, djb7980@comcast.net

May 16, 2015
10:00am-3:00pm

May 17, 2015
1:00-3:00pm
Sale will continue provided there are plants remaining

Delaware Valley Unit Plant Sale

Location:
Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead                            
1605 Daniel Bray Highway, Route 29, Lambertville, NJ
           Provided there are leftover plants to sell

For more information, contact: Donna Baumgartner, djb7980@comcast.net

 

May 27, 2015

9:30am

Star Spangled Herbs presented by the Connecticut Unit

Location:
Pond House Cafe
Elizabeth Park
1555 Asylum Ave.
West Hartford, CT

Description:
Informative presentations, delicious herbal theme lunch featuring herb of the year, gifts and herbs for sale, gifts and raffle baskets.

For more information contact Nicoll C. Brinley, nbrinley@comcast.net

 

South Central District

Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri

April 3 & 4, 2015

Herbal Field Trip & Medicinal Herb Workshop

Location:
Ozark Folk Center
Mountain View, Arkansas

www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

 

April 25, 2015
10am-2pm


2nd Annual Herbal Creations Workshop

Location:
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northhaven Road
Dallas, TX

Description:
Make and take home completed herbal products for use or for great gifts. All supplies and instructions included. $30 fee

For more information contact:
Gayle Southerland, gaylesouth@verizon.net

April 25, 2015
9:00am

Herb Day Symposium hosted by The South Texas Unit

Location:
St. Paul's Methodist Church
5501 Main Street
at Binz/Bissonet-Fondren Hall
Houston, TX

Description:
Where the Wild Herbs Grow with featured speaker-Susan Witting Albert

www.herbsociety-stu.org

Southeast District

Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, and offshore East

April 11, 2015
10:00am

New Orleans Unit Educational Booth at the
New Orleans Spring Garden Show

Location:
#1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124

Description:
The New Orleans Unit will participate in the Spring Garden show with an educational exhibit on Culinary Herbs featuring Herb of the Year Savory. The annual Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden invites visitors to explore horticultural exhibits and enjoy educational lectures and family friendly activities.

April 12, 2015
1:00pm

Spring Garden Show presented by the New Orleans Unit

Location:
#1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124

Description:
"No Thyme for Herb"
Linda Franzo and Colleen Wood, will present a program on growing herbs in New Orleans.

For more information contact Audrey Driscoll 504.866.7795 or e-mail driscoll@driscollantiques.com

April 18, 2015
9:00am

Nashville Plant Sale

Location:
Tennessee State Fairgrounds

Description:
Over 20,000 of the most desired herbs and heirloom vegetables will be sold at this long-standing annual event.

 April 18, 2015
9:00am

New Orleans Unit Plant Sale

Location:
2202 Gen. Pershing;
New Orleans , LA 70115

Description:
The location of the sale, is certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a wildlife habitat. The owner is a member of the Herb Society of America, New Orleans Unit, a LA Master Gardener and a LA Master Naturalist. The garden which endured 36” of water after Katrina features a native garden, irises and a collection of Salvia. Herbs, butterfly plants, annuals and perennials will be offered for sale.
At the sale, unusual varieties not readily available in the local nurseries will be available for purchase.  On hand will be members of the local Herb Society unit to help gardeners select plants for culinary and ornamental uses. The sale will benefit projects and educational programs of the Herb Society of America, New Orleans Unit.



April 23, 2015
6:30 pm

Baton Rouge Unit Meeting

Location:
Burden Conference Center
4560 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Description:
Drawing and Sketching Herbs

For more information contact:
Mary Williams, 414.526.3016 or email-druid@wi.rr.com

 

May 28, 2015
7:00pm

Nashville Unit Meeting
A 'Buzz' About Bees

Location:
Cheekwood Botanical Garden
Nashville, TN

Description:
Join us to hear Michael Studer, Tennessee State Apiarist from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, give a brief overview of beekeeping with an emphasis on planting natives for pollination.

For more information contact:
Lisa Ramsey, lisawramsey@gmail.com

May 28, 2015
6:30pm

Baton Rouge Unit Meeting

Location:
Burden Conference Center
4560 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Description:
Learning about Savory

For more information contact:
Mary Williams, 414.526.3016 or email-druid@wi.rr.com

 

West District

California, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, Wyoming, Western Canada, Mexico, and offshore West

October, 15 - 19, 2015

26th Annual AHG Symposium: New Horizons
in Clinical Herbalism

Location:
YMCA of the Rockies
1101 Co Road 53
Granby, Colorado 80446

Description:
The American Herbalists Guild is pleased to present their 26th Annual Symposium featuring keynote speaker Ethan Russo. The AHG Symposium hosts some of the world's leading herbal educators, delivering cutting edge presentations on a wide range of topics in herbal medicine.

The Annual Symposium features over 40 lectures, as well as pre- and post symposium intensive, with sessions ranging from beginner to advanced. Herbal practitioners, medical professionals, students and novices can interact with renowned botanists on plant walks, join open discussion panels and meet with some of the leading companies in natural head at the vendor showcase.

This year, the Annual Symposium offers a special track of diverse classes addressing chronic disease and herbal therapies. Participants who attend four workshops in chronic disease track as well the post-symposium intensive will earn a certificate of completion in Chronic Disease and Herbal Therapies Training.

The America Herbalists Guild continues to award continuing education credits for classes taken at each year's Annual Symposium. All classes are eligible for NCCAOM PDAs; select classes are eligible for nursing credits.

For more information visit
www.AmericanHerbalistsGuild.com