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Central District:

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

March 7, 2015

9:00am

 

2015 Spring Symposium hosted by the Wisconsin Unit

Location:
813 Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Description:
The Wisconsin Unit hosts its annual Spring Symposium at the Women's Club of Wisconsin. Free valet parking is offered.
A herbal continental breakfast will be served from 9:00am until 10:00am., followed by guest speaker, Carrie Hennessy's presentation on Winter, Summer and Lemon Savory. A gourmet herbal luncheon will be served at 12:00.

Through out the morning, a herbal boutique will sell teas, homemade jellies and mustards, cookbooks and items crafted by the Unit members. A raffle will also be available.

Ticket admission is $65.00 and preregistration is required. The deadline for registration is Saturday, February 28, 2015. Tickets will not be sold the day of the Symposium. Additional information and registration forms are are available at www.herb-society-wisconsin.org or by contacting Joan at 262.377.1461 or Denise at 262.376.0482.

March 28, 2015

Save the Date

Kentuckiana Unit Spring Herb Day
"Herbs Past & Present"

Location:
Huber's Orchard & Winery
19816 Huber Road
Borden, Indiana 47106

Description:
The Kentuckiana Unit presents their annual Spring Education Day, "Herbs Past & Present". Guest speakers include Bill Handel of the Illinois Natural History Survey, who will discuss how Native Americans used plants and shared that knowledge with early settlers. Local chef Nancy Russman, Former Culinary Arts Director at Jefferson Community & Technical College will demonstrate creating herbal blends and how to use them in dishes.

Registration is $35, deadline is March 14, 2015. Program includes presentations, continental breakfast, buffet lunch, raffle and marketplace vendors. Download registration form online at www.kentuckianaherbsociety.orgor contact Jett Rose at jettellen@yahoo.com or 812.590.4606.

April 11, 2015

Save the Date

Central Indiana Unit Spring Symposium at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Noblesville, Indiana.

For program information and to register

Great Lakes District:

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

March 13 & 14, 2015

Michigan Herb Associates Annual Herb Conference

Location:
Michigan State University Eppley Center
645 Shaw Lane
East Lansing, Michigan 48823

Description:
The program will feature topics on herb history, culture, design and cooking. There will be educational displays, silent suction and several shop sales.

Two of the feature speakers this year are, Rosalind Creasy and Julia Hofley

Visit the website: www.miherb.org for more information and registration.

March 28, 2015

8:30am

 

16th Annual Spring Herb Symposium

Location:
Evans Center
4330 Dudley Ave.
Grove City, OH 43123

Description:
The Gardens at Gantz Farm Volunteers present their 16th annual Spring Herb Symposium: Herbal Renewal: Bringing Herbs into the 21st Century. Four speakers are scheduled and an herbal luncheon will be served. Browse a variety of vendors. For a registration form call the Gardens at Gantz Farm at 614.871.6323 or email ghartung@grovecityohio.gov or dmlewis04@gmail.com.

Registrations must be received by March 22 as space is limited.

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

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.

March, 25, 2015
11:00am

Potomac Unit Meeting

Location:
Agricultural History Farm Park
18410 Muncaster Road
Derwood, MD 20855

Description:
Please join us for our March Unit Meeting where Chef Maro Nalabandian will share some of her cooking secrets and provide us with a cooking demonstration. Ample free parking is provided.

Herbal refreshments will be served.

There will be a raffle table. The meeting will end around 3:00 p.m.

For more information:
Contact Kim Labash, phone 540.554.2748 or email LoudounValleyHerbs@yahoo.com

 

 

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...

 

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

September 11 - 13, 2015

Save the Date!

2015 Mid-Atlantic District Gathering
and
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 26, 2015

9:30am-2:00pm

                               The Delaware Valley Unit presents,
   "Growing and Tasting Herbs from Around the World"

Description:
Herbs and Spices of India by Shyamala Sharma a native of India and a    Rutgers Master Gardener
Herbs and Spices of Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean by Lorraine  Kiefer founder of the South Jersey Unit of HSA

Location:
Princeton Windrows – 2000 Windrow Drive, Princeton, NJ

For more information contact: Helen Hamilton, hdhamilton@comcast.net

Brochure and registration information

Seminar speakers flyer


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

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

 

South Central District

Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri

March 20-21, 2015

20th Annual Herbal Forum hosted by the Pioneer Unit

Location:
Round Top Texas

www.herbsocietypioneer.org

March 28, 2015

Herb Festival at the Wymme Home hosted by the Texas Thyme Unit

www.facebook.com/texasthymeunit

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


March 14 & 15, 2015

10am

 

Baton Rouge Plant Sale

Location:
LSU Coliseum on LSU Campus

Description:
The Baton Rouge Unit will be selling herb plants, olive trees and sassafras trees. Demonstrations will be on herb uses, including cooking, crafts, herb lore and legend.

For more information contact:
Julie Walsh, 225.268.9441
or e-mail jwalsh40@att.net

 

March 19, 2015
7:00pm

Nashville Unit Meeting

Location:
Cheekwood Botanic Gardens

Description:
"Wits End-A Collector's Garden"
Troy Marden, locally renowned plantsman, garden designer, TV personality and author

 

March 26, 2015
6:30 pm

Baton Rouge Unit Meeting

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

Description:
Making Rose Beads

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

 

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

February, 18, 2015

1:00pm

Rocky Mountain Unit February Meeting

Location:
1710 S. Grant (Presbytery of Denver)
Denver, CO

Description:
Unit Business meeting and "Gardening with Fae", by Marjanna Bennett from Loveland, Colorado's Rabbit Show Greenhouse. Learn about fairies and how to create a space for them to visit your homes.
This will be a hands on type of presentation.

For more information contact Karen Flanagan, 303.756.7422 knff58@live.com