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Central District | Great Lakes District | Mid-Atlantic District | Northeast District | South Central District | Southeast District | West District


 

Central District:

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

 

 

Great Lakes District:

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

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.

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

July 29, 2015
7:00pm

Flora's Holiday hosted by the NorthEast Seacoast Unit

Location:
Tyco Visitor's Center
Strawbery Banke Museum
14 Hancock Street
Portsmouth, NH

Description:

Join us for Living Myth's Diane Edgecomb and Margot Chamberlin's production of Flora's Holiday, a story and music excursion into the multicultural tales that surround trees, flowers and herbs. the centerpiece of the performance: Nightingale and Rose follow the journey of Rose through the ages, weaving unusual and heartfelt myths from Persia and Greece with anecdotal tales of those who loved and nurtured the flower. The performance also features a rich harp medley of flower related tunes from around the world. See favorite garden plants revealed in a delightful new way. Expect to laugh, to be moved, to leave your cares behind. this family friendly program is suitable for children ages six and up.

Diane and Margot have been featured on NPR and at storytelling festivals, coffeehouses, theaters and garden clubs. Diane is known for her unique style of storytelling, where she embodies the various characters and sense in a tale, bringing each moment alive. for this she has won the first national Oracle Award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast. Margot Chamerlain's versatile approach to harp and song brings an underlying poetic weave to support each tale.


September, 29, 2015

7:00pm

Exploring Victory Gardens; How a Nation of Vegetable  Grower's Helped to Win the War hosted by the NorthEast Seacoast Unit

Location:
Tyco Visitor's Center
Strawbery Banke Museum
14 Hancock Street
Portsmouth, NH

Description:
During World War II, as part of the war effort, posters encouraged patriotic Americans to “Grow vitamins at your kitchen door” and “Eat what you can, and can what you cannot eat.” In fact, Americans needed to supplement their diets during a time of food rationing and shortages. Nearly 20 million gardeners answered the call, including many who had never wielded a hoe. Victory gardeners learned to prepare soil in beds, grow seedlings, control weeds, irrigate, and eliminate pests—raising successful crops for the duration of the war years. Join us as we explore the role of 1940s vegetable gardens, ration-book cookery, and food preservation in wartime victory. The program will include a lecture and slide show, taste-testing of foods made from period recipes, demonstration of hay box cookery, viewing of original film footage of victory gardens, and time for questions and discussion.

Judith Sumner has taught extensively at the college level and at various botanical gardens including the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and Garden in the Woods, the botanic garden of the New England Wild Flower Society in Framingham, Massachusetts. She is the author of several books including The Natural History of Medicinal Plants and American Household Botany: A History of Useful Plants 1620 -1900 as well as numerous scientific publications.  In 2007, she received the Herb Society of America’s Gertrude B. Foster Award for Excellence in Herbal Literature.

South Central District

Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri

 

 

Southeast District

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

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

 

June, 20, 2015
7:30am

Burden Garden Fest

Location:
Burden Center
4560 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA

Description:
A wonderful big plant and food festival featuring all the plant related organizations based at the Burden Center. Selling, education, socializing and important for South Louisiana local chefs showing off their expertise with yummy food and drink.

 June 25, 2015
6:30pm

The Rural Life Museum at LSU
Baton Rouge Unit Meeting

Location:
Burden Center
4560 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA

Description:
The Rural Life Museum is a trip into the past of South Louisiana, with scores of historic buildings, farm implements, and artifacts going back more than 200 years.  The Baton Rouge Unit has been asked to create a traditional Cajun healer's garden in front of the oldest Cajun house in existence -- built around 1791.  The Rural Life Director, David Floyd, will give us an exclusive tour of the Museum and our members and guests can see where that important garden will be planted this fall.

July 23, 2015
6:30pm

The Gardens of Magnolia Mound Plantation
Baton Rouge Unit Meeting

Location:
Burden Center
4560 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA

Description:
John Sykes, Executive Director of the historic Magnolia Mound Plantation, a raised Creole plantation house built before 1800, will speak on the extensive kitchen garden and the other gardens on the property.  John is a longtime member of the Southern Garden Association, and knowledgeable about gardens.  Magnolia Mound is a unique survivor of many attempts to raze it and develop the property, and stands on its original site more than 200 years after it was built.

August 27, 2015
6:30pm

Bugs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Baton Rouge Unit Meeting

Location:
Burden Center
4560 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA

Description:
Dr. Tim Schowalter, entomologist at LSU, will help us recognize our friends in the garden and how to encourage them, and the pests in our gardens and how to discourage them.  Dr. Schowalter's specialty is fire ants, which are spreading like mad here.

September 12, 2015
9:00am

Making Jams and Jellies with the Baton Rouge Unit

Location:
Burden Center
4560 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA

Description:
This special Saturday 3-hour workshop will teach participants the fundamentals of jam and jelly making, including herbal treats, and each participant will take home a jar or 2 of their product, as well as a cookbook on jams and jellies.

This will require advance registration and a cost to cover the book and the materials.  It will be open to the public. 

Space is limited.


September 24, 2015
6:30pm

Cooking with French Flair
Baton Rouge Unit Meeting

Location:
Burden Center
4560 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA

Description:
Noted Baton Rouge Chef, Jean French, will share his experience and expertise teaching and demonstrating his special dishes and techniques.

  Open to the public, with a $5 charge for nonmembers.


October 22, 2015
6:30pm

Keeping a Garden Diary
Baton Rouge Unit Meeting

Location:
Burden Center
4560 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA

Description:
Peggy Coates, Executive Director of the LSU Hilltop Arboretum, and a fabulous gardener, keeps an online garden diary of her extensive gardens, which include photos and drawings as well as words.  When we read the old garden diaries, we almost feel compelled to pick up a quill pen and write on fine parchment paper to duplicate them, but Peggy has found ways to keep accurate records -- and the bonus of a lovely year-end book of her gardening year!  She will share her knowledge with us.

Open to guests and visitors.  $5 for nonmembers.


November 11, 2015
9:30am

Baking Yeast Breads

Location:
Burden Center
4560 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA

Description:
This special Saturday morning workshop will be done by Chef Christina Nicosia, Bakery Chef of the Louisiana Culinary Institute.  She will explain how to work with the living yeast and incorporate herbs and other things like fruit into both sweet breads and lean breads.  A yeast baking cookbook is included in the cost of the workshop. 

Registration online at www.hsabr.org.

December 13, 2015
3:00pm

Baton Rouge Unit Christmas Party

Location:
Burden Center
4560 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA

Description:
Annual Christmas Party -- bring a festive treat to share.  Holiday punch will be provided along with scintillating conversation.

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