Kentuckiana

Kentuckiana Unit

Mission Statement:  To further the knowledge and use of herbs, to promote educational projects relating to herbs and to subscribe to the objects of the Herb Society of America, Inc.

Meeting Thymes:  Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month usually at Park Christian Church, 2231 Green Valley Road, New Albany , IN  in the community room or outdoors in The Grove.  While we are in the pandemic  during the warmer months as weather permits we will meet outside where we can social distance and during the colder months we will be meeting virtually by Zoom.  Occasionally a meeting will be held at a member's home or we will visit a garden or a plant nursery.  A program book is issued to members at the beginning of our calendar year.

Gardens Maintained:  Our unit has maintained a sensory garden at The Kentucky School for the Blind since 1985. The school is located in Louisville, KY. 

Starting in 2018 our unit began maintaining a colonial style herb garden at The Governor Hendrick's Headquarters at the Corydon, IN state historic site.  This delightful small garden is visited by school children from around the state as well as other visitors to Indiana's First State Capitol.

About Us:  The Kentuckiana Herb Society ( KHS) was founded by a group of gardeners from Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky to further their study and share their knowledge of herbs.   Today our membership consists of gardeners living in the greater Louisville areas and the areas of Southern Indiana.  We welcome anyone who is interested in furthering their knowledge of herbs.

During the early Spring we host a Spring Education Day that is open to the public and is usually held the last Saturday of March.  We have guest speakers, a plant sale, a marketplace, a raffle and a delicious catered breakfast and lunch.  Also, members are available to speak at various herb related programs and upon requests may have a booth to sell herbal items and to provide herbal education to the public.

At our monthly meetings we will have a program related to herbs, a herb of the month report, a book of the month report, a business meeting and refreshments hosted by members.  Programs may consists of herbal education and garden lectures, demonstrations,  hands on projects and the occasional field trip.  It is a thyme for sharing our love of herbs.

 

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