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Program Schedule 2012 - 2013
February 21, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.
Sister Gardeners - The Performance 2-21-2013
· Program: Sister Gardeners, Herb Study Group
As a follow-up to last year’s wildly popular Brother Gardeners, Herb Study Group members and friends will perform Sister Gardeners. Based on the previous two year study of women botanists and botanical illustrators, the women who have led the way for the rest of us will ‘visit’ to tell their stories. This is a program you won’t want to miss!
March 21, 2013 (2:00 p.m.)
Place: Education Center, N.C. Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill
· Program: Pat Kenny, From Field and Forest: Native American Uses of Medicinal Herbs
Pat recently retired as a medical and botanical illustrator for the National Institute of Health, has volunteered for a number of years in the National Library of Medicine’s herb garden. She is a long-time member of the Herb Society of America, works part-time at the Dr. James Duke medicinal garden in Maryland, and has taught for many years at the USDA Graduate School.
All participants must register to reserve a seat. The program will be held at the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill. Register online at www.ncbg.unc.edu Select Events, then the March 21st event with Pat Kenny. Free for HSA members, $10.00 for guests.
April 18, 2013 HERB SALE
Place: Greek Orthodox Church, Westridge & Friendly
Start dividing your plants for the Heritage Plant table, and be ready to volunteer when called! Set-up: April 17th.
May 16, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.– Annual Meeting
Place: Weir-Jordan House/Greensboro Woman’s Club
·Program:Sandra Baker, Heinz History Center
When you say Heinz to most Americans, they immediately think ketchup.If you ask an Australian, he will say baby food.An Englishman will answer that in the British cuisine, “Heinz meanz beanz.”Since 1869, Heinz has produced vegetables, pickles, and condiments.Sandra Baker will enlighten us with the story of this famed company.
Botany & Hort: Basic Botany, Dorothy Bonitz
Unit Business & Annual Meeting: Ros Pope
Lunch: $10.00 to Caryl Talcott by May 10th.
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE N.C. UNIT, HERB SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday morning of each month, September through May. Meetings feature a program on a topic of interest with speakers selected from among the best we can find, a short business meeting, and lunch.
Study groups are offered to all members, including:
Culinary Study Group: this group, with a particular interest in learning about the herbs used primarily for cooking, meets monthly.
Herb Study Group: meets monthly for research, study, and travel . Studies include medicinal, fragrant, beverage, culinary, native herbs; and other categories. Also periodically conducts plant study sessions to learn botany and taxonomy.
Herb Crafts: meets as interests and inspiration dictate.
Gardens: The Unit maintains collections of Rosmarinus officinalis species at the N.C. Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, NC. and at the Dorothy G. Spencer Memorial Rosemary Collection at Plant Logic in Climax, N.C. Unit members also care for the McNairy House Dooryard Garden at the Greensboro Historical Museum.
Plants: North Carolinas largest and oldest Herb Sale is held in April of each year.
Visitors to our meetings are welcome.
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