Admission is free for this annual event, so join us for a day of fun for the whole family!
Activities for children! Children will be able to make their own tiny leprechaun gardens, and our ever-popular Herbal Petting Zoo will be available for everyone to touch, smell, and taste the herbs! A wide variety of vendors, including artists, artisans, and craftspeople will be present, offering decorative, or delicious, or fragrant, or beautiful, or useful items. This will be a great way to stock up on gifts for friends and family, or just to treat yourself! We'll have musicians providing entertainment, food trucks so you don't starve while you're visiting with us, and lots to see and do! Do you have questions about growing herbs? We have people who can help! Does lavender elude you? Can you make a pizza garden? How can you draw pollinators like bees and butterflies to your garden? What plants thrive in pots on the patio? How can you use herbs in your landscape? Ever heard of a Fennel forest? Is Rosemary really for remembrance? Take a chance and bid on the raffle prizes! Meet local environmentalists and naturalists, beekeepers, and craftspeople. Learn how local organizations are bringing the natural world to our attention. What is Nature Deficit Disorder and why is it important.
We'll have thousands of healthy herb plants, including unusual ones, available for sale.
Herbs for sale
Blackberry: Wild and Thornless
Fennel: Bronze and Fernleaf
Mint: Chocolate, Mojito, Peppermint, and two varieties of Spearmint
Muscadine: Bronze and Black
Oregano: Greek and Italian
Rosemary: Prostrate, Upright, BBQ, Speedy, and Tuscan Blue
Thyme: Lemon, Orange, and Golden Large (Thymus aureus)
The following classes will be held in the Ione Burden Conference Center:
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM | Butterflies and Pollinators; Ken Bosso, speaker
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM | Herbs by the Season – What to Plant in Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter; Michael Polite, Sky Bright Herbs, speaker
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | Succulents; Roz Fransen, speaker
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM | Herbal Teas, including the Herb of the Year, Rubus spp.; Anne Milneck of Red Stick Spice Co., speaker