Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Volume XIX, Issue 7, September, 2010

The Charlotte Herb Guild Newsletter

Annual Potluck Supper
for CHG Members

Home of Theresa Nardi
2330 Club Rd Charlotte NC 28205
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
7:00 PM

Come as early as 6 pm if you need prep time

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Remember: CHG at the Farmers Market on Saturday, September 11th.

August 13, 2010, at the Charlotte Council of Garden Clubs House

Herb Guild President Dana Debellis called the meeting to order at 7:53 p.m. and thanked hostesses Madge Eggena and Dixie Kelly. Members approved minutes for May, June, and July.   Dana announced the Guild received a certificate of honor from the Garden Club of North Carolina in appreciation for service.

Hezekiah Garden: Ann Baldwin will schedule another work date. Contact her if you’d like to work.

Service Projects: Ann said she drove by the Friendship Trays office and saw someone picking herbs. She was told the herbs we planted are being used.

Aug. 27 is the date for the next service project at Changed Choices. Dana will teach a workshop on using herbs to make biscuits and gravy, a recipe requested by residents.

We have a request for a member to present a fall educational program in Kings Mountain for children in grades 4-6. The group saw the Hezekiah garden and requested a program. If interested, let Dana know.

The Garden Council is looking for someone to do crafts or planted pots at a retirement home in Charlotte. Contact Dana if interested.

Garden Council state meeting will be in Charlotte on May 2. Charlotte Garden Council is host for luncheon, noon-2 p.m., and would like arrangements for 25 to 30 tables. The theme is the Queen City. In a show of hands, several people agreed to participate. There will be further discussion in September.

There is a flower show in Charlotte Oct. 2 and 3. The Garden Council would like the Herb Guild to do a tri-fold exhibit on edible flowers. Talk to Dana if you would like to help.

Farmers Market:  Volunteers are wanted for making recipes from our cookbook to boost cookbook sales. Lynn Lytle said market hours will be 7:30 a.m.-noon, with setup at 6:30 a.m. This is 30 minutes earlier than in previous years.

Herb of the Month: Kent Beauty Oregano. This ornamental perennial and does well in a hanging basket. It needs full sun to partial shade. Great for dried flower arrangements.

Program: Ann Baldwin gave a presentation on making tussie mussies for farmers market. See instructions on page 308 in cookbook on making tussies. Members moved to work stations to prepare for farmers market. 

The meeting adjourned around 9:15 p.m.


Recipes from the delicious food enjoyed at the August meeting can be found by clicking on the Recipes tab at the top of this blog posting.

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