Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Volume XX, Issue 4, June 2011

The Charlotte Herb Guild Newsletter

Next meeting:
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
7:15 PM

Landscaping with Native Plants and Herbs
Lisa Tompkins, Landscape Designer
Chair, Southern Piedmont Native Plant Society

Garden Council House
1820 East Seventh Street
Charlotte NC 28204

Hostesses:  Netta Turnbull, Karen Sullivan, Julie Courtney

Minutes of the May Meeting

The meeting convened at the home of Theresa Travelute.  With the light of the day, members constructed hypertufa pots of all kinds.  When the dust settled, President Theresa Nardi called the meeting to order.  She thanked hostesses Sandie Fenton, Lana Andrews and Joan Smith for refreshments.  Recipes for all the delightful foods can be found under the Recipes tab at the top of this page.

President Nardi announced that all the centerpieces created for the NC Garden Club luncheon were sold.  The Guild grossed $410.00 and netted $210.00.  She thanked Dana DeBellis for her leadership with this project.

The April minutes were approved.

Netta Turnbull introduced two guests, Carol White and Nancy Walker.

Margery Orell reported on the May 14th trip to the NC Arboretum and Grove Inn.  26 members and guests made the trip.  Photos and film clips of the Asheville outing may be viewed on this blog.

Lynn Lytle gave and update on the upcoming Matthews Farmers Market on May 21.  The following members will be gathering and preparing product for tussies:  Judy Powell, Margery Orell, Jane Ireton, Dana DeBellis.  Product for the tussies and food items need to be delivered late Friday afternoon, May 13, at the home of Lynn Lytle. If need be, Lynn can pick up items.  On Friday evening, volunteers will pre-make at least 10 tussie mussies in the back yard of Lynn's home.  Additional tussies will be made on Saturday at the Market.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring good scissors.  All other equipment will be provided.  Volunteers for the Saturday sale will arrive no earlier than 7:00 AM at the Market.

Sandie Fenton, Julie Courtney, and Joan Smith gave the update on the September Farmers Market.  They have been meeting to plan for the sale and to decide upon a date.  More information will be announced at the June CHG meeting.

Theresa Travelute announced programs for the remainder of the year:

June - Landscaping with native plants and herbs
July - Create a living wreath
August - Preparation for the Farmers market
September- Blending and brewing herbal teas
October - Pot Luck
November - Silent Auction
January - Business meeting
February - Monday, Feb. 13 - Annual Tea

Respectfully submitted.

Margery Orell
Communications Chair

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