Thursday, August 18, 2011

Volume XX, Issue 7, September 2011

The Charlotte Herb Guild Newsletter

Next meeting:
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
7:15 PM

Blending and brewing herbal teas with Madge Eggena and Jane Abe.  

Garden Council House
1820 East Seventh Street
Charlotte NC 28204

Hostesses:  Jan Sundberg, Jane Ireton, Mary Beth Collins
Minutes from the August meeting.

Dana DeBellis, standing in for President Theresa Nardi, called the meeting to order.  She thanked hostesses Margery Orell, Sally Higgins and Carol White for the refreshments.  Recipes for the refreshments may be found in the "recipes tab" at the top of this page.

Minutes for the July meeting were approved by the membership.

The Garden Council meeting will be held on Sept. 21 from 9:30 until 11:00.  The Guild may be responsible for refreshments for this meeting.  

Members are encouraged to participate in a work day at the Hezekiah Alexander House on Thursday, August 25th at 9:30AM.

On Saturday, August 27th, members are invited to a Celtic Festival at the Charlotte Museum of History, 5:00-8:00PM.  The Loch Norman Pipe Band will perform with proceeds going to the Herb Garden on the property of the Museum.  The Guild may sell cookbooks at the event.

Dixie Kelly gave the Treasurer's Report.  The complete report is available online to members.  The link is on the right in the "Good to Know" links.  A username and password is required.

Theresa Travelute gave the report of future programs.  She announced that the annual potluck may take place at the Council House if no one comes forward with a home or other idea.  She also reported that the November program will be Worm Composting.  She will need a show of hands at the Sept. meeting for those who want to construct a worm box.  She has contacted a local authority and is hopeful that she can secure that person for the Nov. meeting.

Judy Powell has asked that members email her with what flowers and herbs they plan to bring to the Yorkmont Farmers Market for the tussie mussie effort.  She suggests an email, e.g., "2 jars of lamb's ear," or "3 bunches of ivy."  She wants fresh, dry (not dried) product.  She wants the product stripped and ready to be used in tussie mussies.  She is willing to pick up your product and also give more detailed preparation instructions to those who might need them.

Sandie Fenton reported on the plans for the upcoming Farmers Market, Sept. 10. The Guild has been given one space in the area where we have always been.  She warns that we will have to be very frugal with our space.  She still needs

  • food prepared for sale using cookbook recipes
  • sweet and savory, pre-priced food items to sell (not necessarily from the cookbook).  
  • shift workers on Market Day
The meeting adjourned to a work session for the upcoming Farmers Market.

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