April 2018 Newsletter

The Charlotte Herb Guild Newsletter
April 2018

The Charlotte Herb Guild
Meeting of April 21, 2018
Adventures in Herbs

President Mary Beth Collins called the meeting to order at 10:30 a.m. and thanked the hostesses Ann Baldwin, Mary Ann Nagel, and Hilda Norwood for providing the food for the outdoor brunch. She also thanked Brenda Dills for hosting us at her farm.

Membership Chair Margie Orell, introduced the many guests in attendance: Ann Sheffield from the Sedgefield Garden Club; Tom Burns, guest of Hilda Norwood; Debbie Bouton, guest of Susan Oleson; Gerry Smith and Pat Siegfried, guests of Mary Beth Collins; Michelle Thompson and Nancy Glover, guests of Carol White; Ann McDonald, mother of Linda McDonald; Martha Bash, sister of Anna Brandl; and Ron Williams, husband of Suzanne Williams.

Lana Andrews briefly reviewed the May 5 trip to Asheville and Susan will send out information.

Mary Beth reminded people of the upcoming Farmers’ Market from 8-noon on Saturday, May 12, and passed out signup sheets for the two shifts that morning. Ann Baldwin said that members are asked to come to Brenda’s on Thursday, May 10, at 9:30 to prepare materials for making tussie mussies, and are invited to Ann’s house on Friday, May 11, at 10:00 a.m. to make tussies.

Linda McDonald reminded members they are invited to the Charlotte Council Luncheon on Wednesday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. at the Southern Gourmet’s Garden Events Room at 9101 Monroe Road, Suite 120. You must sign up and send a check for $20 to Barbara Miller, 3620 Plantation Road, Charlotte, NC 28270 before May 15. Speaker Kim Carlisle, former nursery/garden center owner, now with Rountree Plantation, will discuss anything and everything you need to know about Succulents.
Mary Beth thanked Dixie Kelly for making a planter that will be The Charlotte Herb Guild’s contribution to the silent auction.
Lana introduced the morning’s speaker, Matt Janson from HAWK, who delivered a fascinating talk on planting for pollinators. Members and guests then enjoyed shopping in Brenda’s greenhouses.

Respectfully submitted,
Susan Oleson

Communications Chair

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