CHG Newsletter LVII Volume 7, September 2016

The Charlotte Herb Guild Newsletter 
LVII Volume 7
September 2016

The Charlotte Herb Guild
September 11, 2016
Ardea Homestead, Kings Mountain, NC

At 1:45, Vice President Holly Jeffries held a brief business meeting and thanked Herb Guild hostesses Sandie Fenton, Stephanie Holden, and Lynn Lytle for providing a delicious lunch.  In addition we enjoyed an herbal tisane prepared by our hosts Stacey Costner and Alex Meander.

Guests at the meeting were Selena Standford, Dr. and Mrs. Johnny Presson, and Jimmy Spielman.

The annual tea will be at the McGill Rose Garden on Sunday, October 16th at 3 PM.  The guest fee for this event will be $10.  All members will bring something to share for the tea.

Lana needs three more volunteers to make cookies or bars for the District Garden Club of NC meeting to be held at Matthews Presbyterian Church (2017 West John Street) on Thursday October 6th.  Please contact Lana if you can help.  She will arrange to deliver your contribution.

Linda MacDonald is the Herb Guild representative to the Charlotte Council of Garden Clubs.  She reminded members that we are able to rent the council house for personal parties and events at half price ($100 for 6 hours plus a security deposit). 

Members are welcome to attend the District 3 Meeting hosted by The Charlotte Council of Garden Clubs.  Registration starts at 9:30, and the $18 fee covers lunch and a program called Healthy Harvests by Ilissa Palmer. Mary Beth will email details at a later date.  Registrations will be due by September 30th.

The University Club will host a Botanical Symposium on October 8th between 8:30 and 4 at UNCC Botanical Gardens.  See the UNCC website for details.

On Friday, October 14th  and Saturday, October 15th, the Charlotte Council is holding a Plant, Garage and Book sale to raise funds to maintain the Council House.  If you have plants, books, and other items to donate (anything but clothing), bring them to the Council house by Thursday afternoon at 5.  Garden club members may shop between 2 and 5 on Friday, and the sale opens to the public from 8 to 1 on Saturday.   

The Charlotte Council is sponsoring a Blue Star Memorial unveiling at 10 AM at the Welcome Center on Interstate 77 North near the SC state line.

Linda reported that this year, the Charlotte Council is alternating meetings with workshops.  All Herb Guild Members are automatically invited to these.  Check the Council website ( for a schedule.  The Council also gives monetary awards to member clubs and the Guild may want to consider applying for some of these awards.

The Guild enjoyed Stacey’s talk about how tinctures are made and sampling various medicinal tinctures and roots.  We toured the farm and walked through the woods while Alex told the group about converting acorns into flour, growing mushrooms on logs, and showing us wild edible plants and leaves.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Beth Collins
Communications Chair

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