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Herb Day

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/07/2016
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location
Old Alabama Town Living Block

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The 19th annual Herb Day, Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, sponsored by Old Alabama Town Herb Society will be held in the ‘Living Block’ at Old Alabama Town, 301 Columbus Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104. For more information go to www.oathsblog.com or email at oathsblog@gmail.com.

The annual ‘Herb Day’ festival is a free, fun-filled, public educational event for the entire family. Lectures and demonstrations featuring experts on identifying, growing and using herbs – including a cooking demonstration. There will be music, children’s activities and the opportunity to find that perfect Mother’s Day gift in the open air market. A variety of vendors will sell their garden related wares including a huge selection of herbal and other plants, crafts, herbal teas, goat cheeses and various and sundry yard art.

“Some Like it Hot” is the Herb Day theme this year recognizing the attributes of the herb Capsicum (commonly known as pepper), as designated Herb of the Year by the International Herb Association. Debbie Boutelier, Past President of the Herb Society of America, will present a program, “You’re Getting Warmer! Naturally Hot Herbal Medicine,” on the medicinal properties of herbs. The culinary tasting program, “From South America to South of the Mason Dixon, Peppers in Culinary History” will be presented by Jessi Norwood of Hot Damn Jelly Company. “Growing and Using Turmeric – The Spice of Life” will be presented by Tia Gonzales curator of the Auburn Medicinal Gardens.

The festival will also feature a student art exhibit, children’s hands-on activities to take home, music in the gardens all day and many herb plant vendors to choose from. Enjoy all of this and more. Come spend the day with us in Old Alabama Town. For more information go to oathsblog.com or call 334-240-2290.