Monday, March 1, 2010
Rockport Herb & Rose Study Group March 10, 2010 -- Plants of the Okavango Delta in Africa presented by Barb McSpadden
Water Lillies in Okavango Delta
Source: Jan van der Crabben (Photographer)
SUBJECT: "Plants of the Okavango Delta in Africa" presented by Barb McSpadden
WHAT: Rockport Herb & Rose Study Group
WHEN: Second Wednesday of every month, next meeting March 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: ACISD Maintenance Department (Formerly Rockport Elementary), 619 N. Live Oak Street, Room 14, Rockport, Texas
WHY: To educate those interested in herbs.
Barb is a member of our herb study group and a Master Gardener. She has spent a lot of time traveling including her travels to the mysterious continent of Africa. So drop by and learn about some of these exotic plants.
And we will have a business meeting following Barb's program. We need to get the "6th Rockport Herb Festival" plans finalized. It's only a month away. So come prepared, and we can continue our discussions over lunch if necessary!
Come and learn everything you ever wanted to know about herbs. Did you know that there are over 2,000 herbs and that roses are herbs too? And did you know that many of our Texas Native Plants are also herbs? Herbs have been used for centuries for not only culinary purposes, but also for medicinal uses, in cosmetics, cleaning solutions, clothing (one of which is Gossypium cotton), building supplies and art and craft purposes.
Our herb study group was founded in March 2003 and meets the second Wednesday of every month at the ACISD Maintenance Department (Formerly Rockport Elementary), 619 N. Live Oak Street, Room 14, Rockport, Texas at 10:00 a.m. to discuss all aspects of using and growing herbs including the historical uses of the herbs and tips for successful propagation and cultivation. We are open to the public. Some members of the group are available as speakers to other audiences.
The Rockport Herb & Rose Study Group, founded in March 2003, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to increasing public knowledge and awareness about herbs.
Linda T. Collins
Rockport Herb & Rose Study Group
Post Office Box 1988
Rockport, TX 78381