Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April 11, 2012 Program is a Field Trip & No Rockport Herb Festival

Hey Herbies!

On April 9, 2011, we had the 7th Rockport Herb Festival which was a huge success. See 7th Rockport Herb Festival for more information. However, it was a lot of work for such a small handful of our members, between 12 to 15, to put on such a well-attended festival, i.e. somewhere between 450 to 500 attendees. It was great! However, our group decided that it was just too much work for so few members to put on such a large festival. So we made a decision not to put the festival on this year, 2012.

I know that our group, Rockport Herb & Rose Study Group, has been getting a lot of inquiries about the Rockport Herb Festival. We have been trying to explain why we are not having it this year. Lots of people want for us to have it again. However, unless we get a lot of new members, which is highly unlikely, it will not happen again in the future.

We have told inquiring people that we are more than willing to turn the festival over to a new group of people. We can provide all the information needed to get it going again! So if you or someone you know might be interested in taking it over, just give one of us a call. We will gladly give you what you need to know.

In the meantime on behalf of the Rockport Herb & Rose Study Group, I want to extend a sincere thank you to everyone that has supported our festival over the years. 

We still meet 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. So feel free to drop on by and visit with us.

Our April 11, 2012 program is a Field Trip to the Antique Rose Emporium Independence, Texas which is near Brenham, Texas. If you are interested in participating, please contact one of us. Or if you want to carpool up with us, meet us at the Ace Hardware Store in Rockport, on Highway 35 at 7:00 a.m. 

Great Gardening!

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