Thursday, April 10, 2014

Information for upcoming information for Rockport Herb & Rose Study Group

Hey Herbies! 
Pam Stranahan presented an excellent program yesterday, along with food samples, on "How archeologists determine what prehistoric folks ate!!" It was a great program! Thanks so much Pam! For any of you that are interested in this subject, and have a Facebook account, check out Florida Historical Society Archaeological Institute for more information on some of ways they can determine what foods were eaten. Pam also gave us a couple of websites to check out: and  Both sites have lots of good information about Texas archaeology. Also she had a very informative book on the subject Mother Earth’s Mercantile: Plants of the Four Corners Area and Their Uses Through Time
Pam is on the Board of The Friends of the History Center for Aransas County   They are having a Grand Opening for their new office on Saturday, May 17, from 10:00 until noon at 801 E. Cedar Street, Rockport, Texas  The historic house will have gardens planted and Pam asked our group, Rockport Herb & Rose Study Group, if we would be interested in planting and attending to the herb garden. We voted a YES; we would like to do this. We will get back with more information at a later date! If you have this Saturday free, go over and check out the place.
For any of you that are interested, we are giving a program at the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center on Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 until noon. The program is "Culinary Herbs 101: Growing, Harvesting, Using" and we will have information handouts, recipe handouts along with tastings and some herbs for sale. So far, Cindy, Lois, Pat and I are planning on participating. If anyone else is interested, please contact me a/s/a/p!
Our May 14 meeting will be a Field Trip to the Herb Cottage owned by our member Cindy Meredith   We will meet at the Ace Hardware parking lot and depart promptly at 8:00 and car pool up. Be sure to bring your lunch and any goodies that you might want to share. It's always a fun trip to visit Cindy's place out in the country and always lots of wonderful plants! Please RSVP, yes or no.
Nice weather is here finally, so go out and play in the dirt!

Great Gardening,


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