Thursday, February 12, 2015

"Savory, Herb of the Year 2015" by Cindy Meredith


Winter Savory in the foreground and Summer Savory in the background.
Photo by Linda Turner Collins



Hey Herbies!

We had a great turn out yesterday for Cindy's program on "Savory, Herb of the Year 2015". Next month Cindy Meredith and Ruth Hoese are presenting a program on the book The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks

Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol.

You won't want to miss this upcoming program Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:00, location ACISD Maintenance Department (Formerly Rockport Elementary), 619 N. Live Oak Street, Room 14, Rockport, Texas.

Also be sure to check out Rockport Herbies Blog http://rockportherbies.blogspot.com for lots of good gardening information. Cindy, Ruth and I try to keep it updated with articles. 
 
Here is an article about savory by Cindy Meredith: 

Also here are a few sites for you to check out about herbs.


 



 

 
We are an open group and encourage everyone to come and invite others to learn about the fascinating world of herbs.

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 herbs also? Herbs have been used for centuries for not only culinary purposes, but also for medicinal uses, cosmetics, cleaning solutions, clothing (one of which is Gossypium cotton), building supplies, dyes. arts and crafts.

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, so please contact us if you need a speaker to present an herb program.

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.

In the meantime,
Great Gardening,

Linda


2 comments:

Valerie said...

Can't believe it's already time for spring again. Hopefully, I'll get to make it to the event on March 11; really looking forward to it.

Cindy Meredith said...

Hope you can make it, Valerie. It should be a hoot with Ruth and me presenting on the book The Drunken Botanist! All about spirits, which are made with... what else... plants and herbs!