Monday, March 30, 2015

"Field Trip to The Herb Cottage, Hallettsville"

Dear Herbies,
I just love our group, and I especially love going on field trips up to The Herb Cottage, Cindy Meredith’s herb business located in Hallettsville. I had planned on being one of the drivers for our upcoming April 8, 2015 field trip, but I have to go visit family, and well that’s just the way it is.
So I’m going to send this notice to you all. Maybe a couple of you can make arrangements ahead of time to line up drivers and car pool. Meeting at the Ace Hardware parking lot is a good place to get together and car pool up to Cindy’s. I suggest you meet and leave at 8:00 no later than 8:15.
The following is information from Cindy about getting up to her house.
“There is a Google map and a hand drawn detail map on my website at  If they get lost call me at 361-258-1192. Oh, for GPS users my address is 442 County Road 233, Hallettsville, TX. I'm pretty sure my location is accurate using GPS.”

Some of the following information is from our Rockport Herbies Blog:
SUBJECT: "Field Trip to The Herb Cottage, Hallettsville"

WHAT: Rockport Herb & Rose Study Group

WHEN: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 @ 8:00 a.m.

WHERE: Ace Hardware Parking Lot, Rockport, Texas
Cindy has a good selection of herbs for us to choose from including some of them that we didn't have at the MG plant sale, i.e. rosemary, stevia, chives, both garlic and onion, mints, thymes, vegetables including salad greens and lots of succulents.

We pack our own lunches and then almost everyone brings something to share, whether it is a salad, dessert, or whatever. Cindy will provide us with some wonderful herb iced tea. We will carpool, so we will need to know how many of us are going. And we want to leave enough room to bring back lots of plants! Please let Cindy or one of the other members know by Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at telephone number 361-258-1192. Looking forward to having another great field trip up in the country!

Generally we have just our group take Field Trips with us, but our group loves to have any and all that are interested in herbs to join us. So feel free to invite anyone that you know that might be interested. We leave the Rockport Ace Hardware store parking lot at 8:00, and get to The Herb Cottage around 9:45 or so. We then check out all the plants and have a question and answer tour of the plants, eat lunch some where around 11:30 to noon, have a short business meeting during lunch, and generally leave to head back to Rockport around 1:00.

And be sure to check out our Rockport Herbies Blog noted below. Cindy, Ruth and I keep it updated with lots of great information on gardening, the environment and recipes. Don't be shy; just click on the link and you might be surprised at all of the information including photos!
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 herb.

Linda T. Collins
Rockport Herb & Rose Study Group
Post Office Box 1988
Rockport, TX 78381
361-729-6058 (Fax)

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