Herbalists Association of Nova Scotia presents our 11th annual Herb Fair!


PLANTING OUR FUTURE: Preserving our Native Plant Treasures

Sunday, July 21, 2013
8:30 am – 5 pm
Location:  Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, Acadia University,
32 University Ave., Wolfville, N.S.


9-9:45 Registration – lobby of auditorium

9:45-10 -Welcome & Housekeeping,    with Michele Haddal   –   Auditorium  

10:00 – 11:30 Panel Discussion  – Auditorium

“Preserving our Native Medicinals Through Creating Botanical Sanctuaries” with –

John Cummings, HANS.  Cheendana, Avalon Gardens.  Alex deNicola, Highland Farm.  Melanie Priesnitz, Acadia Univ.

11:30 – 1:00 – Lunch & AGM

All members welcome to AGM

Bring your own lunch (water and herbal teas provided).

1:00 – 2:30 Workshop Series A   (choose one)

* “Permaculture basics” – Alex deNicola

Overview of Permaculture perspective and how to’s for a sustainable garden

* NS Indigenous Plant walk – Laurie Lacey

2:45 – 4:15 Workshop Series B    (choose one)

* “ Creating your own herbarium for fun and enlightenment” – Jeanette Poirier

Tour Acadia’s herbarium and then learn how to gather, press and preserve plants in your own herbarium.

* “Propagating and growing plants” – Kristl Walek, Gardens North

Learn when & how to make cuttings and how to root them, and other propagation techniques

4:30 – 5:15 Closing Circle & Giveaway   with Rita Baruss

At the Closing Circle we say thank you.  We have adopted the custom of asking everyone to bring a small gift to place on a blanket which will be at the centre of the circle.  Then each of us, in turn, takes something from the blanket – a remembrance of this lovely day.

Please bring something to share at the giveaway.

All Day Activities:

Market — Penny Auction HANS Fundraiser — Socializing with fellow herbies

NOTE:  Most activities will be held outdoors.  Please dress accordingly.  Should the weather be bad, workshops will be held indoors.

Remember to Bring:

Lunch   Mug   Giveaway Item   Money for Market

Registration Fees

HANS Members                   $40

Non-HANS Members             $65

HANS membership is only $25.00 per year

For more information call:

Jeanette Poirier 902-531-3828

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