Spring Plant Sale Talks and Activities

This year, the Memphis Herb Society hosts its Herbal Celebration in conjunction with the Garden's Spring Plant Sale, April 21 & 22!

Admission is free, including the talks and an expanded selection of herbs for sale.
The Plant Sale is open Friday and Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm, with speakers on a variety of topics at the times listed below.

Friday Speakers

 

9:30 am - The Easy Kitchen Herb Garden - Simple Ways to Grow, Conserve, and Use Herbs
Speaker: Evelyn Mosley

Evelyn Mosley is a serious grower and user of herbs for cooking and healing. She loves being in her gardens with her hands in the dirt, enjoying the gifts of nature—plants for food and healing! She pursues her knowledge and passion for herbs through study of her extensive herbal library and by study with some of our country's foremost herbalists at conferences and online.   

11:00 am - Herbs for Good Times and Bad
Speaker: Melisa Mink

Melissa lives on a small farm they call their homestead in North Mississippi near Holly Springs. She raises her own animals (2 and 4 legged), grows a large garden, grows her own herbs, wild harvests herbs and foods. She owns her own line of lab tested essential oils, loves eating weeds and raising her kids to live off the land. She developed her own natural bug repellents and skin care line for her family and business, using these herbs, their organic milk, as well as their own essential oils. The website is Homesteadmoma.com.

12:30 pm - Handcrafted Herbals - A Lesson in Making Herbal Tinctures, Glycerites and Infused Oils
Speaker:  Roxi Phillips

Roxi is a Memphis Herb Society Member & Tipton County Extension Master Gardener. She will discuss and demonstrate folk methods for using fresh and dried  herbs to build a home apothecary. Her class, visuals, and  handouts will include instructions and recipes to get even the most novice herbalist started on their herbal journey.

2:00 pm - Two Cooks Cook with Herbs
Speakers: Cibby Saunders and Grace Copeland

Cibby and Grace are members of the Memphis Herb Society. They like to cook with herbs and experiment with recipes that contain herbs. Both like to garden and use herbs straight from their own gardens. They will demonstrate some simple techniques used to cook with herbs and will prepare some foods for the audience to sample.

3:00pm - Tour of the Herb Garden
Meet at the Herb Garden or hop on a Garden Shuttle at the Herbal Celebration tents and ride to this world-class area for a walking tour.

Saturday Speakers


9:30 am - The Easy Kitchen Herb Garden - Simple Ways to Grow, Conserve, and Use Herbs
Speaker: Evelyn Mosley

Evelyn Mosley is a serious grower and user of herbs for cooking and healing. She loves being in her gardens with her hands in the dirt, enjoying the gifts of nature—plants for food and healing! She pursues her knowledge and passion for herbs through study of her extensive herbal library and by study with some of our country's foremost herbalists at conferences and online.   

11:00 am - Herbs for Good Times and Bad
Speaker: Melisa Mink

Melissa lives on a small farm they call their homestead in North Mississippi near Holly Springs. She raises her own animals (2 and 4 legged), grows a large garden, grows her own herbs, wild harvests herbs and foods. She owns her own line of lab tested essential oils, loves eating weeds and raising her kids to live off the land. She developed her own natural bug repellents and skin care line for her family and business, using these herbs, their organic milk, as well as their own essential oils. The website is Homesteadmoma.com

12:30 pm - My Lover Loves Liver: Funny Songs for People who Eat and Drink
Speaker: Bill Shipper

With witty songs such as “My Lover Loves Liver”, “Kombucha Cutie”, and “She’ll Kill for Kale”, Bill Shipper has been making audiences laugh and sing along for over 30 years. His satirical lyrics poke fun at people’s food habits, mince words about fruits and vegetables, and confuse it all with love. Bill’s Memphis background comes through in his folk/bluesy style, riding on solid acoustic skills and augmented with harmonica and ukulele. Shipper has a charming stage presence and engages the audience with humor, stories, and sing-along refrains. Bill Shipper’s newest release, “My Lover Loves Liver: Funny Songs for People Who Eat and Drink”, is available at billshipper.com.

2:00 pm - Herbal Tea Gardens: Selecting, Preparing, and Blending for the Perfect Cup
Speaker: Jennifer Stanek

It’s fun, frugal, and empowering to grow your own herbal tea garden and prepare your own teas. Learn how to use a flavor perspective to select from a wide variety of herbs to create your own delicious well-balanced herbal tea blends. You’ll also learn how to harvest and dry your own herbs, design custom blends, and prepare a delightful cup of tea. Jennifer is a local herbalist who specializes in the study of herbal flavor profiles and their blending. She has a passion for creating deliciously complex and healthy herbal tea and seasoning blends, as well as tailoring them to an individual’s needs and taste preferences. She was co-owner of Flavor Mavens, a company that produced organic herbal teas and seasoning blends from 2012 through 2016 and considers the experience an invaluable testing ground for her many herbal products. She also enjoys gardening. Jennifer is currently pursuing certification as a Professional Herbalist through the East-West School of Herbology.

3:00 pm - Handcrafted Herbals~A Lesson in Making Herbal Tinctures, Glycerites and Infused Oils
Speaker:  Roxi Phillips

Roxi is a Memphis Herb Society Member & Tipton County Extension Master Gardener. She will discuss and demonstrate folk methods for using fresh and dried herbs to build a home apothecary. Her class, visuals, and handouts will include instructions and recipes to get even the most novice herbalist started on their herbal journey.


Also new this year!

Giving Thanks Book Reading
Saturday, April 22, 2:15 pm

Written by Garden friend Shaila Karkera, Giving Thanks is a thoughtful children’s book about the simple joys in life for which we can be grateful. Giving thanks for simple things, such as the beauty of the natural world, raises spirits and infuses positivity into our lives. Reading will be at 2:15 p.m. in the Pine Grove, during our Spring Plant Sale. Books will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds benefits Memphis Botanic Garden’s Education Department programs, as well as Memphis-Mumbai Connect Preschools.

Admission to the book reading, plant sale, and related talks are free. Call 901-636-4100 for information.

 

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