Our next meeting is scheduled on Thursday, July 2, at 6:30 pm at Hisle Park, 3551 Briar Hill Road
Andrew Bentley will speak about the Historical Importance of Herbs
Herbs are everywhere. In pre-industrial America native Americans and early settlers routinely used plants for purposes that we no longer remember, for example as medicines and to flavor their foods, or to control pests and bad odors. This outdoor presentation will show us that there is much more to our common weeds and beloved wildflowers than we may suspect.
We will gather in front of the barn under the Hickory trees (right next to the parking lot). Please bring your own chair and any refreshments you want to consume. We ask that you keep a distance of at least 6 feet from others. Face masks are recommended but not required during the presentation.
At 7 pm we’ll have a brief discussion of chapter business and then Dr. Bentley will give a presentation followed by a walk to look at the herbs he discusses. Unlike the meeting itself and the presentation, which are open to all who come, the walk will be limited to 15 participants who must wear face masks. If you want to go on the walk, you can sign up for it when you arrive at the meeting.