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The Herb Society of Nashville
Unit of
The Herb Society of America, Inc.

Public Events

The following events, which are open to the public, are described below:

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Note: This list will NOT be shared with anyone. It will only be used to inform you of these events and the care and use of herbs.

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Herb Day 2014

Herb Day 2014 will be on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and will take place in Cheekwood's Botanic Hall from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Online Registration for Herb Day - Early Bird Registration $42 available now through August 31st. Enter your name and phone number and pay below. If you will be bringing a friend or friends, please use separate registrations for each person.

You will have an opportunity to add an optional comment on the final checkout page after hitting Pay Now.

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Mail-in Registration. If you would like to register by mail, download this registration form, print it, fill it out and send it in along with your check.

Additionally, here is a bi-fold brochure, which you can download and print. To ensure that it prints with the proper orientation, be sure when you print it use the following options on your printer: two-sided printing and flip or turn on the short side.

The Herb Society of Nashville (HSN) presents Herb Day 2014, “A Closer Look at Herbs,” on September 20, 2014, at Nashville’s Cheekwood Botanic Hall. Save the Day! This is the HSN’s largest annual educational event open to the public. Join us to experience an up-close look at herbs. Come and celebrate the knowledge, beauty, and cultural richness of the herbaceous plants, which impact nearly every aspect of our lives.

Nashville’s own Rita Venable will be present to sign copies of her newest book “Butterflies of Tennessee” and to speak on the importance of cultivating milkweeds to sustain monarch butterfly populations.

The 2014 Herb Day program offers a closer look at herbs in the laboratory, in our gardens and in the artist’s studio. This provocative program will raise awareness of botanical adulteration, a practice dating back to the beginnings of trade and commerce. Jenny Perez, community herbalist and education coordinator at the American Botanical Council, will introduce us to the Botanical Adulterants Program, highlighting present-day efforts to identify and expose adulterants in botanical products in the marketplace. This program focusses on both accidental and intentional adulteration of herbal ingredients that find their way into popular commercial botanical products, such as herbal dietary supplements, herbal teas, and cosmetics.

Erika Galentin, MNIMH, of United Plant Savers (UpS) will update us on at-risk herbal species and what we can do to sustain them. Certain native herbs are at risk of extinction and have suffered significant declines within their current range due to over-harvesting, loss of habitat, poor logging practices, or by the nature of their innate rareness or sensitivity. The UpS At-Risk List includes native herbs broadly used in commerce, including some of our local landscaping favorites!

Atlanta artist, Linda Fraser completes the odyssey, enchanting us with the fascinating history of botanical illustration and its vital role in species identification. Linda Fraser illustrates native plants in their natural habitat, deftly chronicling the change of seasons. You will have ample opportunity to appreciate the beauty of Linda’s illustrations, each with its own compelling story, as well as to purchase samples of her work. To preview Linda Fraser’s artwork visit lindafraserartist.com.

Herb Day begins with sign in at 8:30 am. and the actual program at 9:15 am. Pick up your program booklet and nametag. Enjoy musical entertainment by The Contrarian Ensemble while networking with herb enthusiasts, shopping for treasures offered by local vendors, and sampling delectable herb infused treats at our hospitality table. During breaks in the educational program, explore the beautiful Cheekwood Botanical Garden and take a guided tour of the Herb Garden maintained by HSN members. Registration includes a delicious hot lunch. The event will wrap up by 4:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. The cost to participate in our 2014 Herb Day educational program is $47 per person. Register by August 31st to take advantage of a discounted Early Bird rate of only $42 per person. Registration deadline is September 14, 2014 at midnight. ___________________________

The Herb Society of Nashville is a non-profit, working organization and an official affiliate of the Herb Society of America since 1981. Our mission is to promote the knowledge, use, and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing our experience with the community. Each year we sponsor Herb Day at Cheekwood. We invite you to join our passionate celebration of herbs and share the joy.

The American Botanical Council is an independent, nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry, and the media. To learn more about the American Botanical Council and The Botanical Adulterants Program visit abc.herbalgram.org.

United Plant Savers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of medicinal plants native to the United States and Canada and the protection of their habitat to ensure an abundant and renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come. To learn more about United Plant Savers visit unitedplantsavers.org.

For more information email HerbDay2014 "at" Gmail "dot" com