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Join us for our next meeting
Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Herb Society of America, Baton Rouge Unit presents
Shakers and their Herbs
Dr. Mary Bellis Williams will tell us how the Shakers were important in America. In addition to hybridizing valuable crops, vegetables, and fruit trees, they also developed improved farm animal stock, and the first viable commercial herb business in America. In the 19th century, medicine was primarily herbal and the Shakers grew, packaged, and shipped pure herbs all over the United States. There will be handouts of Shaker recipes and information.
In addition to our presentation, we may still have a few olive trees for sale!
The trees are one year old, Mission olives. They are planted in one quart containers. The cost is $20 per tree. These trees will begin producing olives in four to five years. No, you won’t be able to make a large amount of olive oil with tree until many years. But you can enjoy the beautiful silver green leaves in your landscape, eat the olives, and make a healthful olive leaf extract.
Members attend all regularly scheduled meetings free, unless otherwise noted.
Thanks for supporting HERB SOCIETY and the future HERB GARDEN at BURDEN.
**NOTE: Unless otherwise noted our meetings are held Burden Research Center in the Conference Center 4560 Essen just past I-10. Enter the main drive and go to the end of the road that runs parallel to I-10. The Ione Burden Conference Center will be at first curve to the left. After turning, and turn right to go into the parking lot.
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