Herb Day 2014 set for Jan. 18
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2013
URBANA, Ill. – The featured speakers for University of
Illinois Herb Day are both informative and entertaining, according to a U of I
Extension herb specialist. The event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center near Lincoln
Avenue and I-74 in Urbana.
"This is the 15th annual Herb Day," said Chuck Voigt, U of I
Extension vegetable and herb specialist and coordinator of the event.
"This year's presenters are both knowledgeable and entertaining."
Rosemary Gladstar, from Barre, Vermont, is the founder of
Sage Mountain Herbs. She is one of the preeminent herbalists in the country
today. Her books on herbs and herbalism are best sellers. At Herb Day,
Gladstar's presentations are "Herbs for Family Health," a basic home
apothecary, and "Planting the Future," how herb gardeners can help to maintain
living stocks of endangered native healing plants.
Holly Shimizu, Executive Director of the National Botanic
Garden in Washington, D.C., was the first curator of the herb garden at the
National Arboretum. Shimizu will give two presentations entitled "The Best of
Flavor and Fragrance" and "Herb Garden Design."
Chef Marcus Terhune, from the Urbana Holiday Inn, will
provide his take on cooking with herbs. Terhune has prepared the buffets for
the last two Organic Day and Herb Day lunches and enjoys incorporating herbs in
the dishes he prepares.
In addition to the speakers, there will be a retail area
selling a wide variety of herb, spice, and gardening products as well as books
and products from the presenters.
This year online registration by credit card or check is
available at http://tinyurl.com/n5n9rdg.
Registration is also available by contacting Linda Harvey at 217-244-1693 or by
Advance registration of $60, which includes an herb-themed
lunch buffet (including vegetarian options), must be received by Jan. 10 to
On-site registration on Jan. 18 begins at 8 a.m. and will
continue only as long as space allows. On-site registration does not include
lunch. The first educational session begins promptly at 9 a.m.
Source: Charles Voigt, Extension Specialist, Vegetable Crops, email@example.com