Learn how early American settlers used herbs for all their household needs. Discover herbs that have fallen out of favor, and surprising uses for common plants. We'll begin in the library with a presentation by Sustainability Matters' Sari Carp, then visit Blandy's herb garden for hands-on discussion and harvesting insect-repellent bookmarks from the colonists' favorite ''Bible herb''. We'll return to the library to enjoy historic herb cookies and the ''patriotic tea'' drunk by caffeine-deprived Americans in the Boston Tea Party era. 

Sustainability Matters and FOSA members $20, non-members $25. Pre-registration required!


  • Occurred Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Virginia State Arboretum (Blandy)

400 Blandy Farm Ln
Boyce, VA 22620


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