Friday, May 14, 2010

Celebrating Dill at Herbfest!

My friend and I spent the day in Chagrin Falls, Ohio celebrating Herbfest at The Village Herb Shop.  The 2010 Herb of the Year is Dill and Kathleen Gips, the owner, did a wonderful program and then we had a workshop and made several items made with dill.  The Herbfest continues tomorrow so if you are in the Chagrin Falls area, please check it out at the link above.  The program is free and begins at 10:30 AM and then the workshop starts at 11 AM and goes until Noon and costs $15.  Lots of recipes and information about dill that will enhance your learning experience.  Even if you can't get to Chagrin Falls, you can sign up for their monthly e-mail herbal newsletter.  It is jammed packed with wonderful information and recipes.

Kathleen's shop is chock full of herbal goodies, gardening goodies, aromatherapy goodies and antique goodies.

The Village Herb Shop has a beautiful display garden in the front of the property that is divided into various gardens and in summer is an herbal haven.  Kathleen is an herbal treasure and I am glad to call her my friend!

Also, I would like to mention that author Sharon Lovejoy will be speaking at the Chagrin Falls Town Hall on Thursday evening, June 17, 2010 at 6:30 PM sponsored by The Village Herb Shop.  Tickets are $15 and includes a fairy thyme tea as well as meeting Sharon and having her sign her new book, Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars or any of her other books.  I'm really looking forward to meeting her!  The Village Herb Shop will be open for special shopping 10 AM to 9 PM on June 17th.  You need to call (440) 247-5029 if you are in Ohio or out of state (like me) 1-800-836-9120 to reserve your ticket or tickets.  Hope if you are in the area, you will think about spending an evening with Sharon Lovejoy. 

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