April News and Programs

Come Sit a Spell with Ellen Reynolds 

Herbs 101 and Beyond From the Basics to the Unusual 

April 24, 7pm

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City

Ellen Reynolds owns Beagle Ridge Herb Farm in Southwest VA. The 160 acre farm contains display gardens, a shop, 4.5 miles of trails and Serendipity, which is quickly turning into a popular wedding venue. Open from May to October she enjoys sharing her love of lavender with visitors from around the world. Ellen manufactures products including Bath and Body products line, Seasoning Blends and several value added products. A wide variety of plants are available all summer long. A Master Gardener since 1992, and a Master Natural-ist since 2006 she has developed a curriculum, Kids Grow in th Garden, which is implemented in area schools. Ellen teaches workshops on everything from gardening to herbal products on site and all over the eastern seaboard. This year Ellen will also teach two workshops at the Abingdon Garden Faire and have a booth selling a variety of herbs. Visit her website at http://www.beagleridgeherbfarm.com/43/index.html for more information. Co-sponsored by Johnson City Senior Center.

Directions to Johnson City Senior Center at Memorial Park Community Center: 

From I-26 South, Take the Market St. Exit. Market St. only goes right, so go straight through the intersection and turn left on Main Street. At the intersection of Main and State of Franklin, turn left. Bert Street is the first STREET (not parking lot) after you go past the post office. (Don’t be fooled by the driveway on Main Street. That is the back of the building.) Turn right on Bert St. The main parking lot will be on the right.

Tour of Gardens in Asheville NC June 7, 2014 

Daylily Auction: Saturday April 5  2pm – 4pm

March SAPS Program: See Slideshow from February’s Program by R. Allen Straw Better Vegetable Varieties for Northeast TN/SW Virginia Gardeners