April Program

Ten Medicinal Herbs for the Home Garden

Dr. Jeanine Davis

Associate Professor of Horticulture and Extension Specialist,

North Carolina State University

Thursday, April 16, 7 pm 

Johnson City Seniors’ Center

510 Bert St., Johnson City

Dr. Davis’s research and extension programs are dedicated to sustainable and organic production of medicinal and culinary herbs, vegetables and specialty crops. She will introduce to us medicinal plants that can be grown in our gardens and discuss the research and use of each.

Dr. Jeanine Davis is a researcher and extension specialist with NC State located at the Mountain Research and Extension Center, Mills River, NC, in the mountains of western North Carolina. For over 25 years, her pro-gram has been focused on helping farmers improve profitability by growing new crops, transitioning to organic agriculture, and adopting more sustainable practices. Medicinal herbs are among her specialties and she is co-author of the book Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal & Other Woodland Medicinals. She is also a frequent and popular public speaker on medicinal herbs, specialty crops, and sustainable living. Her current re-search efforts are focused on woodland botanicals, Chinese herbs, hops, truffles, broccoli, and organic heirloom tomatoes. www.ncherb.org

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.

Other April Events

April 11 – Seminar at Martin’s Greenhouse at 10 a.m. ”12 Flowers I can’t Garden Without” – speaker: Hugh Conlon
April 18 – Annual Plant Auction from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Sycamore Shoals Park in Elizabethton.

 

 Slideshow from January meeting with Dr. Natalie Bumgarner

Chosen by American Hosta Growers, the Winners are…   Submitted by Hugh Conlon

Master Gardener Workshop for Beginner Gardeners on February 7th:

Click here for details and signup.

Trends in Gardening – edited by Hugh Conlin