Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

July, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Herb Conference
The International Herb Association Annual Public and Member Education Day is Saturday, July 15, 2006, at the Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View, Arkansas, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The fee is $50.00. Speakers include Steven Foster on herbs from around the world; Marge Powell on lotions, salves, and ointments; Deborah Redden on scented geraniums; Karen England on cooking with scented geraniusms; Nancy Momsen on herbal teas; Marge Powell and Kay Whitlock on starting an herb business; and Susan Belsinger and Donna Frawley on summer salads. For more information, call (870) 447-2248, or visit:


Cooking with Berries
Most likely there are more recent books on using berries in the kitchen, but for those willing to search for out-of-print books, Cooking with Berries, by Margaret Woolfolk (Clarkson N. Potter, 1979), will not disappoint. Focusing on strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, and gooseberries, the book has a wide range of recipes including breads, cakes, pies, and muffins, as well as drinks, soups, salads, and main courses. There are also basic instructions for freezing and canning plus jam, jelly, ice cream, and wine-making. Although there are a few exceptions, most of the recipes are not at all dated.


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