James Duke, PhD, herbal authority and best-selling author, kicks off the Piedmont Herb Festival
June 4 & 5, 2010
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The NC Herb Association has partnered with the Union County Master Gardeners and the NC Natural Products Association to produce the Piedmont Herb Festival. (PHF). The PHF will be held at the Union County Agricultural Services Center, 3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC on June 4 & 5, 2010.
The PHF grew from the strong regional response to a series of classes held in Monroe in early 2009. The response was so strong, in fact, that one class had to be repeated to meet the demand! In deciding where to go from there, NCHA Board members Camille Edwards and Jeff Rieves developed the idea for the PHF. “Through our combined efforts, we are proud
to offer the Piedmont region the first annual Piedmont Herb Festival!” said Camille Edwards, NCHA President. “I am thrilled that I can be a part of this undertaking for the very first time. This region is primed for growth in the natural products industry...Dr. Duke realizes this potential in the Piedmont region and was very excited to be a part of this first endeavor through the PHF.”
Camille is, of course, referring to James A. Duke, PhD, world renowned herbalist and best selling author, who will be the featured speaker at the Piedmont Herb Festival. Dr. Duke is an authoritative speaker on plants, including herbs, in the United States, Europe and Central and South America. His latest book is titled The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods: Proven Natural Remedies to Treat and Prevent More Than 80 Common Health Concerns and will be available for sale at the Festival. To find out more about Dr. Duke and his fascinating life, visit http://www.greenpharmacy.com/ .
Enjoy Dinner with Dr. Duke --- Friday June 4th, 2010
You can enjoy “Dinner and Dr Duke” on Friday evening. Classes with be held all day on Saturday. You may register for Friday’s event, Saturday’s classes or both. Registration details are being finalized and will be available soon.
event Dr James Duke
I-74 South to Presson Dr, Union county Agricultural Center
Dinner Friday (June 4th) Evening: Dr. James A Duke, noted world- renowned Herbalist will be our guest speaker on the role of plants in healing, health and diet. Dinner will be provided by local farms! Vendors on site!
Saturday (June 5th) 8am-6pm: Classes offered throughout the day. Subjects include Healthy Herb Gardens, Herbs & Music, Cooking with Herbs, Kitchen Apothecary, Tinctures and Salves and Aromatherapy! Morning and Afternoon Herb Walks! See what the vendors have to offer.
Take advantage by registering early:
(Prior to May 1st) Friday’s event: $28.00
“Late Bloomer” (After April 30th) $35.00
Saturday Classes $60.00(includes lunch) $75.00