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Herb Harvest Fall Festival

Friday, October 4, 2019, 3:00 PM

Ozark Folk Center’s Heritage Herb Garden 30th Annual Herb Harvest Fall Festival Celebrating The Foods, Folkways & Herbs of the Northern United States, North of U.S. Highway 40 Dress Your Best for the *Lavish Herbal Feast* on October 3, 2019! Register separately at https://ozarkfolkcenter.ticketleap.com/lavish-herbal-feast/dates/Oct-03-2019_at_0600PM Herb Harvest Fall Festival Symposium Schedule Friday, October 4, 2019 8-9:00 Meeting of the Herb Society of America-South Central District 9-9:15 Break 9:15-9:30 Welcome and Announcements 9:30-10:30 The Plant Explorers, Continued - the Northern United States—Kathleen Connole 10:30-11 Break 11-12:00 Maximum Flavor and Performance: Saving the Heirloom Seeds of the Midwest —Ben Cohen 12-1:30 Lunch featuring Midwestern recipes at the Skillet (included in fee) 1:30-2:30 Northern Exposure: Crops from Coast to Coast —Susan Belsinger 2:30-3:30 Cultivating the Garden of Eden: Why the Oregon Trail Led to the Willamette Valley —Gayle Engels 3:30-4:00 Break 4-5:00 Shaker Herb Traditions and the Evolution of the American Herbal Experience —Steven Foster 7-9:00 Concert Featuring Nick Shoulders, a warbling native of the Arkansas high country-- Ozark Highland Theatre (complimentary with nametag) Saturday, October 5, 2019 8:45-9:00 Welcome and Announcements 9-10:00 From Hunting and Gathering to Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden: The Indigenous Peoples and Plants of the Northern United States—Kathleen Connole 10-10:30 Break 10:30-12:00 Regional Recipes from the East Coast to the Pacific Northwest—Susan Belsinger 12-1:30 New England-Style Lunch at the Skillet (included in fee) 1:30-2:30 American Ginseng and Goldenseal: Exploring a Sustainable Future­—Steven Foster 2:30-2:45 Break 2:45-3:45 Wild Things! Native and Naturalized Plants of Cascadia—Gayle Engels 3:45-4:00 Break 4:00-5:00 Wild-Crafted Herbs & Cold Pressed Oils: How Local Ingredients are a Recipe for Success—Ben Cohen About Our Presenters Susan Belsinger lives an herbal life, whether she is gardening, foraging, herborizing, photographing, teaching, researching, writing or creating herbal recipes for the kitchen or apothecary—she is passionate about all things herbal. Referred to as a “flavor artist”, Susan delights in kitchen alchemy—the blending of harmonious foods, herbs, and spices—to create real, delicious food, as well as libations, that nourish our bodies and spirits and titillate our senses. She has been blogging regularly for Taunton Press’ www.vegetablegardener.com for the past eight years. Grow Your Own Herbs co-authored with Arthur O. Tucker—was released in June 2019 by Timber Press. Susan is Honorary President of the Herb Society of America for the 2018 to 2020 term. www.susanbelsinger.com Ben Cohen is an author, herbalist, gardener, seed saver and educator. He is the owner of Small House Farm and the founder of Michigan Seed Library, a community seed sharing initiative that has worked to establish nearly seventy seed library programs. Ben offers workshops and lectures across the country on the benefits of living closer to the land through seeds, herbs and locally grown food and has published numerous works on these topics including his most recent book, Saving Our Seeds. He serves on the board of the International Herb Association and the advisory council for the Community Seed Network, a multi-national education and networking platform. Kathleen Connole joined the Ozark Folk Center’s Heritage Herb Garden team in 2006. Before moving to Buffalo River Country in 2005, Kathleen’s horticultural background included earning a degree in Plant Science from the University of Missouri – Columbia and working at Powell Gardens and Farrand Farms in Kansas City, Missouri. She practiced plant propagation and all aspects of greenhouse growing, and artistic gardening in the designing of premier mixed containers. Since she became the Folk Center’s Horticulturist, Kathleen’s passion has been to research the natural history of the Heritage Herb Garden’s

Cost: $15.50 - $160.00
Tickets: https://ozarkfolkcenter.ticketleap.com/herb-harvest-fall-festival/

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