JANUARY 2017 PUBLIC MEETING WITH STANTON PRIOR
Consider becoming a member of the Central Ohio Herb Society and enjoy the opportunity to be a part of the learning, care, and legacy of tending to the garden. Herbs have a variety of uses including aromatherapy, culinary use, education, environmental sustainability, gardening, health, and attracting or refracting wildlife, to name a few! We welcome your interest whether you are new to gardening and herbs or a seasoned herbie.
Our herb gardens are for you to enjoy. Herbs can be a beautiful, as well as useful addition to any garden bed. Come visit our beds at Inniswood Metro Gardens and be inspired by the colors, scents and flavors in our beds. You'll be amazed at the variety of herbs that can be grown in Central Ohio!
Making delicious food from the garden. Jan Kish, owner of La Petite Fleur, was our November presenter, and she brought with her a variety of delicious foods, and center pieces for a harvest table. As part of her visit, she demonstrated how to spin sugar, which she wrapped around a cone of doughnut holes. She also brought recipes for the things she brought: Salsa and Cheese dip, Mom's Liver Paté, Simple Syrup, Tuscan Sunset, Meyer Lemon and Thyme Whiskey Sour, Walnut Cheese Cocktail cookie, Rosemary Goat Cheese, and Spun Sugar.
On January 11, 2017 our special guest speaker was Stanton Prior who briefly explained his unique form of bacon fat old fashioned soap called Hogwash Soap. If you are interested in purchasing his soap, he sells at the summer farm
markets of Dublin, Powell, Granview and Worthington. He is currently selling at the Worthington Winter Market on Saturdays.
Are we any different than the gardens we tend?
They freeze, bud, flower, fall and, with the sun, up bend.
We strive for forbe-filled rooms o’ use and delight.
They persevere despite everything changing overnight.
And, in our life’s grand huzzah we both touch so many lives.
Yes, along the herbal paths’ where our spirit ever thrives.