Potomac Unit members enjoy and participate in many activities. These activities include traditional hands-on craft workshops where we create botanical beads, wreaths, potpourri, tussie mussies, culinary packets and novelty items. In culinary and herb study gatherings, we expound on our herbal knowledge and gardening expertise in cultivating herbs with vegetable and ornamental plants.

Rose Beads
The Potomac Unit is very proud of its traditional method of making Rose Beads. Workshops are held where we make the beads and then fashion them into attractive necklaces and earrings. The rose bead group will meets bimonthly, on Friday mornings. Check the newsletter for meeting dates and locations. Please email
jmlwinder@verizon.net for more information about rose beads or if you are interested in purchasing rose bead jewelry.
Chairperson: Mary Lou Winder

Herb Study
The Herb Study Group enjoys interesting meetings to further our member’s knowledge of herbs through research and study. Following the discussions, we will enjoy lunch or snacks to share our culinary experiences with dishes that incorporate the featured herb. This year we will continue with the theme of Coriander, the 2017 Herb of the Year. Please check current newsletter on website for more information regarding these sessions.
Chairperson: Mary Schwegle

Herb Crafts – A Day with Herbs and a Sage from Our Unit
This series of “hands-on” workshops will focus on the basics of growing, cooking, and crafting with herbs. We welcome potential new members and folk that can't make a craft. Most workshops are fee based. Sessions will be hosted by the *noted member. See newsletter for more information of upcoming herbal craft workshops.
Chairperson: Linda Martin

Annual Membership Tea
January 7, 2018, Sunday, 1:00 pm
At the home of Jo Sellers, Burke, Virginia
Jo Sellers and Shirley Harp - co‐hosts

Trips to historic sites, gourmet restaurants, herb shops, as well as to public and private gardens are also sponsored by the Potomac Unit. Check current newsletter for future scheduled trips.

Joan Burka Memorial Herbal Luncheon at L’Académie de Cuisine
November 17, 2017, Friday, 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Chef Francois Dionot will once again dazzle us with his culinary demonstration and then a luncheon with wine to be served to all in attendance.
Coordinator: Kim Labash The cost will be $50.00 per person, payable in advance to Kim Labash. Contact Kim for further details at LoudounValleyHerbs@yahoo.com $50.00 fee – Payment needs to be made by October 15.
Location: 16006 Industrial Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Potomac Unit and Springfield Acres Garden Club Events
Attended by both clubs.
Chairperson: Jo Sellers

Penzeys Spices
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 11:00 am
Lunch at PLAKA GRILL Greek Restaurant
513 W Broad St., Falls Church, VA

Do Yourself a Flavor‐Nutrition of Herbs
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 11:00 am
Speaker: Susanna Reppert Brill
Herbal Lunch, followed by lecture.
118 S. Market St., Mechanicsburg, PA

Watch the Potpourri for announcements of details, meeting dates, and locations.

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