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Events

The Potomac Unit engages in several annual events each year. The plant sale is a major fund raiser for the unit where members have a great time contributing plants from our gardens and working at the plant sale. This is done in conjunction with FONA at USNA.. Two symposiums are held each year sponsored by different units in our region. Many or our members attend the Herb Society of America’s Educational Conference and Annual Meeting which is held yearly at a different location in the United States.
The Potomac Unit supports the educational mission of the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) by providing members to volunteer at USBG’s annual Garden Festivals.

Under the Arbor - Chili Celebration
October 6, 2018, Saturday
National Herb Garden, U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, D.C.
This fun event hosted by Potomac Unit will have delicious dips to taste and our members will be available to answer all your questions about chili peppers. Other Mid-Atlantic Units will be providing a sample of chili based foods, including hot chocolate and sorbets. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about the diversity of chilies by exploring the Garden’s extensive collection of over 60 varieties, including some of the world’s hottest known peppers. October is usually a wonderful time to be in the herb garden, so don’t miss it.


Potomac Unit’s Annual Plant Sale
April 26 - 28, 2019
U.S. National Arboretum, Washington DC
The Potomac Unit’s annual plant sale is held the last weekend of April in
conjunction with Friends of the National Arboretum Garden Fair. This plant
sale is a good source for finding unusual herbs. http://www.fona.org
Chairperson: Kim Labash

Herb Society of America’s 2019 Educational Conference and Annual Meeting of Members
Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15, 2019
Madison, Wisconsin
http://www.herbsociety.org/grow/hsa-conference-information/


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