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The Potomac Potpourri, our newsletter, is published six times a year and is available to members and to non-member subscribers. It contains current meeting information and news about unit activities, plus horticultural information and advice.
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Meetings & Programs

The Potomac Unit has five general attendance meetings a year, at various locations throughout the Washington D.C. area. These meetings start with an interesting program then proceed with the business meeting and complete with a delectable buffet catered by members.

September 12, 2018,, Wednesday, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
“Plant Collecting Trip to the Republic of Azerbaijan”
Speaker: Stefan B. Lura, Gardens Unit Botanist, and Plant Records Guru
U.S. National Arboretum, Administration Building (Classroom)
3501 New York Avenue, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20002
November 3, 2018, Saturday, 11:00 am‐2:00 pm
“Living Fences”
A friendly way to define boundary lines, provide privacy, create barriers, and offer
shelter and sustenance for wildlife on your property. The talk will stress an accent on herbal and edible plants.
Speaker: LeeAnne Gelletley, Volunteer Educator, Montgomery County Master Gardener
Takoma Park Community Center, Azalea Room (enter from parking lot)
7500 Maple Avenue (enter from Philadelphia Ave.)
Takoma Park MD 20912

January 16, 2019, Wednesday, 11:00 am‐2:00 pm
“White House Grounds and Gardens”
Speaker: James R. Adams, Past Potomac Unit Chairman 2007‐2009
American Horticultural Society, River Farm, Ballroom
7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria VA, 22308‐1300

March 16, 2019, Saturday, 11:00 am‐2:00 pm
“The Bitter Truth”
Herbs can help us out of the winter doldrum.
Speaker: Erin M. Holden, past National Herb Garden Intern 2014,
Master of Science & Certified Herbalist
American University Katzen Art Center (details in later newsletters)
4400 Massachusetts (& Nebraska Avenues), Washington, D.C. 20016

Annual Meeting and Picnic
May or June 2019

The meeting/picnic will be held at Barry and Rosemary Eigen’s home in the lovely suburbs of Ellicott City MD.

Watch the Potomac Potpourri for announcements of details, meeting dates
and locations. The newsletter for the Potomac Unit of the HSA, the Potomac Potpourri is published bi-monthly.





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