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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.
Click here for the current newsletter.

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 18, 2019,, Wednesday, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
“The Common Fig – Everything you ever wanted to know about IT!”
Speaker: Jafar Vossoughi, retired bioengineer, Montgomery County Master Gardener
U.S. National Arboretum, Administration Building (Classroom)
3501 New York Avenue, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20002
November 16, 2019, Saturday, 11:00 am‐2:00 pm
“Los Dias de Los Muertos” A Celebration of Potomac Unit Members Who Have Gone Before
Speaker: The Potomac Unit Remembrance Committee - Laura Anthony & Pat Kenny
Takoma Park Community Center, Azalea Room
7500 Maple Avenue (enter from Philadelphia Ave.) Takoma Park MD 20912

January 15, 2020, Wednesday, 11:00 am‐2:00 pm
“Basil – Imagery and Myth”
Speaker: Julia Blakely
“The History of the Seal of the Herb Society of America”
Speaker: Rexford H. Talbert, a beloved three‐unit member of the Herb Society of America
Cullman Library Librarian, Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
American Horticultural Society, River Farm, Ballroom
7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria VA, 22308

Annual Meeting and Picnic
late May or early June 2020

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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