2014 SPEAKER & WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  


The 16th Annual Pennsylvania Herb & Garden Festival
Friday April 11,  2014    Noon - 7pm
& Saturday April  12, 2014    9am - 4pm

York Expo Center/Memorial Hall
334 Carlisle Avenue, York, PA  17404 

Friday, April 11th

12:30 Barb Steele - Alloway Creek Gardens & Herb Farm
"Herb of 2014 - Artemisia"
Barbara Steele of Alloway Creek Gardens returns as a popular presenter of the Herb of the Year 2014—“Artemisia”. “It is always a pleasure to introduce new ideas of herb usage and interact with those who have insight into the plant world”. With over 200 varieties of Artemisia, Barbara will examine and present some that are most useful to garden design, medicinal, companion planting, and even culinary. Entertain the thought of a Moon Garden; after all the Greek goddess,” Artemis” was associated with the Moon as well as the hunt with her silver arrows. Imagine a walk in the moonlight with the shimmering silver plants—a magical time.

1:30  Judy Bono - The Gardener of the Owl Valley
Miniature Garden Workshop

2:00 Marina Schaum - Ohio Valley Herbal Products Inc.
"​Herbs the Magic Healers"
Knowledge of wild herbs can benefit body,mind and spirit. Awaken to the power of wild plants. Simplify your life and augment your health. Let Marina lead you on a magical “walk through the weeds”.

2:45 Maryanne Schwartz - Lancaster County Soapworks, Etc. & 
Tina Sams - Essential Herbal Magazine
Cold Process Herbal Soap Making Workshop


3:45 Dr. Brent Binder
Herbalism From East to West
This talk will cover concepts from Western and Ayurvedic Herbalism empowering each attendee to cultivate and nurture their own Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health with sacred plant medicine. You will learn how to manage a variety of conditions like arthritis, back pain, headaches, allergies, sinus infections, colds, coughs, and ailments of the skin. You will also learn how to nourish and heal the heart, brain, thyroid, digestive organs, and reproductive organs. Then, after taking an individual survey to reveal your Dosha, you will be guided through an herbal medicine practice according to Ayurvedic principles. 


4:15 Susan Eggleston - Sweet Annie Herbals
Herb Garden Planter Box Workshop
or Watering Can Workshop

5:00  Susan Morris - Sue's Salves
"Planting by the Moon"-the gardeners best tool for successfully timing all gardening and farming activities and much more. Learn the basics of lunar gardening and become a cosmic gardener. Bring the cosmos down to earth by planting according two principals, the sign and phase of the moon.
Sue Morris publishes the “Planting and Living by the Moon” calendar and will share her knowledge of biodyamic gardening principals.


Saturday, April 12

9:30 Barb Steele - Alloway Creek Gardens & Herb Farm
"Herb of 2014 - Artemisia"
Barbara Steele of Alloway Creek Gardens returns as a popular presenter of the Herb of the Year 2014—“Artemisia”. “It is always a pleasure to introduce new ideas of herb usage and interact with those who have insight into the plant world”. With over 200 varieties of Artemisia, Barbara will examine and present some that are most useful to garden design, medicinal, companion planting, and even culinary. Entertain the thought of a Moon Garden; after all the Greek goddess,” Artemis” was associated with the Moon as well as the hunt with her silver arrows. Imagine a walk in the moonlight with the shimmering silver plants—a magical time.

10:00 Susan Eggleston Sweet Annie Herbals
Herb Garden Planter Box Workshop
or Watering Can Workshop

10:45 Lisa  Sanchez, Naturalist, Lancaster County Parks and Recreation
"Spring's Edible Plants"
Liven up your spring diet with fresh wildflowers. Join Lisa J. Sanchez to experience Spring’s edible plants. Learn what is sprouting and flowering in the woodlands and backyards of Pennsylvania. Bring along an adventurous appetite for sampling and learning new healthy recipes.

Noon  Eileen F. Yeager-Herbal Artist & Printmaker
"World of Herbs - Ethnic Use of Culinary Herbs" 
Eileen F. Yeager, of E. F. Yeager Garden Studio from western Pennsylvania. Internationally collected and award winning Artist Eileen Yeager travels the Mid-Atlantic States giving lectures and sharing her Herbal Artwork with groups. “Having grown and used herbs in my cooking for years, I wanted to expand that enthusiasm further into my artwork. But where should I begin? There are so many herbs! Finally I decided to group the herbs by nationality, since herb combinations in most traditional dishes are very much ethnically driven.”She will share with you the many surprises she has discovered in her research of those nationalities. You will learn the five factors that set your destiny for the food and herbs you enjoy. A Self-taught Artist and Herbalist, Eileen has created more than 50 Nationality Herb “Bouquets” (combining Etchings and Nature Prints), since she began incorporating culinary herbs into her artwork in 1994.

1:15 Judy Bono - The Gardener of the Owl Valley
"A Walk in the Woods – Our Native Spring Flora"
In Spring, beauty blankets the floor of woodland gardens. These native blooms are called “ephemerals” since they last only a brief time. Enjoy a visual presentation as you walk through the Owl Valley woodland garden of Judy Bono, owner of The Gardener of the Owl Valley. Learn about Trillium, Bloodroot, Shooting Star and more of our native spring beauties. Learn how you can plant a woodland garden path. Planting Guide provided. 

2:30 Joe Manotti -Your Garden Solution
"Square Foot Gardening"
Joe became a Certified Instructor through the Square Foot Gardening Foundation and was taught by Mel Bartholomew, inventor of Square Foot Gardening.  He enjoys teaching people how to grow their own fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables. Joe's company Your Garden Solution, enables gardeners to grow more in less space, while saving them time, water, and seeds in the process.









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