2015 SPEAKER & WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  


The 17th Annual Pennsylvania Herb & Garden Festival
Friday April 10, 2015    Noon - 6pm
& Saturday April  11, 2015    8am - 3pm

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


Friday, April 10, 2015​

12:15 Joe Manotti - Your Garden Solution
"Square Foot Gardening"

12:30 Beth Thomason - Thomason's Olde Thyme Herb Farm
"Herbal House Cleaning Products" Workshop 

1:00 Susanna Reppert Brill​ -The Rosemary House
"Herb of 2015 - Savory"
​The International Herb Association selects the Herb of the Year. 2015 Herb is Savory. Susanna will discuss the best planting, growing and harvesting methods. Savory can be used in many ways, culinary, medicinal and crafting.

1:30 Annette Davis - dōTERRA Essential Oils Consultant
"Using Essential Oils for Health and Well-Being" Workshop

1:45  Blake Romano - North Mountain Nursery LLC
"Companion Planting of Herbs, Vegetables, & Flowers"

2:30 ​Judy Bono - The Gardener of the Owl Valley
"Broken Pot Fairy Garden" Workshop

2:45 Narah Tomboc - Narah's Naturals​
"Essential Oils 101"​
Intro to Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. Essential oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. Narah Tomboc, licensed massage therapist will introduce you to how safe and simple it is to bring the benefits of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade(CPTG) essential oils into your life. Narah will be sharing a brief history of essential oils, the differences in grades and their typical applications as well as three ways to effectively and safely apply essential oils to improve the quality of your life. Once you experience the purity and potency of dōTERRA CPTG essential oils for yourself, you will understand how dōTERRA’s essential oils truly are “Gifts of the Earth”.


3:30 Chef Robert Roebuck
"Using Culinary Herbs to add Flavor"
Chef Roebuck will discuss the many uses of Savory and various herbs used in the preparation of Flavorful Foods

4:45 Barb Steele - Alloway Creek Gardens
"Lovely Lavender"
Lavender has always been one of my very favorite herbs—a lovely plant in the landscape and in use.  Learn about the many lavender varieties, cultivation and garden landscape, as well as a demonstration of potpourris, and lavender products. A handout sheet with Lavender varieties and recipes will be provided. “Lovely Lavender” a book written by Tina James, Barbara Steele, and Marlene Lufriu—Alloway Press 1990 is available for sale. 



Saturday, April 11, 2015​​

8:30 Susanna Reppert Brill​ -The Rosemary House
​"Herb of 2015 - Savory"
The International Herb Association selects the Herb of the Year. 2015 Herb is Savory. Susanna will discuss the best planting, growing and harvesting methods. Savory can be used in many ways, culinary, medicinal and crafting.

9:00  Carolyn Bupp - Cross Creek Farm
"Succulent Log Garden" Workshop

9:30 Tina Sams-The Essential Herbal Magazine(Editor, Publisher, & Writer) & 
Author of the book "Healing Herbs" to be published in March 2015
"Healing Weeds Outside Your Door"
We'll talk about some of the most common regional weeds that have surprising food value and health benefits. Learn why some of the plants that have been hitting the mulch pile might serve you better in the kitchen or apothecary.​

10:30 Barb Steele- Alloway Creek Gardens
"Lavender Planter" Workshop

10:45 Sue Morris - Sue's Salves
"Planting by the Moon"
Planting by the Moon is as old as agriculture itself. By understanding the 2 simple principles of lunar gardening you will discover how simple it can be to plan all of your garden and farming activities by the sign and phase of the moon. Sue Morris, publisher of the biodynamic "Planting and Living by the Moon" calendar will teach you how to choose the optimum days for all of your gardening activities from planting to harvesting, weeding and fertilizing, and will offer many other useful tips for becoming a cosmic gardener! Lunar gardening is the best garden tool of all! 
http://suesalves.com/shop/planting-by-the-moon/

12:00 Chef Robert Roebuck
"Using Culinary Herbs to add Flavor"
Chef Roebuck will discuss the many uses of Savory and various herbs used in the preparation of Flavorful Foods​

1:00 Annette Davis - ​ dōTERRA Essential Oils Consultant
"Using Essential Oils for Health and Well-Being" Workshop

1:30 Pat Sweetman -
"Herbs included in the Works of William Shakespeare"
William Shakespeare loved gardening as his works include many mentions of common herbs in Elizabethan England. A Shakesperean herb garden is a creative theme garden. The talk will include several of the herbs most referenced in his writings.












PENNSYLVANIA HERB & GARDEN FESTIVAL