Chatham County Herb Symposium

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Chatham Master Gardener Program Logo

September 20, 2024
Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join the NC State Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Chatham County for an exciting day all about herbs! We will kick off with two inspiring keynote speeches followed by the choice of participating in three fascinating breakout groups, then topping it off with a chance to visit local and regional vendors of all things herbs! There will be coffee, tea and morning pastries by Phoenix Bakery followed by a catered lunch by 39 West. Carolina Cravings will provide cookies for the afternoon break. Come join us!

herb garden

Keynote Speakers

Scaping with Herbs  – Brie Arthur

Top Ten Culinary Herbs: From Seeds to Storage – Henrietta Cummings

Breakout Concurrent Sessions

Growing Tea Plants  – Sandy Straw of Camellia Forest

Self Care Using Herbs  – Hannah Popish of Poppysol Farm and Apothecary

Nurturing Yourself with Herbal Teas  – Henrietta Cummings of Edge of the World Farm

Cooking with and Preserving Herbs –  Tara Gregory of NCCE Chatham County

Herbal Body Products  – Tracie Little


Little Forest Herbs


Camellia Forest

Deerhoof Gardens

Edge of the World Farm

Libba Adam’s Garden Themed Pottery

Dutch Buffalo Farm

Nature on our Doorstep

Abela Body Care

Brie Grows

Solstice Herb Farm

Harris Hives


Time Event Speaker


8:50 Welcome and Introductions NC State EMG Volunteers of Chatham County
9:00 Keynote  – ‘Scaping with Herbs’ Brie Arthur


10:00 Keynote – ‘Top Ten Culinary Herbs: From Seed to Storage’ Henrietta Cummings

Break with Refreshments


Two Concurrent Workshops

Growing Tea Plants               OR

Self Care Using Herbs

Sandy Straw

Hannah Popish



Vendors open 12:00 – 5:00


Two Concurrent Workshops

Nurturing Yourself w/ Herbal Teas   OR

Cooking With and Preserving Herbs (Limit 20)

Henrietta Cummings

Tara Gregory




Two Concurrent Workshops

Herbal Body Products   OR

Cooking With and Preserving Herbs (Limit 20)

Tracie Little

Tara Gregory


Visit Vendors

EMG Demonstration Garden Tours


Symposium Closing

The public will be allowed in from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. to shop with our vendors.

The fee for attending the symposium is $45 and includes all food and beverages.

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