Welcome to the Midwestern Herb and Garden Show!

 2014 Midwestern Herb and Garden Show will be held at the Times Square Mall in Mt. Vernon Illinois on Feb 7th, 8th, & 9th.

Keynote Speaker

Sharon Lovejoy

Sharon Lovejoy is an award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator of ten books, including Sunflower Houses; Trowel & Error; and Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots. For 13 years, she was a contributing editor for Country Living Gardener magazine with a regular feature column.


In addition to her own books, Sharon contributed to seven other books including The New Book of Knowledge encyclopedia and publications from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Rodale Press.  Her books and magazine articles have received numerous awards from The Garden Writers Association, the National Outdoor Book Award in Children’s Literature, iParenting.com Media Award, and the Gold Award from National Parenting Publications Awards. 

Sharon has been a guest on Today on NBC, The Victory Garden on PBS, HGTV, the Discovery Channel, and numerous TV and radio programs from coast to coast. Look for the March issue of This Old House magazine for an article about her remodeled 1930’s kitchen and her debut middle grade novel Running Out of Night (Random House) in Fall 2014.

Eddy Weiss


Recognized as a respected authority, Eddy Weiss has traveled across the United States presenting to libraries, hospitals, universities, businesses, chambers, civic groups, churches and schools creating a more educated and safer America.

Driven by an insatiable curiosity to understand the fundamental principles that create a successful life, Eddy Weiss has earned a reputation as a leading authority in the areas of Disaster Preparedness, Strategic Planning, Disaster Mitigation and practical problem solving.


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