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Friday Feb. 8th, 2013

10:00 am - Many uses of Lavender - Elaine Wilson, Ellen’s Herbal Teas, Fairfield, IL Come hear Elaine Wilson expound on the pleasures and treasures of lavender - from raising for sheer enjoyment, to using for various crafts, sachets, and potpourri, to cooking with lavender - you'll leave the workshop relaxed from the delight of aromatherapy and inspired to be a grower of lavender.

11:00 am - Natural herbal Cleaning Products - Huckleberry Hutch - Joyce Miller Learn how to clean your home using non toxic herbal products.

Noon - Watkins Heart Healthy Cooking - Charlotte Smith Watkins ProductsRecipes and health tips & quick things to fix

1:00 pm - Sprouting Seeds - Ellen’s Herbal Teas - Ellen Wilson
From health benefits to blessings on the family budget, come hear Certified Health Specialist Ellen Wilson tell the " hows and whys" of sprouting various seeds for your health and enjoyment.

2:00 pm - Ask the Blacksmith - Stuff for the home and garden - Auxier Creek Forge – John Lovin

3:00 pm - The Experienced Beekeeper - Eleanor Schumacher, Illinois Apiary Inspector, Department of Agriculture
“What is behind the media buzz about the “Disappearing Honeybee?” Can these diseases be easily managed? How can a beekeeper keep more hives healthy, and make more honey? Learn advanced methods to help the bees and become a better beekeeper.”

4:00 pm - Daffodils for every Garden and Home - Ernie Henson Rainbow Acres, Iuka, IL

5:00 pm - Melinda Myers Program and Book Signing -Small Space Gardening Simple ideas for packing a lot of garden into a small space or creating an intimate garden within a large lot. Tips and techniques for designing and maintaining gardens with year round interest in every layer form the ground to the roof line. General concepts and specific plants suited to the region will be covered.

7:00 pm - Gourd Workshop - Wilsons Gourds Region 1 co-contacts and Region 2 contacts for Illinois Gourd Society and Members of The American Gourd Society are offering a Gourd Workshop "Making your own gourd birdfeeder". All supplies will be furnished and even birdseed. We will also discuss how birdfeeders attract birds to gourd birdhouses. Registration fee is $15.00 costs for supplies per student. Class size limit: 15. Contact: Karen and Paul B. Wilson to register: 618-822-6959 or website: www.wilsonsgourds.com. Thank you.