Wednesday, July 10, 2013

HANS Herb Fair - Sunday July 21

Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia Presents our:

11th Annual Herb Fair


Preserving our Native Plant Treasures

Sunday, July 21, 2013 

8:30 am - 5 pm

Location:  Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens , Acadia University ,

32 University Ave., Wolfville , N.S.


9-9:45 Registration - lobby of auditorium

9:45-10 -Welcome & Housekeeping,    with Michele Haddal   -   Auditorium  

10:00 - 11:30 Panel Discussion  - Auditorium

"Preserving our Native Medicinals Through Creating Botanical Sanctuaries" with -

John Cummings, HANS

Cheendana, Avalon Gardens

Alex deNicola, Highland Farm

Melanie Priesnitz, Acadia Univ.


 11:30 - 1:00 - Lunch & AGM

All members welcome to AGM

Bring your own lunch (water and herbal teas provided).


1:00 - 2:30 Workshop Series A   (choose one)

* "Permaculture basics" - Alex deNicola

     Overview of Permaculture perspective and how to's for a sustainable garden

* NS Indigenous Plant walk - Laurie Lacey

2:45 - 4:15 Workshop Series B    (choose one)

* " Creating your own herbarium for fun and enlightenment" - Jeanette Poirier

Tour Acadia 's herbarium and then learn how to gather, press and preserve plants in your own herbarium.

* "Propagating and growing plants" - Linda Swinamer & Michele Haddal

Learn when & how to make cuttings and how to root them, and other propagation techniques


4:30 - 5:15 Closing Circle & Giveaway   with Rita Baruss

At the Closing Circle we say thank you.  We have adopted the custom of asking everyone to bring a small gift to place on a blanket which will be at the centre of the circle.  Then each of us, in turn, takes something from the blanket - a remembrance of this lovely day.

Please bring something to share at the giveaway.


All Day Activities:


Penny Auction HANS Fundraiser

Socializing with fellow herbies

NOTEMost activities will be held outdoors.  Please dress accordingly.  Should the weather be bad, workshops will be held indoors.

Remember to Bring:

Lunch   Mug   Giveaway Item   Money for Market

Registration Fees

HANS Members                   $40

Non-HANS Members             $65

HANS membership is only $25.00 per year

For more information check the HANS website:

Or call:

Jeanette Poirier 902-531-3828

The solutions to our dis-ease lie in a harmonous relationship with Nature.  She will speak to us when we are willing to listen.

HerbalWizdom Nature Therapy
Jeanette Poirier, CHT
Medical Herbalist
Blockhouse, NS
(902) 531-3828