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Hobbit Gardens to host Herb Festival

Herb Festival 2014 will be held Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Hobbit Gardens Erth Gathering Center in Fillmore. The event is sponsored by Hobbit Gardens, The Hoosier Herbalists, and the Indiana Chapter of the American Herbalists Guild.

Opening Circle will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. garden tour led by Constance Campbell Ferry. At 11:30, Jen Owen will give a lecture titled "Herbs for Vitality". At 1 p.m., Sarah Blankenbaker will give a lecture titled "Connecting with Your Plant Allies" while Greg Monzel leads an herb walk. A drum circle will be held at 2 p.m. Grace MacNeil will speak about "Making Herbal Medicine" at 2:30 p.m. At 3 p.m., Ferry will lead another garden tour. At 4 p.m., Jennifer Steinbachs will give a lecture titled "Herbal Energetics--Beyond 'An Herb for This'." Closing Circle will be at 5 p.m.

Advance tickets are available via PayPal for $30. Tickets at the door are $40, and may be paid in cash, check, or credit card.

More details are available on the event's Facebook page. Carpooling is encouraged.