Upper South

March, 2005
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Oregano Ole
An all-day symposium with a southwestern theme, sponsored by the Central Indiana Unit of The Herb Society of America, promises to be a real fiesta. Featuring nationally celebrated food, garden, and life-style writer Lucinda Huston, the symposium includes a slide tour of Huston's legendary purple casita and its outdoor garden room garnished with whimsical mosaics and folk art. She also will share ideas for creative food and entertaining. Pepper specialist Jim Campbell will give lots of ideas for growing and using chili peppers.

The $25 registration fee includes a catered lunch and a morning herb tasting. There also will be herb plants and products for sale, plus a silent auction. Oregano Ole is Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carmel United Methodist Church, 126th Street and Rangeline Road, Carmel, Indiana. For further information, call (317) 816-0667 or (317) 852-6033.

Books

Grace from the Garden
In considering community gardens and ways to share your gardening enthusiasm, you might want to start by reading Debra Landwehr Engle's Grace from the Garden: Changing the World One Garden at a Time (Rodale Books, 2003; $19.95). Engle has written a series of essays based on twenty gardens and gardeners across the country. Through interviews with ordinary people doing extraordinary things, she demonstrates the power of gardens and gardeners to teach, nourish, unite, inspire, and heal.

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