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2018 Herb Society Symposium

March 3, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm


24th Annual Spring Symposium:

“Make Mine Mediterranean!”

Presented by The Herb Society of America Wisconsin Unit

Close your eyes and envision yourself cruising the Mediterranean coast, stopping at various ports to seek your favorite culinary herbs that are native here. The sun is shining through the fog, the waves are crashing on the rocky shores, and the air is redolent with fragrances of basil, oregano, thyme, mint, lavender, and the quintessential Mediterranean herb, rosemary! Carrie Hennessy will be our guide, teaching us how to keep these culinary herbs happy in Wisconsin, far from their homeland shores. We will learn how to grow, harvest, and use these herbs to create Mediterranean dishes.

Carrie Hennessy is the Landscape Designer and Horticulturist for the Installation Department at Johnson’s Nursery, Inc. in Menomonee Falls. She is a prolific writer and frequent speaker on a variety of gardening topics.

Come sail away with us to the Mediterranean coast. Think sunshine in Sicily, not winter in Wisconsin!

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Saturday, March 3, 2018
At the Woman’s Club of Wisconsin: 813 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee 53202
Free valet parking and free coat check, courtesy of the HSA-WI Unit. (Tips appreciated.)

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Program for the Day
8:30 AM Registration, Social Hour, Door Prize Registration, Herbal Continental Breakfast
Raffle Ticket Sales
Herbal Boutique
Mediterranean Herbs Tasting Room

(All transactions cash or check only please)
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10:00 AM Carrie’s presentation:
“Make Mine Mediterranean!”
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12:00 Noon Gourmet Herbal Luncheon – see the full menu here
Choice of: Braised Boneless Short Ribs (gluten free) OR Kale & Quinoa Salad with lemon-oregano vinaigrette (vegetarian)
Prepared by the Club’s Executive Chef
The Woman’s Club of Wisconsin is the oldest private club in the Milwaukee area and the oldest woman’s club in the USA.

Registration is $68 per person. Print the registration form here.

Please note: Pre-registration required. Deadline: February 24th.

Make check payable to “HSA-WI Unit”
Mail the above form and your check to:
Herb Society Spring Symposium
W72N904 London Ct, Cedarburg WI 53012

No refunds beyond Feb. 24, 2018. Tickets will not be issued.

Reservations will be confirmed by e-mail or telephone. Questions: Call Joan at 262-377-1461 or Denise 262-376-0482

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Directions to the Woman’s Club:

Valet service available at the front entrance of the Woman’s Club

From North: I-43 – take McKinley Ave. exit, turn left on McKinley, right at Broadway, left on Kilbourn Ave., right on Cass St., left turn into parking lot behind Club.
From South: I-94/I-43 – to I-794 east. Take Van Buren/Jackson exit, turn slight left onto VanBuren, then right on Kilbourn. From Kilbourn, east to Cass St., turn right and then left into the Club parking lot.
From West: I-94 east – continue onto I-794 east. Take VanBuren/Jackson exit, and continue as above.


March 3, 2018
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
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9400 Boerner Dr.
Hales Corners, WI 53130
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