Group shares love of herbs

| June 15, 2016

COSHOCTON – The smell of fresh herbs hit you as soon as you walked in the door of Emmanuel Lutheran Church on Saturday morning June 11.

The church was the site of the 18th Bi-Annual Herb Fair, which was hosted by the Coshocton Three Rivers Herb Society.

The event is a fundraiser for two Dollars for Scholars awards that the club presents to local high school graduates who are furthering their education in horticulture or agriculture. It also is a way to educate the public on different ways to use herbs.

“For some this is an introduction to herbs for them and we hope it gives them an appreciation for herbs and how they can utilize them in their everyday life,” said Julia Brown, chairman of the Coshocton Three Rivers Herb Society.

Cost for the event was $25 and that included morning refreshments, a gourmet lunch that was made with fresh herbs, raffles, a silent auction, vendors and speakers.

This year’s speakers were Brooke Sacenheim, the recreation coordinator for the Ohio Herb Education Center in Gahanna, the herb capital of Ohio, and Susan Liechty, president of the National Herb Society Board of Directors.

The Coshocton Three Rivers Herb Society was formed in June 1991 and has 16 active members.

“We love the herb fair,” Brown said. “It’s so much fun and we are in our element here.”

About 86 people attended this year’s event.

“We have a lot of people who have been coming for years, but there also were a lot of new faces this year,” Brown said.

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