The Herb Society of America - South Texas Unit
Join Southside Place Community Garden operations chair Pat Mullen and previous chair, Linda Elkins at 1 pm at the Community Garden (at 6309 Edloe St. at Jardin St. next to the firehouse) for a garden tour. Pat will also be at the Fair at 11 am to give a brief talk about the founding of the community garden and its evolution to the space it is today.
A small parking lot is available at the garden.
Something new for Herb Fair 2021
Create your own Herbal Smoke Bundle
A FREE Make-and-Take!
Materials and Instructions provided
Parking is allowed on the north side of Garnet Street (the side of the street with houses) and the surrounding residential streets which are not adjacent to the park grounds. Please observe No Parking Signs.
Southside Place Clubhouse is located on the south side of Garnet St.
Parking is not allowed on the south side of Garnet Street at the Southside Place Clubhouse front door/entrance AND on all other sides of the street adjacent to the Clubhouse and park grounds. No Parking signs are posted and enforced. Note: Speed Limit is 20 mph in the city of Southside Place.
LOADING AND UNLOADING VEHICLE
Attendees may use the Short Term (Load/Unload) Designated Area on the south side of Garnet St., in front of the Southside Place Clubhouse. Refer to the map below of the City of Southside Place showing the ramp and entrance to the Clubhouse.
The beautiful Butterfly Pea (also commonly known as Asian pigeonwings, bluebellvine, blue pea, cordofan pea and Darwin pea) is back by popular demand.
We have been growing this prolific climber for a few years. Clitoria ternatea, a South Asian native whose curious bright blue flower is used to make Thai Herbal Blue Tea and natural food coloring. Mixologists love using the brilliant natural tincture in beverages.
We will have the dried flower for purchase at our Herb Fair so you can try it at home.
The proceeds from the Herb Fair support the South Texas Unit's educational activities as well as the donations we make to area arboreta and gardens (ex. Festival Hill Institute, Ginzbarg Nature Discovery Center Sensory/Herb Garden in Bellaire), the Herb Garden at the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. and to the educational outreach programs of The Herb Society of America. The Herb Fair also supports the annual scholarships we award to Texas students studying botany or horticulture.
We appreciate your support.
The heat and humidity are finally giving way to fall and November is the best time to plant an herb garden in Houston. Imagine having fresh and nutritious parsley, rosemary, cilantro, pineapple sage and lemon verbena only steps away on you own balcony or in your back yard.
Susan Wood passes along some excellent advice for preparing for your cool weather garden. Click here.