Our Speakers

Felder Rushing is a 10th-generation American gardener whose colonial and pioneer ancestors settled across the Southeast, bringing a little of the home country with them, including plants. Rushing’s cottage garden has been featured in dozens of magazines and TV programs.[1]

Felder is the international founder of Slow Gardening, a satisfying approach that focuses on finding and following personal garden bliss and using all senses through all seasons. It is a guide towards paying better attention and savoring what you do.

From his celebrated Mississippi cottage, Felder writes, travels, and lectures. He hosts a popular weekly call-in garden program, The Gestalt Gardener, on NPR affiliate stations.

Teresa Sabankaya, is the author of The Posy Book.  According to Teresa’s book, a posy is a small, round bouquet of flowers and herbs that are chosen based on their meanings to convey a message. They are inspired by the Victorian-era use of flowers to say what people could not.  Posies have become Teresa’s signature at her flower shop in Santa Cruz, CA. Whether the message is love, warmth, romance, happiness, or friendship, it is a language that is meant to be shared and savored.

Kim McHugh is the owner and proprietress of McHugh Tea Room.  Step inside and you will enter the world of premier organic teas imported from the best tea estates on the globe. You can also find cooking classes, tea classes and the perfect place to sit and enjoy a relaxing cup of tea.  Kim believes that every cup should be filled with peace, creativity, life, and happiness. Each unique and one-of-a-kind cup is filled with the right blend, at the right temperature, and steeped to perfection.[2]

[1] https://www.felderrushing.net/biostuff.htm
[2] https://www.mchughtea.com/

Member Crafts and Plants 
We'll have all sorts of handmade items available for sale before the event and during breaks. We have a new line of natural body and bath products, including shaving soap, sugar scrubs, lotion bars and body butter.  We will have the old standbys such as catnip bags, eye pillows shoe stuffers, and all natural dryer sheets.

We will have limited plants suitable for spring planting.

Guests will have the opportunity to shop before the talks and during breaks.

Herb Day 2020 will not be held as originally scheduled.  We will communicate details regarding cancellation or postponement as soon as available.

We are filling Saturday, April 25th with a day to Slow Down and Savor Each Day. Join us for this educational and entertaining day!

Saturday, April 25, 2020
8:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 "Slow Gardening - All Senses, All Seasons"

Felder Rushing

"Herbal Bouquets that Tell a Story"

Teresa Sabankaya

"Herbal Teatime

     - Relax, Recharge and Return to Your Senses"

Kim McHugh

Lunch Catered by Stone Mill Bakery


Registration deadline - APRIL 20, 2020
$60 Pre-paid registration per person required
    Includes refreshments, catered lunch and all lecture fees.

Preferential seating for groups purchasing a table of 6 or more.  Make a note on checkout page.

Attendance at Herb Day is by pre-paid registration only. Space will be reserved on a first-received basis until all chairs are filled. Payment must be received on or before Monday, April 20, 2020.  $15 cancellation fee after April 20, 2020. No refunds after April 24, 2020.  

St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Fondren Hall Education Building
5501 Main St
Houston TX 77004
(in the Museum District)

​Parking is available in the surface lot across the street, bound by Fannin – Binz - San Jacinto.

Fondren Hall is behind (east of) the main church building.