It’s ‘thyme’ for herb sale

Published 1:14 am Friday, May 3, 2013

It’s not quite every herb from A to Z, but herbs from anise to yarrow will be available at the Washington Garden Club’s annual herb sale Saturday at the N.C. Estuarium.

From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the club offers herbs from members’ gardens and Raindrop Ridge Farm on Camp Leach Road. Club members spent part of Thursday preparing a section of the N.C. Estuarium for the herb sale. Members arranged trays of herbs and place markers that provide names of the herbs.

The club uses proceeds from the herb sale to maintain its gardens at Brown Library, the southwest corner of North Market and Third streets and the Grace Harwell Martin Senior Center, all in Washington. The club also donates plants to gardens such as the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo.

This year, the sale includes combination planters of herbs.

Chris Young, spokeswoman for the club, said she and other club members are expecting a good turnout for the sale.

About Mike Voss

Mike Voss is the contributing editor at the Washington Daily News. He has a daughter and four grandchildren. Except for nearly six years he worked at the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va., in the early to mid-1990s, he has been at the Daily News since April 1986.
Journalism awards:
• Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service, 1990.
• Society of Professional Journalists: Sigma Delta Chi Award, Bronze Medallion.
• Associated Press Managing Editors’ Public Service Award.
• Investigative Reporters & Editors’ Award.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Public Service Award, 1989.
• North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Investigative Reporting, 1990.
All those were for the articles he and Betty Gray wrote about the city’s contaminated water system in 1989-1990.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Investigative Reporting, 1991.
• North Carolina Press Association, Third Place, General News Reporting, 2005.
• North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Lighter Columns, 2006.
Recently learned he will receive another award.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Lighter Columns, 2010.
4. Lectured at or served on seminar panels at journalism schools at UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Maryland, Columbia University, Mary Washington University and Francis Marion University.

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