The 2015 Educational Conference in Colonial Williamsburg concluded with bright smiles from our attendees as they experienced both a step back in time and inspiration for the future. Members enjoyed exploring historic herb gardens, heard a variety of speakers and participated in workshops. The Colonial Williamsburg setting itself, if you have never been, is a treat for the senses in it’s own regard — combining the location with our unique focus on herbs and their history created a truly transformative event.
The conference included a variety of lecture subjects. Our members were delighted by The Herb Gardens of Williamsburg Lecture, with Don Haynie and members of the Colonial Triangle Unit regaling the audience with tales of the “best” herb gardens; another get-together to tickle the mind was the lecture on The History of Landscape Design in America, led by Kirk Brown. The session on Italian Liqueurs given by Renato Vicario on Saturday was another session given high marks. The opportunity to enjoy the Festival of Flavor, enjoy the competition of bidding in the silent auction and honor our Award winners was a satisfying conclusion to our annual extravaganza.
We are sure the HSA 2015 Educational Conference and Annual Meeting of Members in Colonial Williamsburg will be remembered with fondness for years to come. Be sure to join us next year as we introduce our next generation annual event in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. Don't miss it – we’ll see you there!
(L) Speakers Susan Belsinger & Don Haynie (R) Susan Liechty enjoys a moment with John B.