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Herb Growers prepare for future

July 11, 2013
By J.T. Whitehouse , Town Crier

The Holborn Herb Growers Guild will be hosting their annual Garden Tea Party from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Western Reserve Village at the Canfield Fairgrounds. The event is the guild's only fundraiser that provides scholarships and helps maintain the gardens at the village.

"We gave a $1,000 scholarship this year to one girl at MCCTC," said Johanne Edel, chairman for the event.

That scholarship went to Michelle Edwards, who is a second-year student at Agricultural Technology Institute. The institute is a two-year program at Mahoning County Career and Technical Center from Ohio State University.

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Holborn Herb Growers Guild President Yvonne Ford, Chairman Johanne Edel, and Treasurer Chesney Gulas are preparing for their annual Garden Tea Party this Sunday at the Western Reserve Village on the Canfield Fairgrounds.

Besides providing the scholarship, the herb growers also use some of the funds to purchase plants for the gardens at the Western Reserve Village. The village is riddled with gardens full of colorful and fragrant herbs and spices that are a featured event during the Canfield Fair.

"This coming fair we will feature a blind and disabled garden," said guild member Carrie Bookwalter. "The theme will be on lemons and will feature several herbs that smell like lemons."

During the fair, the 52 members of the guild will be available at the village to guide visitors and answer questions on the various herbs that are grown there.



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