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Friends of Moody Gardens
News Release
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

6th Annual Herb Fair at Moody Gardens
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The 6th Annual Gulf Coast Herb Fair will be held at Moody Gardens on Wednesday, March 7 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The theme of this year's fair is celebrating the herb of the year: Hops.

Hops is the flower that gives beer its distinctive bittersweet tang. It also has medicinal uses, such as a component in stress relievers, anxiety reducers and sleep aids. And pillow and sachets often use hops along with lavender, rosemary and other herbs for their sweet smells.

A noon luncheon sponsored by the Friends of Moody Gardens will feature Mark Dell'Osso, owner of Galveston Island Brewing Co. and Greg Whittaker, a home brewer using sargassum to make his brew. Luncheon is $35 per person. Contact Ellen Perry for more information.

Vendors selling herbs and other craft items will be available in the Visitor Center at Moody Gardens. The event is free and open to the public. Other lectures will be conducted by Galveston County Master Gardener and homebrewer John Jons, who will talk at 9:30 a.m. about growing and using hops.

Proceeds of the Gulf Coast Herb Fair help the Friends of the Moody Gardens provide educational outings to schoolchildren and seniors.

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