A volunteer group that maintains public flower beds in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania
SALTSBURG HERBAL SOCIETY
A 501(c)(4) organization
Indiana County Fair August 28-September 3; the Indiana County
Master Gardeners will have a display and information booth
regarding monarch butterflies. Lots of free handouts and
knowledgeable Master Gardeners to answer all kinds of
questions. Special attraction: a mechanical 5-foot monarch
butterfly with moving wings. In the barn next to us, a local
couple brings in their live monarch display with chrysalis and
newly hatched monarchs.
Next Saltsburg Herbal Society meeting: September 9.
Program: Fall Vegetable Planting by Bob Madden from Nature
Works Farm (Brush Valley). Free 6-pack of seedlings for
attendees. Reservations requested. Call 724-668-8808 for more
September 17: Heritage Trail Walk in Delmont, along the bike
trail head in Delmont, 2 p.m.. Meet certified herbalist Lindsey
Praksti to discover the abundant resources growing wild in the
community. Meet promptly at 2:00 for a 1- to 2-mile walk on
Westmoreland Heritage Trail on Athena Drive. Dress for the
weather; this is a rain-or-shine event. Adults and families with
older children. Registration required. 724-468-5329 Trail
information at http://www.traillink.com/trail/westmoreland-
September 27: Louisa and Ron Fordyce will give a presentation
on Fall Clean Up Tips for the Home Garden, 6 p.m., Delmont
October 8: Hypertufa/stepping stone workshop, Louisa and
Ron Fordyce’s home by Loyalhanna Dam. Reservations required
so that we have enough materials on hand.
October 19: History of Hibiscus, Louisa and Ron Fordyce, 6 p.
m., Delmont Public Library. Learn all about the hibiscus that you
likely already have in your yard and other varieties to add.
Side path at the Museum
Garden, located at the
Stonehouse Museum, 105
Point Street, Saltsburg.
The gardens are open year
round and visitors are
welcome to stop by to browse
the latest blooms and
Louisa Fordyce, President
Carla Eichman, Vice President
Ron Fordyce, Secretary/Treasurer
Please see the Meetings page for information about our 2016