Herbs for Good Health, talk with Joan Willey at Belfast Garden Club

Posted Jan. 28, 2013, at 1:27 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 28, 2013, at 3:29 p.m.
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Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 1 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: St. Margaret's Episcopal Church Parish House, 95 Court Street, Belfast, Maine

For more information: Corliss Davis; 2079303562;

The February meeting of The Belfast Garden Club will take place Tuesday, Feb. 19, featuring a presentation and discussion, “Herbs for Good Health” with herb specialist Joan Willey.

The program is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The speaker will begin at 2 p.m. following a brief public club business meeting beginning at 1 p.m. The afternoon meeting and program take place at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church Parish House, 95 Court St., Belfast.

Joan Willey has studied herbs for more than 20 years. She and her daughter, Fran Clementson, also of Belfast, had a small herbal tea and salve business in Annapolis, Md. They developed recipes, produced teas and salves and sold them at farmers’ markets and through mail order. Active in the Sierra Club for 45 years, Joan served as regional staff director for 10 years, as Maryland Chapter chair, on the national Political Committee and on the national Board of Directors as vice-chair for training.

This month’s short environmental topic will be: “What’s Going on in my Greenhouse”, with club member and greenhouse guru of Carol’s Collectibles in Swanville.

After a break, featuring snacks and finger foods provided by the Hospitality Committee, Joan Willey will give her presentation.

The Belfast Garden Club has promoted civic beautification since 1929. They maintain 12 gardens around the city each year, host Open Garden Days garden tours during the summer, and support education through donations to the Belfast Free Library, Troy Howard Middle School Garden Project, and an annual education scholarship. Each meeting of the Belfast Garden Club is open to the public. The club welcomes new members and volunteers year round.

For more information, visit or email or call Corliss Davis 930-3562