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     A number of area nurseries, gardens, organizations and convention centers offer programs that may be of interest to anyone interested in gardening and herbs.  For further information on these 2013 events, see their websites.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
February 10 from 2-4PM, "Herbal Aphrodisiacs"
March 3 from 10AM-1PM or 2-5PM, "Veggies & Herbs in Containers"
Frelinghuysen Arboretum
March 20 from 7-8:30PM, "Grow, Cook, Eat" - Salad Greens. This series on the 3rd Wednesday of the month focuses on different garden vegetables and offers seeds, recipes, and tastings.  You must register and there is a fee.
April 17 "Roots and Radishes"                    May 15 "Tomatoes"                    June 19 "Beans"
July 17 "Summer Squash"                            August 21 "Cooking Greens"    September 18 "Eggplants"
October 16 "Edible Alliums"                       November 20 "Winter Squash"
     Annual Plant Sale, May 4th & May 5th from 9AM-3PM is free in the Haggerty Center.
New York Botanic Garden - Midtown Center (20 West 44th Street)
February brings "Botanical Spa Saturdays," "Lovely Lavender and Romantic Rose," an Herbal Preparations workshop and "The Botany of Indulgence Saturdays" which include herbal aphrodisiacs, home brewing, and chocolate topics.
Triple Oaks Nursery and Herb Garden
April 24 - Starting an Herb Garden Naturally.  Learn history, do projects, learn about planting, and enjoy a potluck dinner.  Fee of $75.
May 25 & 26 - Herb Festival Weekend includes garden tours, lectures, and demonstrations.
Well Sweep Herb Farm
February 9 includes a Winter Greenhouse Tour at 11 and "Valentine's Heart Wreath" at 1PM
February 23 "Dried Flower Arrangement"
March 30 "Garden Trough"
April 6 "Herbal Planter"
Flower and Garden Shows include:
New Jersey:  Feb. 14-17 at the NJ Convention Center in Edison
Connecticut:  Feb. 21-24 at the CT Convention Center in Hartford
Philadelphia:  March 2-10 at the PA Convention Center in Philadelphia
Springfest:  March 14-17 at the Conservatory in the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ
Macy's Herald Square:  March 24- April 7
Jacob Javits Convention Center NYC
March 8-11:  Coffee Fest NY
March 13-15:  World Floral Expo
June 30-July 2:   International Fancy Food Convection Show
Metropolitan Pavillion (125 W. 18St between 6 & 7 Avenues)
March 2 &3:  3rd Vegetarian Food Festival