Sad news, plant lovers. The Herb Barn is closed.
Just four months after deciding to take a summer hiatus, owner Cathi Sanford has announced that the end has come.
She told her loyal customers in an e-mail, “This was not an easy decision, believe me. I want to thank all of you for your support of The Herb Barn, and for helping me pursue my dream. It was an educational experience for all of us, and I hope it was for you as well. Herbs continue to be something I enjoy, and I will always have my own herb garden. Now I will be able to tend to it a bit more.”
Sanford plans to work with a grower over the winter, concentrating on harder-to-find herbs in addition to more common ones, and then selling to local garden centers.
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There will be a final sale of the products that are left, plus tables, canopies, displays, etc. Details will be announced in October. Sanford also says she'll be selling the greenhouse, something many of us gardeners would love to have.
If you'd like information on the upcoming sale, contact Sanford at theherb firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall fun at county libraries
We're heading into fall, and that means York County public libraries are bringing out some fun events:
Magic Tree House Adventure: Afternoon on the Amazon, Clover Public Library. Sept. 16 , 6:30-7:30 p.m. Come prepared to answer trivia questions to win prizes and make a jungle craft. For ages 7-12. Call 803-222-3474 to register, starting Wednesday.
Book Clubs for Adults, Clover Public Library. Sept. 18, “The Nanny Diaries,” by Emma McLaughlin; Oct. 16, “Tuesdays with Morrie,” by Mitch Albom; Nov. 13, “Where the Heart Is,” by Billie Letts. All meetings at 10:30 a.m. Call 803-222-3474 to register.
Tuesdays at Ten Book, York Public Library. Oct. 7, “Life of Pi,” by Yann Martel; Nov. 4, “One Thousand White Women,” by Jim Fergus; Dec. 2, “The Lovely Bones,” by Alice Sebold. All meetings at 10 a.m. For details, call 803-684-3751.
Madeline's Tea Party. Come for some Madeline fun, crafts and food. Feel free to dress up in your party clothes. Sept. 18 , 4-5 p.m., York Public Library. For ages 3-5. Call 803-684-3751 to register.
Scrapbooking for Kids. Bring your creativity and ideas. The library will supply materials and refreshments. Sept. 20 , 11 a.m.-1 p.m., York Public Library. For ages 6-10. Call 684-3751 to register.