Herb Festival Updates
In light of recent escalations of COVID-19 in the state, we have with deep sadness decided to postpone our 23rd Annual Herb Festival. We are diligently working to make plant sales possible. Our staff and board are working together to create online sales of plants.
Updates to come! So please stay tuned.
Please see a note from our director:
“Friends of Wrc Alamance, as our community navigates the uncertain territory of health & safety, it has become necessary to postpone the upcoming Herb Festival scheduled for 4/16-4/18/2020. This is event is a major source of funding for the operation of Women’s Resource Center in Alamance County so this decision is difficult. However, we have to continue to raise the funds to continue our work which will be more needed than ever. Our career support services & resource counseling can continue even if our staff works remotely, we can serve our community with resume work and mock interviews so people are ready when the job market improves.
When I was hired as the Executive Director in Jan 2014, we were in a financial crisis and I was told we had enough resources to make it to the Herb Festival and that was going to carry us to June 30th. It did and this festival has done just that each year since. This year, the 23rd year of the Herb Festival is no different, WRC still counts on the festival as a main source of funding for our programming.
Plan A: Our Community of Supporters who are able providing direct donations made easily online HERE
Plan B: We are working to possibly provide an online option with limited herbs & vegetables to be picked up at a drive through at the end of April, all the while knowing that also may not happen. Our thought is that providing gardening options for the community is also important as we try to support our services differently. Stay tuned as we continue to serve, just differently.”
In gratitude & love for this community,
Susan Watson with the Staff and Board of Directors.
The festival offers unique varieties and old favorites of superior-quality organic herb plants, heirloom tomato and vegetable plants, perennials and annuals all supplied from local North Carolina farms and greenhouses. We purchase our plants only from superior-quality suppliers:
- J & B Herb Farm, Roxboro
- A & A Plants, Browns Summit
- Benevolence Farm, Alamance County
- Moon Meadow Perennials/ Cam Too Nursery
- Smith Farms, Gibsonville