The Wynne Home Art Center will host the annual Herb Festival on March 30. The Herb Festival is coordinated and hosted by the Texas Thyme Unit (TTU), which has hosted eight Herb Festivals to date.
The Herb Festival is an opportunity for TTU and The Wynne Home to bring the community together. There will be herbs for sale grown by the TTU as well as other plants from local green houses.
Contributing founder, coordinator and original president of TTU, Jean Marsh, explained all that TTU does for the community of Huntsville.
“Our vendors sell items like medicinal oils, lip balms, soaps, honey and that’s just the vendor sign up list at the moment,” Marsh said. “I believe that the Huntsville High School jazz band will be playing a set as well.”
The festival is free, and all of the profits made from plants will be going to scholarships that the TTU offers to Sam Houston State University students and Huntsville Independent School District students.
Although the festival’s focus point is herbs, there will be plenty of activities for everyone. For families with kids, the festival will include a paint and plant station where the kids can learn how to help a plant grow.
“We expect the turnout to be around 400 or 500 people…TTU actually assigns one of the members as a counter just so we get an exact amount of attendance,” Marsh said. “[The Herb Festival] is quite a time and I think that there’s something for everyone from herb enthusiasts to those who feel they may lack a green thumb.”
The Herb Festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.texasthymeunit.org or like their page on Facebook.