Susan Belsinger, internationally known Horticulturist, Author, Culinary Herbalist, educator, food writer, photographer and editor was the Featured Speaker at the 2019 PA Herb & Garden Festival and shared her extensive knowledge of kitchen alchemy--the blending of harmonious foods, herbs, and spices--to create real, delicious food, as well as libations, that nourish our bodies and spirits and titillate our senses.
Susan, a past President of the Herb Society of America and Honorary Life Member, has authored and edited over 25 books and hundreds of articles.
Susan's praise of the PA Herb & Garden Festival was to the point: " It was a great event. Good job!"
Jessica Walliser, nationally recognized Horticulturist, Freelance Writer and Radio Host, was another popular speaker at the 2019 PA Herb & Garden Festival. Jessica is the co-host of The Organic Gardeners, an award-winning program on KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a former contributing editor for Organic Gardening magazine and a regular contributor to Fine Gardening and Hobby Farms magazines.
Walliser’s gardening columns for the "Pittsburgh Tribune-Review" have been enjoyed by readers for over ten years. Jessica is the Author of three national best selling garden books - Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden, Good Bug Bad Bug and Container Gardening Complete.
Jessica enjoyed a wonderful time with the many visitors to the Herb & Garden Festival and commented: "Thanks for the opportunity."
Phil and Kevin from POSCH FARMS and Judith Lawrence of EARTHSEA DESIGNS combined for a wonderful display at the 2019 PA Herb & Garden Festival. POSCH FARMS a large selection of Quality Skin Care Products including scrubs, lip balms, bath and fragrance bombs, soaps and moisturizing and organic lotions.
Vendors Phil & Kevin and Judith Lawrence commented on their 2019 experience " Thank you again for all your grace and hospitality, and for having an amazing show! "
Mike Larkin of Michael Larkin Garden Design was a Workshop Instructor for the 2019 PA Herb & Garden Festival, he commented on his 2019 Festival experience: Mike was an original Workshop Instructor and Speaker and has returned every year for the past 10 years.!
This was the best year so far. I learn from each year and make it better.
The tables you had set up were perfect.
It was easy to set up and tear down.
Overall the vendors you had were great. Thanks for working so hard to make this event happen.
Hope to see you again next year
Sue Morris of SUE'S SALVES was a Speaker and Workshop Instructor for the 2019 PA Herb & Garden Festival, she commented on her experience " It was my pleasure! You did a most excellent job organizing such a wonderful event. See you next year!"
Sue's long-running business from Mill Hall PA features Herbal Salves and Organic Skin Care Products to name just a few.
"Great event Susan,
I think the new location in The UTZ Arena at The York Expo Center was perfect.
Lots of really good vendors.
I had two good days of Workshops. Both my Speaking Engagement and Workshops went well. Thanks for inviting me this year. Looking forward to next year."
Mike Larkin of Mike Larkin Garden Design
I just wanted to say what a wonderful job you did and tell you how much I enjoyed the festival. Everything felt uplifting and I truly enjoyed myself. I spent a fortune as the vendors were amazing. Plants and garden art filled a carload!
You are the best of the best show organizers!
Thank you for all you do to make this happen.
Sue Morris - Sue's Salves
"Plant-Based Healing for Natural Skin Care"
Thank you Susan for allowing me to be a Vendor at the Expo this year, we had a great time . Please remember me for next year . Have a great summer!!!
Donna Foura - Angel Touch Aromatherapy
2017 Vendor Testimonials
" I want to reach out and extend my sincerest gratitude for your hospitality at the 19th Annual PA Herb and Garden Festival! It's no wonder the event is such a success with such a wonderful person behind the scenes! We did well in sales and made several invaluable connections at the event. We look forward to returning next year (with more plants!) I thought the event was amazing, very well organized, and appreciated the opportunities for education you provide with workshops."
Cherry Valley Organics
"Thank you. We had a wonderful weekend and experience. Met so many great folks. You did an amazing job organizing the festival."
"Thank you for having Therapeutic Thymes Magazine at the Festival. Looking forward to next year. You are doing a great job!"
Therapeutic Thymes Magazine
"Thank you for all of your hard work at the Herb & Garden Show!
It was a successful show again this year for me. I will definitely be returning again next year with Lilla Rose!"
Lilla Rose, Chambersburg, PA
"Thank you, Sue for welcoming Spoutwood Farm to the festival this year! We had a wonderful time. We enjoyed meeting new vendors and attendees as well as seeing a few familiar faces. It seems like this festival is doing wonderful things for the local herb and garden community, and we are so pleased to have been a part of it. We look forward to returning next year!"
Amy Fae - Fairie Festival Coordinator
"The festival was very successful for us. Our business was up by over 15%. Many of our regular customers returned and we made a number of new ones. Thank you for doing such a great job for all of us."
BR Blends, Monkton, MD