Spring Symposium


25th Annual
Spring Symposium
“Anise Hyssop and
other Minty Performers”
Presented by
The Herb Society of America Wisconsin Unit

Saturday, March 2, 2019
At the Woman’s Club of Wisconsin
813 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee 53202
free valet parking

“Anise Hyssop and Other Minty Performers” – Speaker:  Carrie Hennessy

Amaze-mint! Entertain-mint! Wonder-mint! Step right up while ring-mistress Carrie Hennessy introduces us to some of the unusual characters of the Mint family, second cousins to the more mild-mannered and well-known spearmint and peppermint. We will travel far beyond the world of juleps, chewing gum, and toothpaste, into the wilds of central Wisconsin where mint is KING. Meet Herb-of-the-Year Anise Hyssop, which is easy to grow, long blooming, and super popular with our pollinator friends. Explore the lesser known chocolate, apple, and lemon mints. Learn how to grow, harvest, and use these herbs to spice up your life!

Carrie Hennessy is the Landscape Designer and Horticulturist for the Installation Department at Johnson’s Nursery, Inc. in Menomonee Falls. She is a prolific writer and frequent speaker on a variety of gardening topics.

For registration form, please click here:  2019 Symposium Registration Form
For further information, please contact Joan at 414-617-1461 – please leave contact information on voice mail

Schedule for the Day- March 2, 2019 

8:30 – 10:00
Door Prize Registration
Herbal Continental Breakfast
Upper Level
9:00 – 10:00
Herbal Boutique Sales
Raffle Ticket Sales
All Transactions Cash or Check Only
9:00 – 9:45
Herbal Tasting Room
Anise Hyssop and Other Minty Flavors
10:00 – 11:10
Carrie Hennessy’s Presentation:
“Anise Hyssop and Other Minty Performers”
11:10 – 11:30
Shopping and Raffle Purchasing
11:35 – Return to Seats for Raffle Drawing
Must be Present to Win
Gourmet Herbal Luncheon


Continental Breakfast
White Chocolate-Raspberry Scones with Sage Honey Glaze
Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins with Fennel Syrup
Assorted Mini-Croissants    ~     Gluten-Free Muffins
Fresh Fruits of the Season
Beverages:  Orange Juice, Coffee, Hot Tea

Luncheon Menu
First Course: Tabbouleh Salad
Quinoa, Mint, Italian Parsley, Cucumber, Grape Tomato,
Lemon Zest mixed with Greens and Spinach
Olive Oil and Lemon Juice
(This course is Gluten Free and Vegetarian) 
Second Course: Oven Roasted Prime Rib Slices
Served English Style, Thyme and Marjoram Au Jus
Side of Braised Fennel, Carrots, Celery, Onions, Fresh Herbs
Accompanied by Savory Popover or Gluten-Free Roll, if requested
Vegetarian Second Course: Butternut Squash Ravioli
Ravioli, Caramelized Brussel Sprouts and Sage Brown Butter 
Pear Anise Upside Down Cake with Honey Whipped Cream
Coffee or Hot Tea Included with Entrée

The Woman’s Club of Wisconsin is the oldest private club in the Milwaukee area and the oldest woman’s club in the USA.
Directions to Woman’s Club:
From North: I-43 – take McKinley Ave. exit, turn left on McKinley, right at Broadway, left on Kilbourn Ave., right on Cass St., left turn into parking lot behind Club.
From South: I-94/I-43 – to I-794 east. Take Van
Buren/Jackson exit, turn slight left onto VanBuren, then right on Kilbourn. From Kilbourn, east to Cass St., turn right and then left into the Club parking lot.
From West: I-94 east – continue onto I-794 east. Take VanBuren/Jackson exit, and continue as above.

FREE VALET PARKING and free coat check, courtesy of the HSA-WI Unit.(Tips appreciated)