Our featured maker this month is Leslie Hassel of Dover, Arkansas, who we invited to create a custom line of jewelry featuring our herb garden. Leslie Aday Hassel is the designer behind Garden Sass, a line of accessories and home goods handcrafted in the Ozark Mountains. Her designs are inspired by natural elements in the Ozarks and beyond, often employing locally-sourced flora, and in the case of this exclusive line, Leslie has used our historic herbs! This line of jewelry is only available at HAM store and would not be possible without the dedicated Herb Society volunteer gardeners. We're celebrating almost 50 years of dedicated research and care of the Mary Fletcher Worthen Medicinal Herb Garden by the Arkansas Unit of the Herb Society of America.
Come visit the garden in person to see the historic native plants and take home a beautiful heirloom souvenir with one of these lovely botanical samples preserved in jewelry. This month, we're also highlighting notecards and tea towels featuring herbal illustrations from our collection by Jim Blackfeather Rose. What great gifts for your favorite gardeners!