Plough Girls Assoc.

Back in 2006, while at the restaurant, I created a non-profit to promote local farming, local history, and cultural events.  At that time, it was called:  YanceyVillage Preservation.  After leaving the restaurant, I let the non-profit become inactive.   Recently, the board and I decided to revise the organization.  The purpose is the same, although it is admittedly a bit more female-centric.

A new name needed a new logo.  The one came from a wood cut that I had found 20 years ago.  Thanks to local graphic designer Marianne Smith for bringing it to life.

Plough Girls Association Mission Statement: The organization seeks to preserve, protect, and promote rural Caswell County’s rich farming history, as well as to support and promote art and agriculture in Caswell County through education.

Plough Girls Vision Statement: Plough Girls Association will be a dynamic resource in Caswell County, one that encompasses historical preservation and promotion of the arts and agriculture, and by providing an environment for the exciting exchange of ideas which will enrich the quality of life in Caswell County. 

Seeding to Serving: The Herbs of Summer”
A Zoom Webinar
July 7, 2020
10:30 a.m. EST

How do we experience community during a pandemic?  How do we find joy while in quarantine? Perhaps we should turn to nature, specifically gardening, to address the cabin fever we are experiencing these days, and then add a bit “zoom” to create a community gathering.

On July 7, at 10:30 – 11:45, as chair of the non-profit Plough Girls Association, I will lead a ZOOM webinar offering tips on cultivating herbs, pairing them with your favorite dishes, as well as using herbs in crafting and floral arrangements, the latter will be demonstrated by Celia Hoaglund from Caswell Flower Company.

You can observe the webinar at home, but for those who don’t want to deal with ZOOM, “Seeding to Serving: The Herbs of Summer” will be shown at the Gunn Memorial Library and in the basement of the Caswell Agriculture Building.  Both venues are limited to 10 individuals, and participants must wear a mask and maintain social distancing to gain entrance.

The gathering should last around 1- 1 1/4 hour. Attendees must sign up for the program, which is limited to 30 participants.  Individuals will receive an herb growing kit, handouts on herb flavor profiles and food pairing, recipes, as well as containers of Italian Chicken-Herb Soup, Walnut-Basil Pesto, and Rosemary Shortbread cookies, which they can take home and enjoy. The first 30 Caswell citizens to sign up receive the gardening kits and food.  To sign up, contact

Once the class is filled, anyone in or outside Caswell can still sign up for the zoom program by sending a request to the same email address.  The recipes and handouts on herbs will be available to print out.  In addition, if you don’t have a computer, just let Lucindy know if you want to watch it at the Ag Building or the library.

The Caswell Community Impact Projects Initiative scholarship was awarded through a partnership between Middle Border Forward, Caswell Family Medical Center, and the Caswell Chapter of The Health Collaborative.  Funds were provided by CCHC as part of a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. Many thanks to the Caswell County Extension Agency for their support.

Webinar Handouts

Herb Flavor Profile and Food Pairing

Herb Webinar Recipes

Watermelon Mojitos

NC Agriculture Extension:  Culinar Herbs

NC Agrictulture Extension: Culinary Herb Calendar


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