[BSW] Stevenson article - Orchids - Pawpaw liqueur - Dec. 15 Field trip

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Thu Dec 5 00:10:26 GMT 2013

Robin has provided the link for the article by John A. Stevenson which 
appeared in the December 1970 Journal of the Washington Academy of 
Sciences. It is entitled "Highlights in the History of the Botanical 
Socioety of Washington" and includes a March 1930 dinner meeting menu on 
which reindeer appeared. 

Go Orchids Interactive Website Has Launched

More than half of North America's orchids are threatened or endangered
somewhere in their native range. The North American Orchid Conservation
Center (NAOCC) just launched Go Orchids.

Don't miss the Orchids and Insects

Chestnut planting tomorrow - December 6
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December 15, 2013 Annual Winter Solstice Field Trip and Hooley
at Chapman Forest, Charles County, MD
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Many at the potluck last evening had the opportuntiy to sample some tasty 
organic pawpaw liqueur.  It was produced in Chicago by the Koval 
Distillery. (The name Koval means "blacksmith," in numerous Eastern 
European languages, but the word in Yiddish also refers to a "black sheep" 
or someone who forges ahead or does something new or out of the ordinary.) 
One of the founders of the distillery
was the Deputy Press Secretary for the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC.

The pawpaw liqueur is not currently listed on the Koval website, though it 
is listed by some retailers.

Review of the Pawpaw Liqueur by the Drunk Monkeys:

I noticed the following on the Koval website.  (I hope Vicki got a picture 
of the bottle before the bottle disappeared.)

Organic Spirits, a book of poetry by Charlotte Hart

The artist and poet that illustrated Koval's beautiful labels has a book 
entitled Organic Spirits. Charlotte Hart's poems feature the organic 
fruits and herbs that Koval has (or may in the future!) distill. Ralph 
Hamilton, editor of RHINO, described the manuscript as "full of life and 
smell and taste....my favorites are Apple Elderflower, Black Currant, 
Coffee, Indiana Paw Paw, Persimmon, Thyme, Young Walnut....it's a balm, a 
tonic, a spa for the spirits." The book is available for purchase at 

Happy holidays!  The next BSW meeting will be on Tuesday, January 7.

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