Wind Ridge Herb Farm hosts Herb, Garden & Wellness Faire June 30

Staff Report

CALEDONIA, Ill. — The Sixth Annual Herb, Garden & Wellness Faire will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 30, at Wind Ridge Herb Farm, 466 Quail Trap Road, Caledonia, Ill.

The event will feature vendors, food, workshops, alternative pracititioners, a beer/wine garden and music by Christopher Knox.

Knox began his musical career at the age of 8, with instruction in voice, piano and recorder, in Beverly Hills, Calif., under the tutelage of Claudia Jordan. He moved on to the clarinet and the Beverly Hills Youth Symphony while studying with Kalman Bloch, the principal clarinetist in the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra.

As a teen-ager, Knox acquired the playing rights to a six-string Gibson guitar that belonged to a friend. Many guitars later, and with many woodwind instruments in the cupboard, Knox went to Ireland in 2003 as a wannabe whistle player. His sweetheart persuaded him to buy an Irish flute at the music store in Doolin, County Clare.

Admission to the event is $3 adults and free for children 15 and younger. All on-site activities are free. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to PAWS Humane Society.

For a schedule and a list of vendors, visit

From the June 27-July 3, 2012, issue

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