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The Huckleberry Hutch
About Us
What is the Huckleberry Hutch
My name is Joyce Durbin Miller.  I have owned and
operated The Huckleberry Hutch for 20 years.  My
retail gift store offered a variety of country gifts,
candles, bears, and wreaths over the years.  Ten
years ago I began growing herbs, mainly to use in the
making of wreaths in the store.  From there began a
love affair with these plants and all of their uses.  I
now devote most of my time to reading about herbs,
learning about new herbs, developing new ways to
use them, making vinegars, jams, hair rinses, bath
tub teas, dream pillows, sachets, wreaths, and a
multitude of other herbal products.  I developed this
site for my customers who want to learn more about
herbs and how to use them.
Herb Classes
I hope to begin doing herb classes throughout the
year.  I will get a schedule posted on this site
along with a description of the classes offered.  I
usually do a 2 hour class with refreshments and
lots of information.  It is very casual, so please
dress comfortably and be prepared to enjoy
Purdue Master Gardeners
I am an Advanced Master Gardener.  I took the Master
Gardener course offered locally through Purdue
Extension service.  It includes 35 hours of intensive
classroom study followed by at least 35 hours of
community service to obtain your basic Master
Gardener certificate.  You can also pursue advanced
certificates.  It is a very worthwhile and enjoyable
course of study.  
We now have an alumni group in Rush Co. that
meets monthly for educational meetings and works
on various projects like the flowerbeds at the Court
House and the Nature Center at the Rushville
Elementary School.  Our meetings are open to
anyone interested in gardening.  Our annual dues are
only $10.
9-10 & 11-05
10-7,8, & 9-05
Rush Co. Fall Festival
At Rush Co. Fairgrounds
Sat. 10am - 8 pm
Sun. 11 am - 3 pm
Herb Class
Harvesting & Preserving
6:30-8:30 pm at the shop
Normandy Festival
9 am - 4 pm at The Barn
38th across from State
Herb Class
Herbal Bath & Facials
6:30-8:30 pm at the shop
Metamora Canal Days
3 Fabulous Days of
Shopping, Food & Fun
Herb Class
Cooking with Herbs
6:30-8:30 pm at the shop
Herb Class
Cooking with Herbs
6:30-8:30 pm at the shop