I'm Tarma Black and I'm a Professor here at HOL Hogwarts. I joined as a student, was a student for 7 years, took the NEWTS and survived them and became a Professor. I joined the class because I took Dance Academy and LOVED it, and wanted to see what else Professor Flores teaches and ... well, look at that! Herbology!
I was very fortunate to grow up with plants -- my father had big gardens, with all kinds of vegetables and fruit trees and shrubs and ... just lots and lots of plants. At first I didn't enjoy them, per se, because it meant planting and weeding and watering and hoeing and calluses and getting up before it got hot to do the chores. However, gradually, I learned to enjoy the gardens, and plants, for themselves and now I voluntarily have a garden of my own. I am so enthralled with them that I actually got a copy of Culpepper's Color Herbal
(this is not 'my' copy, just a picture off the web)
(which, when I first got it I highlighted in it ARGGGG but I've learned not to do that! Really!) but the title on my book is Culpepper's not Culpepers ... and that just got me more and more interested in finding out about herbs and how wonderful they are.
I'm in 4 other classes this Term -- Animagus 101, Dueling 101, Norse Myths and Legends and The Marauders 101 -- and look forward to having a lot of fun with them. Thank you for accepting me to be in this class.