September Message from the President

We had a fun meeting on September 4 but things turned ugly shortly after that. Hopefully the heat and smoke are behind us. Mousie gave a nice talk on Salad Burnett and some of us got to take home a plant for our own herb garden. Then Cindy Young talked to us about the benefit to our gardens from cover crops. The talks were interesting and informational and I was reminded about the depth of knowledge in our group. Thank you both for sharing your knowledge.


We’ve had some new members recently: DonnaRae Caccavo, Sandie Gonsalves and Gosia Porwit. Welcome ladies, I think you’ll enjoy spending time with our group and learn and teach a lot along the way.


We introduced a new feature of our meetings called Garden Gossip. This is a time set aside to share interesting things that are happening or growing in your garden (check out these weird zucchini) or ask a question (what’s digging in my garden?). This is something that we already do on an informal basis and we want to emphasize it to help us learn from each other’s experiences and questions.


Our October 2 meeting will be held in Ada Brehmer’s garden. She’ll be giving a talk on flower arranging with herbs and with the holidays in mind. This meeting will also feature a baby shower for Kelly Knox. Look for a flyer in your email with more information.


Our November meeting will be held at the Herb Garden again, weather permitting. I spoke with our contact at the VETS about doing another food drive for them. He was very appreciative and took me to see the pantry, which didn’t have a lot in it. So, we have time to watch for sales and gather up what we can. The last time, they recommended we bring items that are easy to cook and open (pull top tabs).


Also, November is Herbal gifts time. For new members, you’re gonna love this meeting.  

Members talk about holiday gifts they’re giving that have herbs involved. If you have something herbal you’d like to share, please do. I’ve gotten so many great ideas at these meetings.


Stay safe! See you in October.

Jan Keahey











2020 Meeting Calendar

October 2, 2020

Topic: Holiday Flower Arrangements

Organizer: Ada Brehmer

Location: The gardens of Ada Brehmer in Shingle Springs

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

November 6, 2020

Topic: Herbal Gifts

Organizer: All Members

Location: El Dorado Country Fairgrounds

                100 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                 PMeet at the Adopt-a-Spot herb garden

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

December 4, 2020

Topic: Annual Christmas Buffet

Organizer: All Members

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                 Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

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