August Message from the President

After several months on the road we were back at the VETS for an educational and fun talk by Master Gardener Paula Bertram on Saving Seeds. She answered lots of questions during and after her talk and I think we all have a better understanding of how to be successful seed savers. We’ll have to invite her back when we have our seed exchange next year and show her what we saved. Thank you, Paula!


We had three ladies join our group this month: Valerie Smith, Ginger Jacob and Heike Stadler. Welcome ladies, we look forward to getting to know you and hope you’ll enjoy our fun, friendly and fascinating group of herbies.


We’re well into the second half of 2022 which means we’re working on the program schedule for next year. If you have any ideas, let us know, especially if you’re interested in presenting on a particular subject. For new members, many of our talks are researched and presented by other members, who I know would agree that you learn so much by researching and talking to others about a topic. But, in the meantime we still have some excellent topics lined up for remainder of this year.


Next month, September 9, because of Labor Day, we have Herbalist Candice Canton talking about Herbs that support a healthy immune system, just in time to get ready for flu season or WHATEVER.


Then in October Debbie Hillel is back with propagating from cuttings, another hands-on experience.


And, in November we have our Herbal Gift ideas and a Food Collection for the VETS. I know food prices are high right now but this gives us time to watch for sales and get more bang for our buck for the VETS.


Have a nice Labor Day, the official end of summer supposedly. Looking at the string of 100 degree days ahead of us right now, we’ll be ready.


Stay cool, Jan








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2022 Meeting Calender

Note: Meeting locations subject to change

September 9, 2022

Topic: Herbs to Support a Healthy Immune System

Organizer: Candis Cantin of EverGreen Herb Garden and

                   School of Integrated Herbology

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

October 7, 2022

Topic: Propagation - Cuttings

Organizer: Debbie Hillel

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                 Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

November 4, 2022

Topic: Herbal Gifts and VETS Food Drive

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 

December 2, 2022

Topic: Annual Holiday Buffet

Organizer: TBD

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                 Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

Note: Meeting locations subject to change