January Message from the President

Happy New Year Everyone! We started the year out with a bang with Kelly Knox’s talk on tinctures, balms & salves, lotion bars, infused oils and chapstick. She demonstrated making the products, provided us with written material so we could make our own and references for additional information. And we all went home with a heart shaped lotion bar. Thank you Kelly!


Last year when Peggy Holmes talked to us about herbs for the digestive system, she mentioned the value of eating fermented foods. So, next month Lois Trimpey and a new member, Jenny Hayworth, who are both Master Food Preservers, will teach us how to make sauerkraut. If you haven’t had homemade sauerkraut, you don’t know what you’re missing. And it will be ready just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.


Speaking of Lois, she has volunteered to be our coordinator with the VETS. Since it looks like the VETS herb garden is not possible at this time, we decided at the meeting to donate $100 to the VETS for the use of the room in 2020 as well making donations to their Food Pantry for needy VETS. Lois will work with the VETS coordinator on these and any other issues that arise. Thank you Lois!


We also decided at the meeting to hold the drawing for Michelle Harris’ Greenhouse at the February meeting. A donation of $10 will be requested to participate in the drawing. If you’re interested in the greenhouse, be sure to attend the meeting or give your donation to someone who is attending. A very special thank you to Michele for her generous contribution.


That’s it folks! Hope to see everyone at the meeting on February 7.

Jan Keahey




























2020 Meeting Calendar

February 7, 2020

Topic: Making Sauerkraut & Seed Exchange

Organizer: Lois Trimpey

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                 Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

March 6, 2020

Topic: Growing and cooking Cardoon 

Organizer: Ada Brehmer & Suzanne Surburg

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                 Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

April 3, 2020

Topic: Floral Arrangements with Herbs

Organizer: Ada Brehmer

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                 Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

May 1, 2020

Topic: Hyssop & Plant Exchange

Organizer: Jane Reed

Location: El Dorado County Fairgrounds 

                100 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                 Meet at the Adopt-a-Spot herb garden 

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

June 5, 2020

Topic: Field Trip to Park Winters

Organizer: Debbie Hillel

Location: 27850 County Rd 26, Winters, 95694

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

July 10, 2020

Topic: Garlic

Organizer: Michelel Harris

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                 Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

August 7, 2020

Topic: Herbs & Bees

Organizer: Nikki Bari

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                 Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

September 4, 2020

Topic: Growing and using Salad Burnett

Organizer: Mousie Brown

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                 Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

October 2, 2020

Topic: TBD

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 

November 6, 2020

Topic: Herbal Gifts

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 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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