February Message from the President

Hope you all had a lovely Valentine’s Day! At our February meeting Lois Trimpey and our newest member Jenny Hayworth taught us how to make sauerkraut, a wonderful fermented vegetable that is excellent for our digestive systems. Jenny prepared a batch ahead of time so we were all able to taste sauerkraut with sausage. It was an interesting and educational presentation and the sample was delicious! Thank you Lois for introducing Jenny to Herb Society and thank you Jenny for jumping right in and getting involved. We all appreciate it!


Our program next month is growing and cooking cardoon. This should be very interesting. It seems I’m not the only one who doesn’t know much about cardoon. It sounds exotic to me and will be taught by those two exotic ladies, Ada Brehmer and Suzanne Surburg. We might be starting a new fad, now that most people are tired of Kale.


We decided not to have a drawing next month. We’re having the collection for the VETS Food Pantry. This is one way to thank the VETS for their service and for letting us use the room. Lois explained at the meeting that we should bring food that is easy to cook and open (pull tab tops). Let’s see if we can’t gather up a big pile of food to show our appreciation!


Debbie Hillel spoke about our field trip in June to Park Winter in Winters. Please note your calendars for Thursday, June 4. Our meeting date is changed to accommodate the field trip. Debbie will have more information for us at future meetings. 


Looking forward to seeing everyone in March.

Jan Keahey




























2020 Meeting Calendar

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 4, 2020 (Thursday)

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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