February Message from the President

Wow, what a meeting! I’ve heard from many members how great it was to see everyone.  Hopeful-ly it won’t be long before we all feel comfortable attending.  The meeting was held at the Greenstone Barn thanks to the group of Greenstone residents who are members.   DonnaRae Caccavo gave an information packed talk on dill and brought homemade dill pickles to taste.  Thank you, DonnaRae!


We also had our seed exchange.  Thank you to members who brought all kinds of seeds to share. It took 2 six-foot tables to display them all.  Now we need people to share their seed starting experience in Garden Gossip.  Which reminds me, if you have information to share you can always send an article to Vivian for the newsletter.


Four women joined our group this month: Debra Young, Pat Wilson, Jessica Gonsalves and Julie Olson.   Welcome ladies! We’re looking forward to getting to know you.


Regarding dues for 2021.  The group decided a couple months ago and I forgot to mention it, there won’t be any dues for 2021.  Jane Reed, Treasurer, feels we have enough funds to cover plans for this year since we didn’t have many expenses last year and many members weren’t able to attend at all in 2020.  However, new members who join this year will be assessed the $20.


Next month’s meeting will be held at the Greenstone Barn again and we have two talks scheduled. As previously advertised, Lois Trimpey will talk about Saffron. And Nan Franz will also give us a presentation on Culinary Herbs and Fast Food. Should be a very interesting meeting. 


And back by popular demand, we will have a drawing next month.   We’ve all had 12 months to clean out closets, garages, etc., so here’s our chance to pass some of those goodies along.  Our Drawing Mistress, Cheryl McElhinney, won’t be able to attend next month so we need a replacement.  If you’re willing, please give me a call or email.


See y’all soon!

Jan Keahey










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2021 Meeting Calendar

March 5, 2021

Topic: Saffron / Culinary Herbs and Fast Food

Presenter: Lois Trimpey / Nan Franz

Location: Greenstone Community Barn

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

April 9, 2021

Topic: Health Benefits of Culinary Herbs

Presenter: Candis Canton 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 

May 7, 2021

Topic: Field Trip to Morningsun Herb Farm

Location: Vacaville, CA

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

June 4, 2021

Topic: Native Herbs

Presenter: Cindy Podsiadlo & Plant Exchange

Location: El Dorado County Fairgrounds

                100 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                 Meet at the Adopt-a-Spot herb garden

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

July 9, 2021

Topic: How to Make Lavender Wands

Presenter: Nan Franz

Location: El Dorado County Fairgrounds

               100 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                Meet at the Adopt-a-Spot herb garden

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

August 6, 2021

Topic: Herbal Definitions

Presenter: Peggy Holmes

Location: El Dorado County Fairgrounds

               100 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                Meet at the Adopt-a-Spot herb garden

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

September 10, 2021

Topic: Parsley - International Herb Society Association 2021 Herb of the Year

Organizer: Gosia Porwit

Location: El Dorado County Fairgrounds

               100 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

               Meet at the Adopt-a-Spot herb garden

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

October 1, 2021

Topic: Putting Your Garden to Bed

Presenter: 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 5, 2021

Topic: Herbal Gifts

Presenter: Herb Society 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 3, 2021

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