June Message from the President

Well the month started out with a bang! (fireworks) and we were able to have an extra week to prepare for the wonderful garden party at Bettys’.

Having our luncheon meeting at Betty Albert’s house was amazing. Betty went all out to have her garden and back yard decorated beautifully. The food was delicious. We learned about Agastache foeniculum. O.K., Anise Hyssop. A plant with many faces, if you will. It has medicinal uses, as well as, it being beautiful in the garden

Wasn’t that over the top? So much fun and delicious too.

Thanks to Betty and her crew of many, for all their hard work, to have prepared for, such a great feast. We had a successful raffle too… extra Anise Hyssop went home to a few lucky ladies! The gardens were beautiful, and did I mention, the food was great, too.

We had a brief business meeting. We talked about being approved by the Veterans Memorial Building to start with the herbal garden. First, we need some water there. We also talked about moving the wheelbarrow from the Fairgrounds to the Veterans Building. Heave Ho!

Speaking of the garden at the fairgrounds, Jane shared with us about the results of our 4th place rating and saw the winners had bling and shine to them so, we need to bling/shine it up for next year.

Reminder, if you have any items to donate to Ag in the Classroom, Donna will pick up items at our next meeting. Thanks to everyone in advance for your kind and, giving support to this great cause.

We will be meeting at the Veterans Memorial Building in August 2, 2019, and through the end of this year. Just because we have a permanent place to meet, does not stop anyone, if they want, to have a meeting at their home. Or if anyone has a suggestion for a location, and topic (herb), please feel free to share it with us for consideration. The VMB takes the pressure off having to find a spot every month. Be thinking about subjects for next year’s meetings, the sky is the limit. Be creative. There are so many ways herbs are in our lives. If you have ideas, let me know.

I will be contacting American Herb Society to see if and, when we can visit them.

It’s amazing to me that we are already looking at August. I had no idea these months would fly by so quickly. I’ve had fun being President.

I’d like to welcome more new members, Eryn Jelonek-Murphy, Cindy Podsiadlo, and Laura Costa. Thanks for joining the best Herb Society around.

--Debbie Winterson

President

2019 Meeting Calendar

August 2, 2019

Topic: Basil

Organizer: Susanne Surburg

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

September 6, 2019

Topic: TBD

Speaker: Shilo Nielsen from Front Yard Nursery

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

October 4, 2019

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 1, 2019

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

December 6, 2019

Topic: Annual Christmas Party

Organizer: TBD

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

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