November Message from the President

Did you get some good holiday gift ideas at our November meeting? I sure did – everything from soup mixes to personal care products to Grandma’s candy. Thank you to all the members who shared their ideas with us. Check out the Members Corner and Recipe Corner in the newsletter for the recipes, etc.

 

It’s been a weird year, to say the least. We’ve had to move our meetings to various locations, sometimes at the last minute. But we’ve hung in there and shared some wonderful moments and food with each other. And speaking of food, our Holiday luncheon is on December 3. Carolyn Fallis and all her little elves have a nice celebration planned for us. If you didn’t receive your clever invitation at the November meeting or in the mail, please contact Carmel Ashwill. Or if you have questions about the buffet, please contact Carolyn Fallis.  


In the meantime, we’re still working on our educational programs for next year. Carolyn Havicon, fellow member and owner of Bluestone Lavender Farm in Camino, has invited us to join her for a tour of her beautiful, fragrant farm. Because of business commitments during her busy time of year, we will meet on Wednesday, June 29. More info to follow. If you have an idea for a topic or want to help with one, please contact me. I’m happy to say that new member, Jennifer Auvinen, has volunteered to help with the basil program next April, because basil is her favorite herb. That’s how easy it is to get involved.


We have a great program planned to kick off our 2022 year. Nan Franz will present on Viola, the International Herb Association 2022 Herb of the Year. You won’t want to miss this!


Have a nice Thanksgiving with your family and friends. See you all at the Holiday Luncheon on December 3.

Jan









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2021 Meeting Calendar

December 3, 2021

Topic: Annual Holiday Buffet

Organizer: Carolyn Fallis

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                 Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

2022 Meeting Calender

Note: Meeting locations subject to change

January 7, 2022

Topic: 2022 Herb of the Year - Viola

Organizer: Nan Franz

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                 130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                  Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

February 4, 2022

Topic: Improving Your Soil & Seed Exchange

Organizer: Need A Speaker

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                 Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

March 4, 2022

Topic: Propagation of Seeds

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 

April 1, 2022

Topic: Growing & Using Basil

Organizer: Jan Keahey & Jennifer Auvinen

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                 Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

May 6, 2022

Topic: Tea Party at Ada Brehmer's Garden

Organizer: Need Speaker

Location: Shingle Springs

Time:  10:00am to 12:00pm

June 29, 2022  Wednesday

Topic: Bluestone Meadow Lavender Farm

Organizer: Carolyn Havicon

Location: 2025 Carson Rd, Placerville  95667

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

July 8, 2022

Topic: Sherwood Demonstration Garden

Organizer: Susan O'Reilly

Location: Folsom Lake College - El Dorado Center

6699 Campus Dr, Placerville, 95667

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

August 5, 2022

Topic: Herbs & Pollinators

Organizer: Need Speaker

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                 Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 

September 9, 2022

Topic: Growing Cool Season Herbs

Organizer: Need Speaker

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

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