September Message from the President

Happy Fall ya’ll.  Cold Weather Herbs: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, Cilantro, Lavender, Mint and Chives.  We want to thank Shilo from Front Yard Nursery for coming to talk with us about cold weather herbs. Whether they should be from seeds or cuttings was important. We lack the sunshine during the winter to get the same results as we get during the summer. None the less, it does show how hearty herbs can be when given the right soil, environment, worm castings, fish emulsions to grow. Watch out for fish emulsions, some lettuce can taste like fish. Use sparingly.

Growing them near the kitchen makes them easier to harvest. Watch for hard freezes, cold weather and snow. These can all be grown in the same container. Congrats to Cheryl for winning the large prize of the large herb basket. 

Ada and Cindy volunteered for the Adopt a Spot at the Fairgrounds. Thank you, Jane for keeping it looking good for the past year.

If we start now, we can have something for the Christmas gift exchange, remember the theme is – “Make it, Bake it, Grow it”.

Jane reminded everyone to Save Their Seeds for the seed exchange in February, 2020.

The President and Vice President, Debbie and Lisa, made an announcement that their house has sold and they would be moving out of state. Effective immediately. The Society is in need of a President and Vice President. The job is fun. We always had help getting certain things together. This is a won-derful group when it comes to helping each other. Thank you all for making this past year enjoyable. It definitely made us better for taking on the responsibility. Thank you to everyone that came up to us to wish us well on our new adventure.

For all the past meetings, the learning of the various herbs, both for culinary, medicinal just plain, smell good and look pretty, for the wonderful food that everyone has always graciously shared. We’ve had some good times through the years. For all of it, we thank you.

We have a new member, Cindy, that volunteered to take the “Blue Bucket”. We appreciate that she stepped right up to help. It takes a village!

We wanted to give you some ideas for the future: Sacramento’s Famous Hidden Garden, for tours, We did go, and it is beautiful, time it when the roses are in bloom.

Adios fellow Herbies!

Debbie Winterson, President and Lisa Hoffman, Vice President 

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.

2019 Meeting Calendar

October 4, 2019

Topic: Healing Herbs for the Digestive System

Presenter: Peggy Holmes, Master Herbalist

Location: Boa Vista Orchards

                2952 Carson Rd, Camino

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: Caroline Fallis

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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