Gold Country Herb Society

of El Dorado County      

 March Message from the President

Hello to All GCHS members!

The snow did come. As a result those of us who lived in the higher areas were unable to attend the March meeting. We have definitely had a few snow days. However, the meeting went on without us minus the yearly Tea Party. This will be rescheduled later in the year.

Thank you for carrying on the meeting with the study of “Nettles” led by Nikki Bari along with samples of nettle tea, which can be enjoyed daily. Josie Franz educated us on the honeybee and the mason bee for a school project.

I want to list a few upcoming dates to remember:

  • April 21 is the Master Gardener’s Plant Sale at the Sherwood Forest located on the Folsom Lake College campus, 8:00 am till 2:00 pm.
  • April 21 will be the memorial for Sandra Marto. (a member who passed away recently.) It will be held at the Camino Heights Sierra Banquet Center’s Log Cabin 2:00 pm till 5:00 pm.
  • April 25 the Master Gardeners will hold a Culinary Class at the Cameron Park Community Center 9:00 am till 12:00 pm.
  • May 20 will be the Celebration of Life for Kathy Pearson at the Karmere Winery, 11970 Shenandoah Rd., Plymouth, 12:00 pm till 2:30 pm.

Of course, our next herb meeting will be held on Friday, April 6 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds 10:00am till 12:00pm. Our topic of study is Propagating Herbs with Jan Keahey and Lois Trimpey as our presenters.

Also, we will have our Plant Exchange. Bring any plants you will be willing to pass on to other members. You can also bring garden items, pots,

gardening books, etc. These items could be treasures for others.

At this April meeting we will be cleaning our garden--bring your gloves, etc. for work. Since we are preparing our herb garden for the County Fair in June, if you have some herbs that we could add in our garden, please bring them. This way they will have a couple of months to settle in and grow. (We don’t need mint or lemon balm.)


*The theme for the fair this year is “Magic in the Air.” It’s up to us members to decorate the garden. Bring your ideas! We want to win a cash prize.   

Last but not least, bring your treats. We’ll need them when we finish our study and garden work.

In May, on Friday the 4th, we will be led by Candis Cantin on the River Walk in Coloma followed by a picnic lunch (our sack lunches.). She will show us the many herbs that grow along the river. We will send out an Evite and sign up to all members with all the pertinent information.

- Carolyn Fallis

2018 Meeting Calendar

April 6, 2018

Topic:  Propagating Herbs/Plant Exchange

Organizer: Jan Keahey/Lois Trimpey

Location: El Dorado County Fairgrounds

               100 Placerville Dr, Placerville

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

May 4, 2018

Topic:  River Walk (Coloma)

Organizer: Candis Cantin

Location: TBD

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

June 1, 2018

Topic:  Ashwagandha

Organizer: TBD

Location: El Dorado County Fairgrounds

               100 Placerville Dr, Placerville

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm