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May Message from the President

Happy Growing Season!

 

All of our gardens are growing beautifully now, but Michele Harris' garden was in its glory for our Tea Party on May 3rd. We had beautiful weather, wonderful company, and fabulous goodies. I hope you all shared your recipes! Gerry Mitchell delivered an inspiring discussion of rose hips, along with some examples of how to use candied rose hips and a delicious infusion for tea.  Everyone brought interesting plants to share, along with some great tips and information, so hopefully you are all as inspired as I am to get more growing before the heat really gets going this summer.

 

We are working on the culinary herb garden at the Fairgrounds to get ready for the Fair next month, and planning our niche for the Horticulture entry. If you have ideas or would like to help, please let us know. The second garden that we had planned for medicinal herbs is on hold. Hopefully we'll find a location for it by next year.

 

I hope to see many of you at Candis Cantin's next month. Our meeting is a field trip to Swansboro to see her herbal gardens. It's a bit of a drive, but well worth it. Feel free to carpool, but she says she has plenty of parking. And bring your lunch and a portable chair if you have one (she has a dozen or so), so we can relax over a picnic before returning home. We plan to gather at 10 am, so we'll beat the heat, and Candis always shares many pearls of wisdom about herbs in an entertaining manner, so I know we'll all learn something.  Her address is 2001 Swansboro Rd, Placerville, and directions are on her website:  https://www.evergreenherbgarden.org/

 

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Kitty Stewart

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Note: Meeting locations subject to change

2024 Meeting Calendar

June 7, 2024

Topic: Field Trip to EverGreen Herb Gardens with

               Herbalist Candis Cantin

Location: 2001 Swansboro Rd, Placerville

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

July 12, 2024

Topic: Attracting Birds to Your Garden

Presenter: Pat Trimble

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville

                 Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

August 2, 2024

Topic: Using Herbal Flowers as Food Decorations

Presenter: Carmel Ashwell

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville

                 Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

September 6, 2024

Topic: Aromatherapy

Presenter: Jan Keahey

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville

                 Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

October 4, 2024

Topic: Sweeteners

Presenter: DonnaRae Caccavo

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville

                 Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

Topic: Herbal Gifts

Presenters: Members

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville

                 Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

November 1, 2024

Topic: Holiday Luncheon

Organizer: Carolyn Fallis

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville

                 Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 11:30am to 2:00pm

December 6, 2024

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