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September Message from the Vice President

There was quite a buzz at our meeting this month.  First, Master Gardener Janna Buwalda spoke to us All About Bees.  With her darling stuffed bee in hand, she explained everything you need to know; their physical make-up, lifespan, living quarters, what they like to eat, the kind of flowers they’re most attracted to, how we can protect them and so much more.  Many thanks to Janna for an excellent presentation.

Secondly, Cindy Podsiadlo made a proposal that we adopt another garden on the fairgrounds that would be dedicated to medicinal herbs.  The proposal was unanimously approved along with $300 for expenses.  If you’re interested in working on this project, contact Cindy.


We also had a drawing that netted us $105.  Thanks to Pat Trimble who handles the drawings.


VP Kitty Stewart reminded everyone that we will hold elections at our October 6 meeting.  The positions up for election are Secretary, Vice President and Newsletter Editor.  If you’re interested in any of these positions, contact Kitty.  And speaking of Kitty, she will also be our speaker next month on Poisonous Herbs.  Watch for Ada’s reminder for location.


And lastly, mark your calendars for our Gifts from the Garden & Kitchen meeting on November 3 and our Holiday luncheon on December 1.  More on both these events at next month’s meeting.


As I write this, we’re looking at a whole week of temps in the 80s. Enjoy them!

Jan Keahey

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2023 Meeting Calendar

Note: Meeting locations subject to change

October 6, 2023

Topic: Poisonous Herbs & Elections

Organizer: Kitty Stewart

Location: El Dorado Country Fairgrounds

                 100 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                  Meet at the Adopt-a-Spot herb garden

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

November 3, 2023

Topic: Herbal Gifts

Organizer: Society Members

Location: Greenstone Community Barn

                2900 Stagecoach Dr, Placerville

                Gated access

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

December 1, 2023

Topic: Annual Holiday Luncheon

Organizer: Carolyn Fallis

Location: Shingle Springs Community Center

                4440 S. Shingle Rd, Shingle Springs, 95682

Time: 11:30am to 2:00pm

     Note: Meeting locations subject to change

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