Gold Country Herb Society

of El Dorado County      

 June Message from the President

Well, many of us made the trek to Candis’s house in Swansboro. There were Twenty two of us, as a matter of fact. We could call it the Candis’s, Mosquito Road, Herb Garden Excellent Adventure. Those of you that drove know what I am talking about. Well worth the journey. We walked around the amazing herb gardens of Candis’s and she described the plants, the botanical names and regular names too. As well as what they are used for, from Clary Sage, hormonal balancing, to Yellow Dock for proper digestion. And many more in between. We saw her studio and amazing artwork. Many of us went home with plants from her potting shed. Some plants even coming from Rosemary Gladstar’s garden.


We had two guests attend, Laura Costa and Kelly Knox. Kelly loved it so much, she became a member. We also have a new member, that found us, via our website, Bob Brucia. He will be an asset to the group. He has an extensive knowledge of herbs. And loves to share his knowledge. There may be an “in-between meetings meet-up to visit his garden! When it is a bit cooler. Welcome Kelly and Bob!


Our “Adopt A Spot Garden” at the Fair Grounds came in 4th place this year. We had gone by and the garden looked great, thank you to the “Herbie” who added the cowboy, horse and gnome. Kept watering it through the Fair, due to the crazy heat. We added rocks from Betty Alberts garden, thank you, Betty and thank you to Jane for taking care of the garden throughout the year. We appreciate the hard work everyone did this year.


Remember our meeting will be July 12, 2019, the second Friday due to July 4th weekend.


Speaking of Betty, her talk will be on, Anise Hyssop, (Agastache Foeniculum). There will be food provided by Betty, she say’s to come and enjoy her yard, she will have food - a - plenty. You could always bring something if there’s a recipe that calls to you. Betty highly recommends car-pooling to her place.


We will also be having an opportunity drawing for some Anise Hyssop plants, if you feel inclined to bring an item for the raffle, bring a nice gift for the raffle. There will be a table for “Free” plants, if you have too many, and want to share.

We have been approved by the Board of Directors at the Veterans Memorial Building, for an herb garden. We will have to run water from the building to the proposed area. So, if anyone has extra PVC it may come in handy for this project. There have been several people involved with this so far, but all are welcome to give input, plants, dirt, bricks, boards, sprinklers. This will come together and be a nice asset for the building. Some of you have said you have items, please call me, Debbie Winterson, if you need something picked up, so we can arrange for a pick-up of those items. 


Dues are due: 6 months dues at $10.00 from June 2019 to December 2019, and $20.00 due in January 2020.

--Debbie Winterson

  President


2019 Meeting Calendar

July 12, 2019

Topic: Anise/Hyssop – Herb of the Year
Organizer: Betty Albert
Location: Placerville
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

August 2, 2019

Topic: Basil

Organizer: Susanne Surburg

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm


September 6, 2019

Topic: TBD

Speaker: Shilo Nielsen from Front Yard Nursery

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm


October 4, 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


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: TBD

Location: Veterans Memorial Building

                130 Placerville Dr, Placerville, 95667

                Park in lower parking lot behind the building

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Membership or Renewal Form

Are you interested in becoming a member?  It is very simple.  Click here to access the membership form.  Once you have filled out the form, bring it to one of our monthly meetings, along with the membership fee and join our wonderful group!


You can use this form to renew your membership as well.