Gold Country Herb Society

of El Dorado County      

 November Message from the President

Hello to all Gold Country Herb Society Members.


We’re still waiting for the rain! This year rain will have not only relief for our plants and our watering hands but also relief for the fires and smoke we all are breathing. Please keep praying for the families affected by the fires and those who are fighting the fires.

The November meeting was held at Boa Vista Orchard. We had a wonderful group of members ready to study about the herb “Cinnamon.” Carmel Ashwell handed out a booklet she prepared explaining the history and many interesting facts about cinnamon including growing, harvesting and its uses and recipes. We were given a cinnamon stick for our use at home to shave into recipes or swirl into tea or coffee. Then a treat of apple pie with cinnamon baked by the Boa Vista Bakery was served to all. (Definitely an informative and filling meeting.)


At the meeting, beautiful invitations (made by Carmel Ashwell) were handed out for our upcoming Christmas Buffet. This will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at the Pleasant Valley Community Hall (Grange), 4765 Pleasant Valley Road, Placerville, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.  Betty Albert had a signup sheet for food items at the Christmas Buffet. All attending are asked to bring a food item to share. 


Please RSVP if you can join us and what food item you will be bringing. Call Betty (530) 626-5628 or email [email protected] or call Carolyn (530) 647-1401 or email [email protected].  Remember all GCHS members, family members, and guests are invited to participate in the gift exchange. (The Herbie Holiday Motto for gifts is: “Make It, Bake It or Grow It!).  Hope to see you all at the buffet. This luncheon is a great way to start the holiday season!


The January 2019 meeting (Friday, Jan. 4 10:00 am to 12:30 pm) will be held at El Dorado Hills Library when Lisa Murphy will lead us in a discussion of the herb “MACA”.


Now, a special note to all members. I’m going to be stepping down from the position as President. Come the January meeting Debbie Winterson and Lisa Hoffman will be stepping into this position and leading the GCHS members. I know they will do a great job. They have many wonderful ideas for meetings, speakers, and field trips. I want to say thank you to all and that I have enjoyed leading this group very much. It’s been a lot of fun and I always learn a lot at our meetings. Of course, I’ll still be at the meetings. I still have a lot to learn about herbs and this is the best forum to do that.


See you all at the Christmas Buffet.

 

 - Carolyn Fallis









2018 Meeting Calendar

December 7, 2018

Topic:  Annual Christmas Buffet

Organizer: Carolyn Fallis

Location: Pleasant Valley Community Hal

                4765 Pleasant Valley Road, Placerville

Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm

2019 Meeting Calendar

January 4, 2018

Topic: Maca

Organizer: Lisa Murphy

Location: El Dorado Hills Library

                7455 Silva Valley Pkwy, El Dorado Hills

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm


February 1, 2019

Topic: History of Chocolate/Medicinal Roses

Organizer: Nan Franz

Location: Cielo Estate Winery

                3040 Ponderosa RD., Shingle Springs, 95682

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm


March 1, 2019

Topic: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme

Organizer: Carmel Ashwill

Location: Cielo Estate Winery

                3040 Ponderosa RD., Shingle Springs, 95682

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm


April 5, 2019

Topic: Speaker

Organizer: TBD

Location: TBD

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm


May 3, 2019

Topic: Cilantro/Plant Exchange

Organizer: Cheryl McElhinney

Location: El Dorado Hills Library

                7455 Silva Valley Pkwy, El Dorado Hills

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm


June 7, 2019
Topic: Field Trip
Organizer: TBD
Location: Amador Flower Farm
                22001 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

July 12, 2019
Topic: Anise – Herb of the Year
Organizer: Betty Albert
Location: Placerville
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm