Donate Items for the District Gathering Ways and Means Sale

Sara is collecting items to be offered for sale at the upcoming District Gathering. Bring your old gardening and herb books, herb magazines, or other herb-related products to the meeting to pass along to Sara. Nicer items will be offered in the Silent Auction or Raffle.

Dates To Remember

September 24—Webinar: Crafting the Herbal Garden and Using Herbs with Children with Brooke Sachenheim; visit to register

October 2-3—South Central District Gathering at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas;

October 23—Herb Celebration Day!!​

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Wimberley Presbyterian Church from September through June. Meet at 9:30 for refreshments and social time. Business meeting and program from 10 until noon.  

Next Meeting 

Wednesday, October 21st (we will be making final plans for Herb Celebration).
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Dear HCU members:
Welcome back to our program year! I hope that everyone had a fantastic summer and is ready for an exciting year of new topics and activities. As always, we hit the ground running with our September meeting. Our speaker, Trisha Shirey, is the author of The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southwest. She is the Director of Flora and Fauna at the Lake Austin Spa and is a frequent guest host of the Gardening Naturally radio show. She will share her tools and tips for organic gardening with us as well as sign copies of her book. Our business meeting follows as we delve into plans for our annual Herb Celebration Day on October 23.

There are quite a few workshops taking place this month making our homemade goodies that we sell in our HCD Herb Shoppe. Our pressed flower cards and chutneys are ready to go and most other items will be made this month. Currently there is room for 2 more people in the Dried Wreaths workshop on Monday, September 14, and open slots in the painted gourd birdhouses workshop to be scheduled. Please email Becki, our Herb Shoppe coordinator, to sign up and learn how to make beautiful dried wreaths or paint the very popular gourd birdhouses!

Our District Gathering this year will be held at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas on October 2-3. All members are invited to attend and Sara Holland, our District Delegate, will give us the inside scoop on the event at our meeting. This will be a festive and fun gathering as our meeting coincides with the Folk Center’s 26th Annual Herb Harvest Fall Festival. This is a popular event featuring presentations from renowned people in the gardening and herb world as well as special food and music entertainment. The Ozark Folk Center is in a beautiful state park and you can enjoy the traditional crafts and music of the Ozark region at the Folk Center as well as the many outdoor activities of the area. For more information on lodging and schedule of events visit the Ozark Folk Center website

See you at the meeting!


The mission statement of the Herb Society of America is to "promote the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research and sharing the experience of its members with the community.

The Society is committed to protecting our global environment for the health and well- being of humankind and all growing things. We encourage gardeners to practice environmentally sound horticulture.

The Motto of the Society is taken from the herbalist, John Parkinson: "For Use and Delight"
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