OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS

Co-Chairpersons Linda McDowell & Nan Perkins
Program Chair                    Nan Simpson
Membership Chair      Sara Holland
Secretary    Jean Ohm
Treasurer     Fran Adams
Publicity Chairperson Open
Hospitality    Sarah Carlisle
Ways and Means Norma Stiegler
Website Lynne Edleson


Dear Herbies,


March –“ in like a lion, out like a lamb”…but here in Texas, it may be in like a lamb and out like a lion. March weather is unpredictable, so be ready to cover and/or protect anything newly planted. Since you did all the prep work in February, you are probably already planting replacement plants and adding new ones to your landscape and garden. 

“Divide and Conquer”  - Remember to bring your plants for the plant exchange in March.  Leave them out on the church porch so we keep the mess outdoors.  Also, if your onion chives and garlic chives need to be divided, plant a few around roses as they will help repel many of the  rose munching insects. March 16 is our yearly average  final freeze date, but this year, you may want to consider sowing annual seeds toward the end of the month. 

Don’t forget the meeting on the 19th where we will discuss plans for our trip to Festival Hill in April.  Our speaker for March 19th  is J. Colby Adams – “Organic Gardening Revisited”.  For all of us who are trying to incorporate the use of herbs on a daily basis, I know we will want to learn more about growing edible plants using organic practices. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Sincerely,

Linda and Nan, Co-chairs, Hill Country Unit.
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Next Meeting Wednesday, March 19.  9:30 Presbyterian Church
Presenter:  J. Colby Adams
Organic Gardening Revisited

Refreshments will be provided at the March meeting by Dee Ann Murphy, Jean Ohm, and Madge Liscomb.
Dates to remember:

March 21and 22 – Herb Forum at Festival Hill;  plant sale
March 24 – Workday at EATG at 9:30 to 11:30. 
April 26 – Butterfly Day at EATG from 10 to 4. 
May 7 – evening presentation at the Wimberley Library on Herbs
October 17 – Herb Celebration Day 10:30 to 1:30. 

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.  


The 2014 Herb of the Year is – Artemesia

Herb of the Month is Oregano
Go to herbsociety.org for more information.