Publicity Chairman

Do you enjoy expressing your creativity by writing and/or graphic design? If so, being the Publicity Chairman is the position for you! We are seeking 1 or 2 members to design and create flyers, Herb Day printed materials, and write promotional articles for HCU as needed. Will train (as much as possible!) and provide knowledge transfer. Contact Marian or DeAnn if interested.

Next Meeting Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Speaker: Sara Holland
"HSA Herb of the Year--Savory"

Refreshments Provided By:
Norma Stiegler, Sarah Carlisle, Betty Jo Slider, Lois Raymond

Please welcome new HCU member
Sharon Maynard 

Herb of the Month: Rose

Rose is the "flower of love". Rose fossils have been found in the U.S. dating back 30-35 million years. You'll find tips and recipes for using rose petals on the HSA website at http://www.herbsociety.org.

Dates To Remember

Feb 9—Herbs and Spices for Immunity, “Staying healthy through the changing seasons” by Robyn Clark; AgriLife Extension office, New Braunfels from 10-11, www.theherbroom.com
Feb 20—Senior Fair at the Wimberley Community Center, 10-3
Feb 21—Austin Herb Society Spring Seminar, “Fermentation with an Herbal Twist” with Kate Payne at 9:30, www.austinherbsociety.org
March 21—Herbal Forum @ Round Top, www.festivalhill.org
March 25—Library Program entitled “Herbal Hit Parade” 6:30-8:30
April 15—Field Trip to Wildflower Center


HOMETimely TipsInformationMeetingsOur Gardens

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Dear HCU members:

This month there are several interesting herb programs happening in our area. On Feb 9, Robyn Clark will give a program at the AgriLife Extension office in New Braunfels. At 10:00 am she will speak on Herbs and Spices for Immunity, “Staying healthy through the changing seasons.” A very timely topic! Visit her website at www.theherbroom.com for more information.

Also, the Austin Herb Society is having their Spring Seminar on February 21 at Zilker Botanical Garden Center. Educator and author Kate Payne will present “Fermentation with an herbal twist.” Kate will discuss fermentation as a form of food preservation and its health benefits and will focus on incorporating herbs into making fermented foods and drinks. Attendees will see various fermentation methods demonstrated and will enjoy recipes and samples offered. The cost is $25 payable at the door and light refreshments will be served. Please visit www.austinherbsociety.org for more information.

On February 20, we will participate in the first annual Senior Fair at the Wimberley Community Center. The Senior Fair will provide people ages 55+ an opportunity to see what businesses, organizations, and events are available in Wimberley. We will host a table providing information on the HCU and hope to attract new herbies as well as build awareness in the community about our organization.

For our meeting this month, Sara Holland will educate us on Savory which is the HSA Herb of the Year for 2015. Join us on February 18 to learn more! 

Marian and DeAnn