​Next Meeting
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Speaker: Henry Flowers

"HSA Herb of the Year - Peppers"

Refreshments Provided By:

LeeAnn Bower, Leigh Peterson,
Jo Hackett


Two more people are needed to help with refreshments this month.

A wonderful menu is already planned incorporating peppers so there's no need to come up with recipe ideas. 

Contact LeeAnn Bower at leeannb@hotmail.com to find out how you can help.

(If you don't want to prepare a dish, you could help with beverages, ice, etc. Just let LeeAnn know your preference.)

Dates to Remember:

January 19--Webinar: Pycnanthemum: Our 2016 Notable Native with Kathy Schlosser; visit https://www.herbsociety.org/ to register.

Contact us at:     hillcountryunit@gmail.com
Dear HCU members:

Happy 2016 Herbies! I hope that everyone had enjoyable holidays. A great big "Thank You" goes to Becky Ellisor for hosting our Member's Luncheon last month at her beautiful home. The tables were festive; the food was plentiful and delicious and a merry time was had by all! 

At our first meeting of the new year, we'll learn about Peppers, the HSA Herb of the Year, from our own Henry Flowers. Peppers come in a world of colors, shapes and flavors. Henry brings much knowledge and experience and you won't want to miss this informative program about this popular herb.

Even though it's January, there are still some things to do in your garden. Now is the perfect time to clean, repair, and service your garden tools and equipment. Also, plant any bare root fruit trees, nut trees, and roses this month. January is the perfect time to trim and re-shape evergreen trees and shrubs and shade trees. Shear hardy herbs as needed. Oregano, Rosemary, Savory, and Thyme will really benefit from a late-winter haircut.

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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Our Herb of the Month is Peppers