We had an educational and productive meeting at our first gathering of the year. Our first speaker for this kickoff meeting was guest speaker Marian Buchanan who gifted us with invaluable and fascinating information on poisonous and dangerous plants or "Wicked Plants" as her program was titled. Her handout is a treasure.
Members entered into an enthusiastic discussion of our plans for Herb Celebration Day (HCD) presented by Chairman Nan Simpson and new member DeAnn Murphy. It's going to be a stellar event with Gayle Engels' presentation on "Healthy Living With Herbs" and another delicious menu demonstrating the use of herbs in our cooking. The Herb Shoppe will have a broad selection of crafts, including planted hypertufa pots, herb plants, edible delights and other creative products. Our own Lotus McElfish will have her amazing art offerings along with some of husband Victor's latest creative woodwork items. The Silent Auction will return with donations from local businesses and friends.
The October meeting falls on the 16th of October this year, giving us a full week plus ahead of the HCD which will be on the last Friday (25th) of October. Tell all your friends to come celebrate herbs with us.
Find time to throw out your wildflower seeds before, during or after one of our tropical fall rains. It's a good idea to make repeated sowings too. A wet fall will help produce a spectacular Spring wildflower show.
Linda and Nan, Co-Chairs
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Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 16 at 9:30 am at the Presbyterian Church.
Hill Country Herb Celebration
Friday, October 25, 2013,
10:30am to 1:30pm.
To make a reservation,
call 512-847-3401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
send your check made out
to HCU of HSA, and
mail to Hill Country Unit,
% Fran Adams at PO Box 2091,
Wimberley, TX 78676
The 2013 Herb of the Year is – Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)