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Dear HCU Members:

Time has flown by and amazingly it’s now August! This month we’ll begin our new 2016 – 2017 program year. LeeAnn Bower, Program Chair, has a fabulous line up of speakers and topics planned which she’ll tell you all about at our meeting. As a sneak peak, I will let you know that many of the programs will be Master Naturalist Approved Training!

Plans for Herb Celebration Day are moving along. Our speaker this year will be Trisha Shirey. As we know, Trisha is an engaging speaker and we are very excited to have her at Herb Day this year. Our workshops to make our Herb Shoppe products for Herb Celebration Day begin this month. Dates and locations are being finalized and new workshops have been added. Look for more information about workshops soon! Additionally, many of our workshops will count towards Master Naturalist Approved Volunteer Time.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting this month as we get a jump start on our year and plans for Herb Celebration Day!

DeAnn & Lois

Next Meeting:

August 17, 2016

First meeting of the 2016-2017 business year and Herb Celebration Day planning

The Herb Society of America 
Hill Country Unit

Invites you the 9th Annual

Herbal Celebration Day
Friday, November 4, 2016

10:00 am until 1:00 pm
Wimberley United Methodist Church
​1200 County Road 1492

$20 Ticket includes
Lunch, Herb Shoppe, and Silent Auction

Limited seating, confirm reservations by Oct. 30th

Doors and shopping open at 10:00 am
Program begins at 11:00 am
Lunch served immediately following​
Seating is open and tables fill quickly.

Proceeds from this event support the Sensory Garden at EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens & Educational Outreach Program

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 Featured Herb is Mexican Tarragon
Tagetes lucida
Mexican tarragon grows very well in our hill country climate and soil. It is a beautiful landscape plant and the deer haven't touched mine! Mexican tarragon is our substitute for French tarragon in recipes as it has a similar anise-like flavor. Even so, it is not related to French tarragon but to the common marigold. Be sure to visit the HSA website to learn more about Mexican tarragon and to get tips and recipes contributed by our own Henry Flowers!  

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"Herbs for All Reasons, All Seasons"

Presented by Guest Speaker
Trisha Shirey