Tuesday, July 22, 2014

August Planning Meeting



There will be no regular meeting for the Herb Guild in August. Instead we will be planning the Guild's activities and programs for 2015.

Please come help us plan!
This is your Herb Guild and we need to know what you want.

We will be planning programs for regular meetings, as well as outreach activities to share herbs with the larger community. 2015 is a big year for Balboa Park and we plan to be part of the celebration. Come give us your good ideas.

If you have a business to promote or a program you would like to offer, please let us know.

Ideas for next year include creating an Herbal Marketplace where herbalists and herb enthusiasts can display and market their products.

We also will discuss our support of Trees for Health in the coming year. There are many exciting things happening in the garden, so come join the fun. 

Meeting time: 7:00 Wednesday, August 6th
Meeting place: Room 101 Casa del Prado

Anyone with specific ideas they want to discuss, please send them to us in advance and we'll put them on the agenda. Please come join us!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer Potluck in the Trees for Health Arboretum

Wednesday, July 2nd
6:00 p.m.

Bring your silverware, plate, chair or a blanket and some food to share.  Club will provide the drinks.  After dinner we will tour the Trees for Health garden.


Enter the park at the intersection of 6th Ave and Upas St. (this is on the Hillcrest/West of Hwy 163 side of the park) This is the ONLY way to drive to the Trees Arboretum. At the intersection, take the fork that is Balboa Drive, a one way street. Continue south and look for the Trees sign on a Kiosk at the left just before the intersection with Quince St.  Park and look for the group.  There will be some signs to help you.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

June Meeting: Herbs and Foods for the Seasons: Summer


7pm to 9pm, Wednesday, June 4
Room 101 of the Casa del Prado in Balboa Park
Everyone is welcome! 
Summer is the time of the Fire Element in Chinese medicine. Some people love the change from spring to summer. Others want to hide from the heat. How does summer affect you? What food and herbs will help deal with summer heat? How might you change your eating habits in the summer for better health? Whether you need to warm up or cool down, come join us for a tour of the flavors of summer.

Friday, March 21, 2014

April Meeting: Herbs and Foods for the Seasons: Spring

April 2nd in room 101 of the Casa del Prado in Balboa Park we will explore herbs and foods that help your body "attune" to Spring. Come learn what herbs help you detoxify and strengthen your health during this changeable season. We will be sharing recipes and taste samples.

Friday, February 14, 2014

March Meeting: Celebrate the Herb of the Year, Artemesia

Artemisia absinthium

Our March 5th meeting will be all about the Herb of the Year for 2014 - Artemisia.

We encourage everyone to participate and bring ideas, experiences, plants, preparations, etc. 

There are so many different kinds of Artemisia it can really be interesting to learn about the similarities and differences.

And don't worry if you don't know anything about Artemisia - that's why we join together and get to know the plants. Beginners are warmly welcomed!

As always our meetings are from 7pm to 9pm in Room 101 of the Casa del Prado in Balboa Park.

Friday, November 29, 2013

We'll be back in February


Just a reminder that we're taking our customary December break, and because the 1st Wednesday of the month for January 2014 is on New Year's Day we'll not be meeting until February 5th when our program will be Herbs and Foods for Winter
Enjoy the holidays and make lots of herbal goodies for friends. If you're looking for a recipe try this wonderful Elderberry Syrup to ward off colds an flu.