Growing an Herbal Community Together


Monday, October 27, 2014

November Meeting: Pumpkins & Spice


We'll be celebrating autumn with a program entitled Pumpkins and Spice. We'll investigate the benefits of using the spices typically associated with autumn--cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and other warming, pungent flavors. Plus there will be taste treats to share.


Bring your favorite recipe, idea for using a favorite spice, or something edible to share. Enjoy good tastes and healthful eating at the same time.

Casa del Prado, Room 101, Balboa Park
Wednesday, November 5th, 7:00 p.m.

October Meeting: Roundtable



Wednesday, October 1st, 7PM
Casa del Prado, Room 101 Balboa Park

Let’s get together and talk about how we use herbs in our daily lives. Are you an herbal tea drinker for the taste, or the medicinal value? Do you use herbal house cleaning products, herbs to spice up your cooking? Do you make tinctures, creams, salves, herbal vinegars or oils? Do you have an herb garden? Also remember Show & Tell makes things more interesting so if you can bring something to pass around to taste, drink, or smell that would be great.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

September Program of the San Diego Herb Guild



September 3rd 
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Casa del Prado, Room 101
Balboa Park, San Diego 

Program: Herbs and Foods for the Harvest Season Come learn what herbs and foods are best for you at this time of year. 

The time between the end of summer and the beginning of autumn is really its own season. Think of the yellow and gold colors of ripe grains and squash--the bounty of the harvest. Join us for tastes and recipes using herbs for the season.

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.