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Join us for our Wild Edible Herb Walk scheduled for Sunday, January 24th at 2:00pm.Location is Busiek State Forest 10 miles south of Ozark on highway 65 mile, marker 27, meet in the parking lot.  Fee is $10.00 for guests and $5.00  for paid Springfield Area Herb Society Members.  Membership applications will be available.

Bo Brown our guide is requesting face masks.  Face masks not provided bring your own.  Enjoy the walk.  If you have questions about the walk please call Joannie at 417-725-5134.
Covid has upended a lot of things including our January 19th meeting.  Let us not be discouraged but resilient.  I am exploring Zoom as a tool that we may use in 2021 and we may have meetings outdoors as we did last summer.  So with that being said stay tuned close to meeting dates if changes need to be made.

January 19th – Regular meeting cancelled because of rise in Covid cases after the holidays.

February 16th – Winter Sowing demo…Starting 3-4 month long review of cooking course “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat”…Seed Swap

March 16th – Soil Health by Kelly McGowan…Continue cooking course

April 20th – Blueberries by Patrick Byers

May 18th – Plant Swap – This will be at the Japanese Stroll Garden Pavilion

June 15th – Sharon Masterson will present and her topic will be announced

July 20th – Night Gardens by Katie Keith

August 17th – Harvesting Herbs by Barb Emge

September 21st – Herbal First Aid Kits – a sharing time for members

October 19th – To be announced

Also we have an update from Ogden Publications on our magazine fundraiser.  They informed us Mother Earth Living has been temporally suspended and its contents will be added to Mother Earth News.  That will limit us to only Mother Earth News and Grit but the publisher indicated both magazines will have additional content.  Purchasing these magazines through Springfield Area Herb Society for only $10.00 each is a great price and benefits our organization.  To order contact Bob (springfieldareaherbsociety@gmail.com) for details.

From action of the board and members at our September 15, 2020 SAHS meeting Bob Belk will serve as president for the next term.
Watch for information on our 2021 Wild Edible Herb Walks.  Normally we meet at the first parking lot at Busiek State Forest 10 miles south of Ozark on highway 65, mile marker 27.  Fee is $10.00 for guests and $5.00  for paid Springfield Area Herb Society Members.  Membership applications will be available.  If you have questions about the walk please call Joannie at 417-725-5134.

The Springfield area Herb Society is a non-profit group based in the beautiful Ozarks region of southwest Missouri!  Our mission is to promote the knowledge, use and enjoyment of herbs through educational programs, research and sharing the experience with the community. We meet monthly to discuss herbs, share recipes, and exchange gardening tips!  We also host special events and sponsor tours of local parks, farms and businesses. The Herb Society is open to the public and we welcome all levels of knowledge! During 2018 we will have:

  • Several guest speakers, including those nationally and internationally known!
  • There will be several “wild edible” hikes throughout the year, which is important because some plants come in at different times of the year, and other plants have different useful parts at different times of the year.
  • Herbal garden tours
  • Participation in several area festivals
  • Springfield Area Herb Society is proud to again be an herbal garden partner with the Demonstration Herb Garden at the Botanical Center and excited to continue to partner with the Kitchen at the Kitchen Clinic Community Herb Gardens.
  • We will continue to have a different Herb Highlight at each of our monthly meetings!
  • Come enjoy Herbal refreshments that our members bring to our monthly meetings!
  • Listen at the monthly meeting for “What to do in your herb garden” for the upcoming month!

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