Meetings and Events

The Springfield Area Herb Society meets every third Tuesday of the month.

Meetings begin at  6 PM and are held at the Botanical Center at 2400 S Scenic Springfield MO.

2014 Monthly Meetings

Jan 21 Getting to Know Herb
Feb 18 Guest Chef

Feb.18 6pm.

Social time 5:30pm.

Springfield Area Herb Society presenting Chef Chadwick Isom

Chef Chadwick Isom whom worked at Bass Pro Corp., Big Cedar Lodge, and later at Hemingways was trained by many great chefs including Marcel Bonetti C.E.C. eventually becoming executive sous chef. He helped develop the Victory Trade School as the dean of culinary art, into an accredited, well known school with two restaurants, bakery, catering company, all run by students. His passion is to teach the community and beyond how to cook with fresh foods and represents Hy-Vee with this quest on many boards and large local events in SW Missouri.

Jan Raleigh will be doing our herb highlight for the evening.

Feel free to bring herbal refreshments. Our meetings are free to the public. Membership is $12 for the year with benefits included. We hold our meetings at the Springfield Greene-County Botanical Center 2400 S. Scenic Springfield MO. 65807

March 18

Healthy Herbs/Healthy Soil Critters

March 18

Social time 5:30pm.

Meeting at 6pm.

Springfield Area Herb Society presenting Healthy Herbs/Healthy Soil Critters by our own member Patricia Tursi

Why should we be concerned about plant nutrients about our health and plant health? Research studies will be given as examples. How do we detect nutrients? What does nutrient level tell us about the time for harvest? How does preservation differ for nutrient values? Do all the same herb species have the same nutrient values? How do we increase plant nutrient values? What affects the soil life and health? How do we measure it? This is a power point presentation and time will be saved for questions. There is a considerable amount of research that answers these questions. A handout will be given.

Barbara Houk will be doing our herb highlight for the evening.

Barbara Emge (owner of Red Barn Herb Farm) will be sharing what to do in your garden for March

Feel free to bring herbal refreshments. Our meetings are free to the public. Membership is $12 for the year with benefits included. We hold our meetings at the Springfield Greene-County Botanical Center 2400 S. Scenic Springfield MO. 65807

April 15

Native American Ethnobotany with Bo Brown

April 15

Social time 5:30pm.

Meeting at 6pm.

Barb Emge will be presenting what to do in your garden.
John Raleigh will be doing our herb highlight.
Our main program will be presented by Bo Brown.  He will be talking about Native American ethnobotany. First Earth’s Founder and Director, Bo Brown, has been a wildlife biologist since 1985, was Associate Director with Ozark Center for Wildlife Research for it’s 15-year history, and worked as a naturalist for MO Dept. of Conservation in Branson MO for 9 years. His career has taken him all over the U.S./Central America and has provided a wealth of natural history knowledge. While playing music at Silver Dollar City near Branson MO in 1978, Bo and backpacking buddy Don Brink struck up a friendship with tribal chief and medicine man Jim Fire Eagle during a crafts festival. The ancient knowledge he possessed set them both afire to learn, their backpack trips evolved into opportunites to expand and hone those skills.
Feel free to bring herbal refreshments. Our meetings are free to the public. Membership is $12 for the year with benefits included. We hold our meetings at the Springfield Greene-County Botanical Center 2400 S. Scenic Springfield MO. 65807
May 20

Trunk and Treat (Plant Swap)

May 20

Springfield Greene-County Botanical Center 2400 S. Scenic Springfield MO. 65807

Springfield Herb Society “Trunk & Treat” Plant swap. Please save or dig up some of your plants you need to thin from your gardens to share, or bring your extra house plants you don’t want. They don’t have to be herbs. You can load them up in your car/trunks and meet us at the Botanical center. For every plant you bring (up to five) you may swap a plant. Any extras will be a “free for all” at the end of the swap for those who have not brought one or want extras.  We will first meet inside for quick announcements and refreshments before heading out to the Demonstration gardens for “garden time” and Q&A with Barb Emge (weather permitting). Lastly, we will have the plant swap. The kitchen will be open 5:50pm – 6:30pm for finger foods.  Please bring finger foods only to share for refreshments inside.  
June 17 Language of Flowers
July 15 Christmas Medley
Aug 19 Guest Speaker
Sept 16 Aromatherapy
Oct 21 Medicinal Herbs
Nov 18 Foodie Nudie
Dec 1 Christmas Party

 

 Upcoming Events

  • Wild Edible Hikes
  • Demonstration Herb Garden Project
  • Kitchen Clinic Garden Project
  • and more…….