Sam Coffman, our speaker for the June meeting, delivered a most interesting program about the interaction of plants with all other living things, including humans, on several diverse levels. He discussed the Eastern and West4ern views of herbs as healers and useful botanicals. His academic and experiential background was impressive. Learn more about Sam by visiting his website, The Human Path - what a great presentation!

Congratulations, too, to Carol-Lee Fisher, Renaissance woman and past president several times over for the Herb Society. She received a lifetime membership in honor of her extraordinary gifts of time and knowledge to the SAHS.

Carol-Lee and Sam chat before the meeting

Eileen and her guest, one of her University students, share conversation and refreshments before the meeting

Speaking of refreshments, sliders and shrimp salad are a great combination!

Joe-Beth, Jackie and Evelyn are some of our hardest working longtime SAHS members

Evelyn presents a lifetime SAHS membership to Carol-Lee

Sam's presentation is a great synthesis of the organic and the scientific

His topic includes diverse approaches to herbalism

Sam himself is a scientist, a survivalist and a herbalist - what a presenter!

And speaking of all things herbal, be sure to put the Basil Fest on your calendar -  The event will be on Saturday June 26 from 9:00 - 1:00 at the Pearl Brewery Complex. 

The lineup will be:

  9:30 - Mary Dunford talking about growing and harvesting basil

  10:00 and rest of time - Youth Gardening (children can pot their own basil plant to take home)

  10:15 - Herb Society Demo - Cooking with Basil

  11:00 - Pesto Challenge - 4 local chefs

  12:30 - Results of the Challenge will be announced and money given to the Food Bank

See you there!!