Selected Archived Programs and Events,

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This space is an archive of past programs and speakers. There's lots of wisdom and diversity in the SAHS programs, which are open to the public (except for the Members' Only banquets twice a year - a great reason to join the SAHS).


On March 10, 2016 the San Antonio Herb Society will presented a demonstration of Kokedama, the Japanese Moss Ball Garden or String Garden by Betty Riggs, a member of the Windcrest Garden Club. She was looking for a new a different way out of the box when she came across “Kokedama”, the Japanese Moss Ball String Garden. The outside growing area is smaller to not existent for most Japanese so hanging plants with string in the homes and windows is a perfect solution.

 The presentation will be at the San Antonio Garden Center at 3310 N. New Braunfels on March 10 from 6:30 to 8:30. Free and open to the public.

Thanksgiving Recipes for you from
SAHS President Leslie Bingham







You are cordially invited to our members only Holiday Banquet, Christmas with a Texas Theme, which takes place at the Garden Center on Thursday Dec 10th at 6:30 p.m.  Bring your favorite herbal dish to share on our (always delicious and very heavily laden) potluck banquet tables.

November 2015

Cured at Pearl Chef Ken Edmonds to demonstrate Cooking with Herbs at the San Antonio Herb Society meeting on November 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM. The event will be held at the San Antonio Garden Center on 3310 N. New Braunfels by the Botanical Garden. Chef Edmonds graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 2013 and has been working at Cured for a year and a half. He moved from Corpus Christi five years ago with his wife. Ken learned many recipes from his mother after he was married. He called her at dinner time to get some of them and now using that knowledge as he creates for the Cured.








October 2015

Please join us at the San Antonio Herb Society October meeting.  Brian Gordon from Roots of Change Community Garden will be presenting Hugelkultur, a German gardening method of layering of mounds for an ideal biosphere for organisms and a base for seedlings and seeds.  Meeting will be held Thursday, October 8, 2015 starting at 6:30 pm at the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N New Braunfels Ave.  Free  and open to the public.  210-826-6860 or


March Meeting: Archi’s Acres
Ruben Villarreal will present on
Archi’s Acres, a certified organic greenhouse operation that utilizes hydro-organic technology to grow herbs and produce



Members Holiday Banquet

Thursday, December 11th at 6:30 p.m.

at the San Antonio Garden Center

November 13, 2014 Program
Cris Goloby, Adjunct Instructor, St. Philip’s College Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts will speak on
herbs for holiday cooking; when to use dry form and when to use fresh form; demonstration and tasting

October 16, 2014 Program

Mary Dunford owner of Nature’s Herb Farm, co-founder of San Antonio Herb Society spoke on drying and arranging herbs for holiday use


September 11, 2014
Mike Bolner; Bolner’s Fiesta Spices
Topics: creating spice blends, things consumers should know about herbs and spices, and the process of getting herbs and spices from the plants to the consumers

Program Thursday, August 14, 2014:
County Extension Agent Natalie Cervantes & Children's Gardens

July 10th Meetings was a favorite -
Members Share and Show-n-Tell

See details in the newsletter

June meeting:

Christine Arrendondo and SA’s Gourmet Olive Oil

May 8th Banquet for Members Only - Join Now and Join the Fun

Jenny Perez from the American Botanical Council

Jenny Perez has been working to re-connect plants and people for more than 15 years by sharing her passion and practices of urban horticulture, kitchen medicine and therapeutic nutrition.


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Loretta Van Coppenolle

February 13th Meeting:
Judit Green: Wildlife Conservation

Artemisia—2014 Herb of the Year

Download Leslie's Notes and Information about Artemisia from the January Presentation


The December Holiday Banquet

Notes from Melissa Guerra's Delightful program

Melissa Guerra is an 8th generation Texan: self taught culinary expert with expertise in native medicinal plants both Mexican and Southwest.
 As a food historian, she specializes in the food ways of the American continent, especially Texas regional, Mexican, and Latin American cuisine. She also hosts a cooking show on KLRN.

 Click here to see the October SIG Spectacular!

Exciting News! Our SAHS Cookbook has been reprinted in a new, easy-to-use format and will be available for sale at the 2013 Herb Market! Stay tuned for details.

Diane Baines: Food Evangelist,
speaks in September

August: Heron's Nest Herb Farm

July 11th is Everyone's Favorite:

The SHARE Meeting


Video from Beautiful Spring Banquet

Feb 14 – Rick the Beekeeper

Mar 14 – 2013 Herb of the Year: Elder

Ap 11 – Lori Wuensch- Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farm


A Beautiful Holiday Banquet

November Program- Juicer Heroes!
Click here to print out a flyer for yourself and a friend

First Annual Scholarship Herb Garden Tour a Huge Success - thanks to all who came! Click here for herb garden handouts.

See the Express-News Herb Garden Tour Story

Members Share in August - Read the Headline Story

Paul Cox and Edible Weeds: Great program - see the photos!

SAHS at the Basil Fest


At the Basil Fest


Fun at the King William Parade!

See What's Happening in April

Recipes from Chef Steve Martin's Presentation!

St. Phillips' Chef Martin Shows His Style on March 8th: See the Video!

NEW! Pay your dues and order publications online

February Program Features Bill Varney

Roses Bloom in January

January Looks Rosy

See the Video of our Festive Holiday Celebration








  • December

  • Members' Banquet - A Time to Celebrate!

  • November

  • Craft Market Showcases Members' Creativity

    Shari Kilman Practices What She Preaches (photos)

  • Popular herbal expert Shari Kilman returns as guest speaker for the SAHS September meeting, on Thursday, September 8, at 7:00.
    Ms. Kilman is a working herbalist, grower, and teacher, and has owned and operated OmniStar Farm in Boerne for 26 years. She fell in love with herbs early in life as her full-blooded Sioux grandmother taught her how to heal herself using the herbs of the land. Ms. Kilman is a member of the American Herb Guild and has studied at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies and Dr. Christopher’s School of Natural Healing. She has also studied with top herbalists David Hoffman, Michael Tierra and others. She will speak about how herbs can keep us healthy during the upcoming cold and allergy season.

  • Print the flyer! Invite a guest!

  • August

  • Don't miss our August meeting - acclaimed chef Rene Fernandez of Azuca Nueva Latino Restaurant will join us to show how an expert chef uses herbs to contribute to his wonderful recipes!

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  • June

  • "Changing of the Guard" Board Meeting at Lyn Belisle's house, 6:30 p.m., June 16

  • Exciting Meeting!
    Famed herbal-themed mystery novelist
    Susan Wittig Albert will speak to us about
    "Magic, Medicine, and Mystery: Herbs Through Human History"
    Print the Flyer

  • June 9 at 7:00
    at the Garden Center
    Corner of Funston and N. New Braunfels
    For More Information: 210-641-8166

  • May 19th
    Members' Banquet - see
    La Yerba Buena for details. This is one of two annual meetings reserved for members and their guests. The other is the Christmas Party and gift exchange. All other meetings are free and open to the public, and we love to have visitors at these programs.

  • May 21st

  • 7th Annual Lavender Festival @ Becker Vineyards; 10 miles East of Fredricksburg & 3 Miles West of Stonewall off Jenschke Lane.