2017 Meetings, Programs and Events

      Visitors may attend three meetings before they are required to join.  Unless otherwise indicated, meetings are free.  See the "Membership -
            Contact Us" page for more detail.

January 21, 2017, Saturday, 10:00am-12:00pm (noon)
  Denver Botanic Gardens "Behind-the-Scenes Tour" with
Scott Preusser
 
  
Arrive by 10:00am at the lobby court.
  Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver

February 18, 2017, Saturday, 11:00am-1:00pm 
  "Annual Tea Party" at the Wildflower Tea Room,
9009 Metro Airport Ave., Broomfield

  RSVPs required by January 20th.
  Members' cost is free.
  Guests are welcome and cost is $30 per person.

March 18, 2017, Saturday, 9:45am-12:00pm (noon)
  Homemade Garden Protection Structures"
  Speakers: Unit Members 
Our members will share their experiences creating structures that can extend the growing season both in the spring and the autumn and also protect gardens from rain, hail and sun.  These structures include cold frames, anti-hail netting for the vegetable garden, shade protection for newly planted beds and a small hoop-style greenhouse.  Many components of these structures are easily available items or items we already have laying about that can have a new purpose to protect our gardens.  Come get ideas for projects for this year's garden.
  Arrive by 9:45am for refreshments and social, meeting starts
promptly at 10:00am.
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant, Denver

April 15, 2017,  Saturday, 9:45am-12:00pm (noon)
  "Adaptogens" by Jessica Baker
  Adaptogens are herbs that can help the body to adjust and defend against the effects of environmental and emotional stress.  Many adaptogens grow in harsh conditions like Colorado and are able to survive extreme temperatures and wind.  It is their ability to thrive amidst the intense cold and heat that gives them their medicinal qualities. This class will be an exploration of adaptogens from various cultures.
   Jessica Baker is an acupuncturist, herbalist, aromatherapist and educator.  Her passion for sharing the messages of the plants is reflected in her private practice and her classes on aromatherapy, herbalism, and Chinese medicine.  Jessica teaches at The Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism and is an Assistant Supervising Practitioner at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Jessica is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and the Colorado chapter of the American Herbalists Guild.
  Arrive by 9:45am for refreshments and social, meeting starts 
  promptly at 10:00am.
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant, DenverArrive by 9:45am for refreshments and social, meeting starts
promptly at 10:00am.
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant, Denver

May 2017  (No meeting - plant sale on May 20th)

June 17, 2017, Saturday, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  Annual Picnic – Potluck
(members only) 

July 15, 2017, Saturday, 9:45am-12:00pm (noon)
  "Mushrooms" by James Wieser
  Arrive by 9:45am for refreshments and social, meeting starts
promptly at 10:00am.
  Location:  Denver Mental Health Center,
                Rm 270, 3401 Eudora St., Denver

August 19, 2017, Saturday, 9:45am-12:00pm (noon)
  "Making Herbal Vinegars" by Judy Bielecki
  Arrive by 9:45am for refreshments and social, meeting starts
promptly at 10:00am.
  Location:  Denver Mental Health Center,
                 Rm 270, 3401 Eudora St., Denver

September 16, 2017, Saturday, 9:45am-12:00pm (noon)
  "Coriander/Cilantro Coriandrum sativum, 2017 International Herb of the Year"
  Arrive by 9:45am for refreshments and social, meeting starts
promptly at 10:00am.
  Location:  Denver Mental Health Center,
                 Rm 270, 3401 Eudora St., Denver

October 21, 2017, Saturday, 9:45am-12:00pm (noon)
  "Lavender" by Angie Jewett
  Arrive by 9:45am for refreshments and social, meeting starts
promptly at 10:00am.
  Location:  Denver Mental Health Center,
                 Rm 270, 3401 Eudora St., Denver

November 18, 2017, Saturday, 11:00am-2:00pm
  Holiday Potluck and Gift Exchange (members only)
  Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO

December 2017,  (No Meeting)

Spring Cleanup at The Hudson Gardens
  April 13, 2017, 9:00am-11:00am
  6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO
    All members are invited to the Herb Garden at The Hudson
  Gardens.  This is the time of year to clean up HSA-RMU's
  demonstration herb garden at The Hudson Gardens.  It is also
  the time we pot up seedlings, transplants and divisions.

The Herb Society of America, Rocky Mountain Unit
and Front Range Organic Gardeners
Annual Plant Sale
  May 20, 2017, Saturday, 9:00am-1:00pm
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S.
Grant, Denver
  Come "Rain or Shine" we are warm and dry inside!!  
  For
Infomation
hsarmu@yahoo.com
    Tomatoes - dozens of varieties - mostly wonderful heirlooms,
  50+ Herb Varieties!  Other vegetables, annuals, perennials and
  ground covers - ALL ORGANIC!!  Most plants were started from
  seed by our members or by propagation from our own gardens.
  Payment: 
CASH ONLY 
  Please bring a water tight container to carry your purchases.

Spring Planting at The Hudson Gardens
  June 8, 2017, Saturday, 9:00am-11:00am
  6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO
    The public is invited to “Meet the Herb Gardeners” in the Herb
  Garden at The Hudson Gardens.  HSA-RMU will be planting the
  annual and tender perennial herbs at the demonstration gardens
  at The Hudson Gardens.  
 
Summer Maintenance at The Hudson Gardens
  May 28 thru September 16, 2017
  6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO
    HSA-RMU members volunteer periodically throughout the
  summer maintaining the demonstration herb garden at The
  Hudson Gardens.  This consists of light gardening -- cleaning up,
  weeding, deadheading, replacing rocks and mulch.  During this
  time members will welcome visitors and answer questions.  

Fall Cleanup at The Hudson Gardens
  October (TBD), 2017, Saturday, 9:00am-11:00am
  6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO
   
The public is invited to “Meet the Herb Gardeners”
  in the Herb Garden at The Hudson Gardens.  This is the time of
  year to clean up the beds and put the tender perennials to bed
  for the winter.

Herb Study Group 2017
  Meets the first Monday of the month, 10:30am-12:30pm (noon)
  Location and times varies, contact hsarmu@yahoo.com for details.
    
January 9, 2017:  Mountain Mint, Pycnanthemum
                              
Notable Native Herb 2016
    February 6, 2017:  Ginger, Zingiber officinale
    March 6, 2017:  Bitters
    April 3, 2017:  Sage, Salvia officinalis
    May 1, 2017:  Parsley, Petroselinum crispum

    June 5, 2017:  Memory Herbs (Rosemary and others)

 
   July 10, 2017:  Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare
    August 7, 2017:  Yarrow, Achillea millefolium
    September 11, 2017:  Coriander/Cilantro, Coriandrum sativum
     
                                2017 Herb of the Year
    October 2, 2017:  Datura, Datura stramonium and other
                               poisonous herbs
    November 6, 2017: Solidago spp.  Notable Native Herb 2017
    December 4, 2017: TBD


 2016 Meetings, Programs and Events

 January 16, 2016, Saturday, 9:45am-12:00pm (noon)
  "Fountain of Health: Anti-angiogenic Food and Herbs" 
  b
y Deb Whittaker.  Deb Whittaker is a garden writer and culinary herbalist who is passionate about using herbs, spices and other foods to prevent acute illnesses as simple as the common cold to chronic diseases like cancer.  She will talk about the Clean 13, the Dirty Dozen, GMOs, and anti-angiogenic foods that cut off the blood supply to cancer.  She is a Master Gardener, former Public Programs Manager of Denver Botanic Gardens, a member of Slow Food and is a certified Laughter Yoga leader trainer.  Her articles have appeared in Colorado Gardener, Herbs for Health, Herb Companion, FrontRangeLiving.com and can be found online at Mother Earth News.
  Arrive by 9:45am for refreshments and social, meeting starts 
  promptly at 10:00am.
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant, Denver

February 20, 2016, Saturday, 9:45am-12:00pm (noon)
  "Ethnobotany and Herbs for Flu" by Erin Smith
   Erin started formally studying plants at age 15.  She received a Liberal Arts degree at Sarah Lawrence.  After traveling the world, she decided to get her Master of Science at University of Kent, Great Britain.  Her masters is in Ethnobotany.  She did her M.S. research in Marrakesh, Morocco studying herbs, how the culture is affected by herbs, and how herbs are used by the women of Marrakesh.  Since that time, she has represented the U.N. and the International Pro Directive for Global Diversity Foundation learning from and teaching about ethnobotany in several countries.  Erin completed her studies here in Colorado at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies in Boulder.  She studied clinical herbal medicine.  After that, she opened a practice for 4 years dealing mostly with women's health.  She is presently the director of the Center for Integrative Botanical Studies in Boulder, Co.
   Arrive by 9:45am for refreshments and social, meeting starts 
  promptly at 10:00am.
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant, Denver

March 19, 2016, Saturday, 9:45am-12:00pm (noon)

  "Crafting items: stenciling flower pots to sell at the Plant Sale" by Karen and Cindy.
   Arrive by 9:45am for refreshments and social, meeting starts 
  promptly at 10:00am.
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant, Denver

April 16, 2016, Saturday, 9:45am-12:00pm (noon)

  "Adaptogens" by Jessica Baker
   Arrive by 9:45am for refreshments and social, meeting starts 
  promptly at 10:00am.
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant, Denver

May 2016 (No meeting - plant sale on May 14th) 

June 18, 2016, Saturday, 11:00am-1:00pm
  Annual Picnic – Potluck
(members only) 
  Inquire at hsarmu@yahoo.com

July 16, 2016, Saturday, 9:45am-12:00pm (noon) 
  "Cooking With Fresh Herbs" by Josh Olsen. 
  Joshua Olsen is the chef, owner and manger of the Squeaky Bean Restaurant in LoDo.  He wanted a restaurant that used fresh herbs and fresh produce so he started the Bean Acre Farm that he manages. This year he made 3,000 Thanksgiving meals for the needy. 
  Arrive by 9:45am for refreshments and social, meeting starts 
  promptly at 10:00am.
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant, Denver

August 20, 2016, Saturday, 9:45am-12:00pm (noon)
  "Pepper Capsicum ssp., 2016 Herb of the Year" presented by the
  Herb Study Group.  Potluck using Peppers.
  Arrive by 9:45am for refreshments and social, meeting starts 
  promptly at 10:00am.
  Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 

September 17, 2016 Saturday, 9:45am-12:00pm (noon)
  "Herbal Teas" by Brigitte Mars.  
  Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant with over 40 years of experience.  She authored several herb books (The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing, and The Country Almanac of Home Remedies), gives herbal tours, writes columns for The Huffington Post, teaches at many herbal education institutions including the Mayo Clinic, and developed an app called "iplant". 
  Arrive by 9:45am for refreshments and social, meeting starts 
  promptly at 10:00am.
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant, Denver

October 15, 2016 Saturday, 9:45am-12:00pm (noon)
  "Flower Essence" by Deanne Gabriel Vierck 
  Arrive by 9:45am for social, meeting starts 
  promptly at 10:00am.
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant, Denver

November 19, 2016, Saturday, 11:00am-2:00pm
  Holiday Party
(members only)
 
The Inn at Hudson Garden, Pot-luck
  RSVP to Dorothy K. by November 1st

December 2016  (No meeting)


 Annual Tea Party   "20th Anniversary" 
  February 28, 2016, Sunday, 1:45pm-4:00pm  
  The Denver Tea Room, 1165 S. Broadway, Denver
  RSVP and checks are required to
p.ruske9@gmail.com 
   by February 16, 2016.  Cost is $24.
  Member and Past Members only

Spring Cleanup at The Hudson Gardens
  April 9, 2016, 9:00am-11:00am
  6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO
    All members are invited to the Herb Garden at The Hudson
  Gardens.  This is the time of year to clean up HSA-RMU's
  demonstration herb garden at The Hudson Gardens.  It is also
  the time we pot up seedlings, transplants and divisions for
  the plant sale.

Outreach - Public Library Exhibit  
  James LaRue Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
  Date:  the month of February 2016
    The exhibit includes examples of culinary herbs, herb crafts,
  herbs used in dyeing, medicinal herbs, and a section on herb
  reference books and fictional books featuring herbs.  A stunning
  specimen of dried milkweed catches the eye of library patrons
  and promotes the cultivation of the plant for the purpose of
  attracting monarch butterflies.

The Herb Society of America, Rocky Mountain Unit
and Front Range Organic Gardeners
Annual Plant Sale
  May 14, 2016, Saturday, 9:00am-1:00pm
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S.
Grant, Denver
  Come "Rain or Shine" we are warm and dry inside!!  
  For
Infomation
hsarmu@yahoo.com
    Tomatoes - dozens of varieties - mostly wonderful heirlooms,
  50+ Herb Varieties!  Other vegetables, annuals, perennials and
  ground covers - ALL ORGANIC!!  Most plants were started from
  seed by our members or by propagation from our own gardens.
  Payment: 
CASH ONLY 
  Please bring a water tight container to carry your purchases.

Spring Planting at The Hudson Gardens
  May 28, 2016, Saturday, 9:00am-11:00am
  6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO
  The public is invited to “Meet the Herb Gardeners” in the Herb
  Garden at The Hudson Gardens.  HSA-RMU will be planting the
  annual and tender perennial herbs at the demonstration gardens
  at The Hudson Gardens.  
 
Summer Maintenance at The Hudson Gardens
  June 12 thru September 24, 2016
  6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO
  HSA-RMU members volunteer periodically throughout the
  summer maintaining the demonstration herb garden at The
  Hudson Gardens.  This consists of light gardening -- cleaning up,
  weeding, deadheading, replacing rocks and mulch.  During this
  time members will welcome visitors and answer questions.  

Fall Cleanup at The Hudson Gardens
  October 8, 2016, Saturday, 9:00am-11:00am
  6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO
 
The public is invited to “Meet the Herb Gardeners”
  in the Herb Garden at The Hudson Gardens.  This is the time of
  year to clean up the beds and put the tender perennials to bed
  for the winter.

Herb Study Group 2016
  Meets the first Monday of the month, 10:00am-12:00pm (noon)
  Location varies, contact hsarmu@yahoo.com for details.
    
January 4, 2016:  Vervain, Verbena ssp., Benefits of Broth
    February 1, 2016:  Cancelled (weather)
    March 7, 2016:  Fragrance Herbs, Hands-On: Herbal
                            Aromamisters and "Thieves" EO Blend
    April 4, 2016:  Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa L.,
                          Spring Detox
    May 2, 2016:  Salad Burnet, 
Sanguisorba minor
    June 6, 2016:  Calendula, 
Calendula officinalis
 
   July 11, 2016:  Borage Borago officinalis 
    August 1, 2016:  Pepper Capsicum ssp., 2016 Herb of the Year
                              (prep for Unit Program on August 20)
    September 12, 2016:  Allium (onion garlic chive scallion
                                     shallot leek), Oxymel
    October 3, 2016:  Purple Cone Flower, Echinacea ssp., Tincture
    November 7, 2016: Bay, Launus nobilis
    December 5, 2016: Sherpa House Restaurant and
                                 Cultural Center, Lunch at 12:30pm
 

 2015 Meetings, Programs and Events

 January 24, 2015, Saturday, 12:45pm-3:00pm
  "Vulneraries and the Art of Making Medicinal Salves" 
  b
y Donna Burke-Wild.  Presentation on the properties of oils and fats
  traditionally used in medicinal salves, the health benefits of beeswax,
  and the proper techniques to infuse herbs into these oils.  
  There is limited seating, visitors must sign-up for the program using
  hsarmu@yahoo.com by January 21st.
  Arrive by 12:45pm for refreshments and social, meeting starts
  promptly at 1:00pm.
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant, Denver

February 18, 2015, Wednesday, 12:45pm-3:00pm
  "Gardening with the Fae" by Marjanna Bennett from the 
  Westminster O'Toole's Nursery.  Presentation is on fairies and how
  to create a space for them in your home.  This is a hands-on
  presentation.  Bring a flat container, pot or glass bowl for your
  garden.  Guest fee for soil and plants is $15 (CASH only). 
  For members, the soil and plants are free.  Items like fairy figures,
  furniture and houses will be available for purchase from Marjanna
  (cash or check only).  To guarantee that we have enough supplies,
  sign-up for the program using hsarmu@yahoo.com.
  Arrive by 12:45pm for refreshments and social, meeting starts
  promptly at 1:00pm.
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant, Denver

March 21, 2015, Saturday, 12:45pm-3:00pm
  
"Agave and Other Hardy Cacti" by Kelly Grummons at Timberline
  Gardens.  Kelly Grummons studied botany and horticulture at the
  University of Wyoming and Colorado State University in the early
  1980's.  He moved to Denver in 1986 to work as a horticulturist at an 
  enormous retail nursery (Paulino Gardens) where he developed systems
  for growing over 2000 varieties of native and exotic perennial plants.
  Over the years he has focused on hardy cacti.  Currently Kelly is head
  grower at Timberline Gardens, Inc. and writes the Q & A column in the
  Colorado Gardener magazine.
  To reserve your spot, guests should RSVP for the program using,
  hsarmu@yahoo.com.
  Arrive by 12:45pm, the program starts promptly at 1:00pm.
  Timberline Gardens Schoolhouse, 11700 W. 58th Ave., Arvada,
  between Simms and Ward Rd. on the south side of the street.  From
  58th, turn onto Tabor St. and park along the side of the retail store.
  Enter through the gate between the retail store and the schoolhouse.
  Because we will visit the propagation area, wear sensible shoes as the
  area may be gravelly and muddy.


April 15, 2015, Wednesday, 9:45am-12:00pm (noon)
 
Annual Meeting
 
"A New Field Guide: Wild Flowers and Other Plants of the Larimer
  County Foothills Region
" by Jane Thomson.  The guide focuses on the
  most common, showy, native plants growing in the northern Colorado
  foothills between 5,000 and 8,000 feet in elevation.  Spiral bound and
  designed to carry easily in a pack, this 4x6-in guide contains color
  pictures of 115 plants, key traits for identification, comparisons between
  similar species and fun facts to use in plant identification.  The guide
  was developed by a group of volunteers under the auspices of the
  Larimer County Natural Resources Department.  They include Dr. Paul
  Alaback, retired University of Montana Ecology Professor, Jenna
  McAleer, graduate botany student at CSU, Linda Bilsing, Lisa Matthews,
  and Janet Sitas, volunteer naturalists who lead wildflower hikes in the
  northern foothills, and Jane Thomson.
  Ms. Thomson formerly lived in Santa Fe, NM, where she was active in
  HSA's Sangre de Cristo Unit and also chaired the 2008 West District
  Gathering.  Now living in the Fort Collins area, she is an enthusiastic
  amateur wildflower photographer.
  
Arrive by 9:45am for refreshments and social, meeting starts
  promptly at 10:00am.
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant, Denver

May 2015 (No meeting - plant sale on May 16th) 

June 20, 2015, Saturday, 11:00am-1:00pm
  Annual Picnic – Potluck
(members only) 
  Inquire at hsarmu@yahoo.com

July 18, 2015, Saturday, 9:45am-12:00pm (noon) 
  "Herb of the Year - Savory, Summer and Winter" presented by the
  Herb Study Group.  
Potluck using Savory.
  6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO
 

August 15, 2015, Saturday, 9:45am-12:00pm (noon)
  "Dyeing” by Donna Brown
.
  Using natural dyes is an ancient craft rich in history and tradition. 
  The colors produced from using natural dyes produce a vibrant eco-
  friendly color palette still used today.  Donna Brown will give a
  presentation on the art of natural dyeing; providing information on
  the sources of natural colors and the natural dye process.  She will
  share information about the Janice Ford Memorial Dye Garden -- a
  Collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild and the Denver
  Botanic Gardens Chatfield and her Philanthropic work with a natural dye
  project "Tintes Naturales" in Guatemala.  She will have lots of samples
  of naturally dyed materials to show.
  Donna Brown is a production natural dyer, natural dye sales repre-
  sentative for the DyeWorks, a local natural dye company, and teaches
  locally and across the United States and abroad.
  Arrive by 9:45am for refreshments and social, meeting starts
  promptly at 10:00am.
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant, Denver

September 19, 2015, Saturday, 9:45am-12:00pm (noon)
  "Wild Fermentation" by Cynthia Farris, AADP CHHC.
  A fun and interactive class covering the beautiful and transformative
  process of vegetable fermentation.  Just in time for fall harvest, we'll
  explore how to leverage naturally occurring bacteria in soil and on
  herbs and plants to preserve and enhance abundant crops.  Learn the 
  role of herbs as fermentation probiotic activators and deterrents of
  un-desirable bacteria in enhancing flavor, safety, and probiotic richness.
  The connection between the health of your garden ecosystem and the
  vitality of your inner body ecosystem will be shared.  As a transforma-
  tional nutrition and health coach, Cynthia helps women looking for
  natural and sustainable health solutions boost digestion, energy, and
  brain power through easy food and lifestyle upgrades.  Together with
  her clients, she guides them to recognize and address the signs of 
  inflammation and imbalance,  the root causes of illness and lack of
  vitality.  Her passion for inexpensive do-it-yourself whole foods based
  health solutions, along with her love of botany, culinary arts and lost
  traditions led her to fermentation.  The unparalleled life giving qualities
  of these compels her to share their power.  Using homemade, probiotic-
  rich foods, she enhances health by creating diverse bacterial cultures
  which support overall health.
  Arrive by 9:45am for refreshments and social, meeting starts
  promptly at 10:00am.
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant, Denver

October 17, 2015, Saturday, 9:45am-12:00pm (noon) 
  "A tour of the Hibiscus (Mallow) Family" by Paula Szilard
  Master Gardener, Herb Society member and tropical plant enthusiast
  Paula Szilard will give us a tour through the mallow family, focusing on
  Hibiscus, which she has grown for over 15 years.  Humans grow
  H
ibiscus for pure enjoyment, but some members of this family are
  eaten as vegetables or drunk as tea.  Some can lower blood pressure
  and blood lipids.  Still others are used as fiber crops to make clothing,
  paper and rope.  Paula will focus on human use and medicinal
  properties where relevant, but will also discuss growing these plants
  in containers.
  After living, working and gardening in Hawaii for nearly 30 years, Paula
  retired to Colorado to be close to her family.  She has served as a 
  Colorado Master Gardener in Arapahoe county for over 15 years and
  at her home in Littleton on a large suburban lot where she has an Asian
  ornamental garden, a large vegetable garden, a raspberry patch and a 
  front yard edible landscape in place of a lawn. 
  Arrive by 9:45am for refreshments and social, meeting starts
  promptly at 10:00am.
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant, Denver

November 21, 2015, Saturday, 11:00am-1:30pm
  Holiday Party
(members only)
 
The Inn at Hudson Garden, Pot-luck
  RSVP to

December 2015  (No meeting)


 Annual Tea Party   "Back to Our Roots" 
  March 6, 2015, Friday, 10:30am Arrival, followed by
  Presentation in the Garden (10:45am), Tea Sampling (11:10am),
  Tour - free (11:30am).  Ends with Lunch in the Café (at your own
  expense) with a stroll through memory lane with the Photo Albums.  
  Past members are invited. 
  Celestial Seasonings, 4600 Sleepytime Drive, Boulder
  RSVP is required to
hsarmu@yahoo.com by February 25, 2015
  Member, Past Members, and Member's Guests only

Spring Cleanup at The Hudson Gardens
  April 10, 2015, Friday, 9:00am-11:00am
  6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO
  All members are invited to the Herb Garden at The Hudson Gardens.  
  This is the time of year to clean up HSA-RMU's demonstration herb
  garden at The Hudson Gardens.  It is also the time we pot up seedlings,
  transplants and divisions for the plant sale.

Outreach - Public Library Exhibit  
  Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, April 1 - 24, 2015
  Lakewood Library, 10200 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood,
    May 4 - June 28, 2015
  The exhibit includes examples of culinary herbs, herb crafts, herbs
  used in dyeing, medicinal herbs, and a section on herb reference books
  and fictional books featuring herbs.  A stunning specimen of dried
  milkweed catches the eye of library patrons and promotes the
  cultivation of the plant for the purpose of attracting monarch butterflies.

The Herb Society of America, Rocky Mountain Unit and
Front Range Organic Gardeners
Annual Plant Sale
  May 16, 2015, Saturday, 9:00am-1:00pm
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S.
Grant, Denver
  Info
hsarmu@yahoo.com
  Huge selection of organically-grown herbs, tomatoes,
  vegetables
, annuals and
perennials for your garden!  Plus bargains on
  ceramic pots, garden books, tools and décor.  And vendors of garden-
  related items too!
  
CASH ONLY 
  Please bring a water tight container to carry your purchases.

Spring Planting at The Hudson Gardens
  May 30, 2015, Saturday, 9:00am-11:00am
  6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO
  The public is invited to “Meet the Herb Gardeners” in the Herb Garden
  at The Hudson Gardens.  HSA-RMU will be planting the annual and
  tender perennial herbs at the demonstration gardens at The Hudson
  Gardens.  
 
Summer Maintenance at The Hudson Gardens
  June 15 thru September 20, 2015
  6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO
  HSA-RMU members volunteer periodically throughout the summer
  maintaining the demonstration herb garden at The Hudson Gardens. 
  This consists of light gardening -- cleaning up, weeding, deadheading,
  replacing rocks and mulch.  During this time members will welcome
  visitors and answer questions.  

Fall Cleanup at The Hudson Gardens
  September (TBD), 2015, Saturday, 9:00am-11:00am
  6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO
 
The public is invited to “Meet the Herb Gardeners”
  in the Herb Garden at The Hudson Gardens.  This is the time of year
  to clean up the beds and put the tender perennials to bed for
  the winter.

Herb Study Group 2015
  Meets the first Monday of the month, 10:00am-12:00pm (noon)
  Location varies, contact hsarmu@yahoo.com for details.
    
January 5, 2015:  Astragalus, Astragalus membranaceus
    February 2, 2015:  Burdock, Arctium lappa
    March 2, 2015:  Marshmallow, Althaea officinalis
    April 6, 2015:  Alfalfa, Medicago sativa
    May 4, 2015:  Nettle, Urtica dioica
    June 1, 2015:  Hawthorn, Crataegus oxyacantha
 
   July 6, 2015:  Savory (Summer Satureja hortensis/
       Winter Satureja montana) 2015 Herb of the Year
    August 3, 2015:  Edible Flowers From My Yard
    September 14, 2015:  Mushrooms - culinary and medicinal
    October 5, 2015:  St. John's Wort, Hypericum perforatum  
    November 2, 2015:  Horehound, Marrubium vulgare
    December 7, 2015:  Ethnic Cuisine - Cracovia Polish-American
      Restaurant; herbs used in everyday Polish life, gardens, culinary
      and folk medicine


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Officers:  Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary
Committees: 
Crafting – This committee is for those members who want to learn how to make herbal products.
Field Trips – Plans and executes interesting and informational excursions to near-by-sites of herbal interest, etc.
Historian – Collects and scrapbooks mementos and photos of HSA-RMU.
Garden – Plans the member’s participation in planting the Hudson Gardens herb garden, weeding, and putting it to bed for the winter.
Membership – Makes available membership applications, brochures and other promotional materials. Recruits new members. Makes sure that guests and new
   members are welcomed and nurtured. Prepares mailings to potential new members. Updates and maintains New Membership packets. Notifies neighborhood
   newspapers of monthly meetings, etc.
Newsletter – Solicits articles from membership for monthly newsletters. Helps with publication and distribution to members and subscribers.
Programs & Education – This committee schedules speakers on herbs for our monthly meetings.
Refreshments – Organizes and solicits members’ contributions for our monthly meetings, etc., (when meeting facilities allow).
Herb Study Group – Organizes, plans, and executes the study and research on herbs.
Annual Tea Party – Plans the yearly tea party that is held the last Sunday of February.
Annual Picnic – Plans the yearly picnic that is held the third Saturday of June.
Annual Holiday Party – Plans the yearly holiday party that is held the third Saturday of November.

 The Herb Society of America

2015 Educational Conference and Annual Meeting of Members will be held in WilliamsburgVirginia on May 7-9, 2015.  Colonial Williamsburg Lodge will be the host hotel.  Conference and hotel information is now available at the HSA website http://www.herbsociety.org/events/conference-15.html.  Hotel reservations at the group rate began in February 2015.  Check out http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/ for more information about Colonial Williamsburg.

 2014 Meetings, Programs and Events

January 18, 2014, Saturday, 1:00pm-3:00pm
  "Ancient Ways for Today's Journey: American Indian Spiritual
 
Aspects of Herbs – Keeping Alive The Medicine Way"
 
by Margo Roberts, Laughing Willow Creations

February 19, 2014, Wednesday, 1:00pm-3:00pm
  "More Herbs from Cuttings" by Dorothy Borland, HSA-RMU Member

March 19, 2014, Wednesday, 7:00pm-9:00pm
  "Sempervivums as Herbs" by Jane Carpenter,
   Artist, Photographer, Master Gardener 1996,
   Native Plant Master 2011
   Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant, Denver


April 16, 2014, Wednesday, 7:00pm-9:00pm
 
Annual Meeting
  "Herbs and Health" by DiAngelinus Gabriella, Nutritionist
   Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant, Denver

May (No meeting - plant sale on May 17th) 

June 25, 2014, Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm
  Annual Picnic – Potluck
(members only) 

July 16, 2014, Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm 
  Garden Committee Program - Potluck
   Location:  *
 

August 23, 2014, Saturday, 9:00am-1:00pm
  "Herbal Eco-dyeing Workshop: Dye with plant material, including
  home-grown Japanese indigo, in an ecologically
sustainable 
  way” with
Peggy Vonburg, HSA-RMU Member. 
  Potluck Brunch.  

September 17, 2014, Wednesday, 7:00pm-9:00pm 
  "Fall Planted Bulbs" by Harriet McMillan, an Echter's Horticulture  
  Specialists.  Discover new varieties of tulips and daffodils as well as
  other interesting and unique types of bulbs.  Learn how to prepare
  your soil and maintain for years of beauty.
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant, Denver

October 15, 2014, Wednesday, 6:45pm-9:00pm 
  "Amazing Artemisias:  Mugwort and Southernwood"
  Learn how to grow and use two Artemisia cousins.  Informational
  hands-on program...from the mundane, to the unusual, to the
  mysterious.  Presented by HSA-RMU and led by Karen F., Pat R.
  and Peggy V.  Herbal door-prizes!!
  Arrive by 6:45pm for refreshments and social.
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant, Denver

November 19, 2014, Wednesday, 6:30pm-9:00pm
  Holiday Party
(members only)
 
The Hudson Garden's Log Cabin, Pot-luck
  RSVP to Dorothy K.

December 2014 (No meeting)


* Inquires on meeting location should be sent to:  hsarmu@yahoo.com

 

Annual Spring Tea Party  
  March 1, 2014, Saturday, 1:30pm
  Byers-Evans House, 1310 Bannock Street  
  A tour of the house starts at 1:30pm and the tea follows 
  The cost is $25 per person
  RSVP is required to
hsarmu@yahoo.com
  Guests are welcome

Echter's Echxpo 2014 at Echter's Nursey & Garden Center
  5150 Garrison St., Arvada, CO  80002
  Seminars, Vendors and Trade Show.  Meet the experts.
  March 7, Friday        3:00pm-5:30pm
  March 8, Saturday  10:00am-5:30pm
    *2:30pm-3:00pm  This Herbs for You by Donna Shelley, HSA-RMU
      Harvesting, preserving and making the most of your herbs.
  March 9, Sunday    12:00pm noon-4:00pm

Spring Cleanup at The Hudson Gardens
  April 19, 2014, Saturday, 9:00am-11:00am
  6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO
  The public is invited to “Meet the Herb Gardeners” 
  in the Herb Garden at The Hudson Gardens.  
  This is the time of year to clean up HSA-RMU's demonstration herb
  garden at The Hudson Gardens.  It is also the time we pot up seedlings
  and divisions for the plant sale.

The Herb Society of America, Rocky Mountain Unit and
Front Range Organic Gardeners
Annual Plant Sale
  May 17, 2014, Saturday, 9:00am-1:00pm
  Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 S.
Grant, Denver
  Info
hsarmu@yahoo.com
  Huge selection of organically-grown herbs, tomatoes,
  vegetables
, annuals and
perennials for your garden! Plus bargains on
  ceramic pots and garden books, tools & décor.  And vendors of garden-
  related items too!
  
CASH ONLY 
  Please bring a water tight container to carry your purchases.

Spring Planting at The Hudson Gardens 2014
  June 7, 2014, Saturday, 9:00am-11:00am
  6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO
  The  public is invited to “Meet the Herb Gardeners”
  in the Herb Garden at The Hudson Gardens. 
  HSA-RMU will be planting the annual and tender perennial herbs at the
  demonstration gardens at The Hudson Gardens.  This is a late start to
  the season but the long wet spring has delayed planting for most of us.
 
Summer Maintenance at The Hudson Gardens 2014
  June 15 thru September 20, 2014
  6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO
  HSA-RMU members volunteer periodically throughout the summer
  maintaining the demonstration herb garden at The Hudson Gardens. 
  This consists of light gardening -- cleaning up, weeding, deadheading,
  replacing rocks and mulch.  During this time members will welcome
  visitors and answer questions.  

Fieldtrip on Friday, August 8, 2014 
  
Visit to the CSU Flower Trial Garden in Ft. Collins.  Carpool to Ft. Collins
  and/or meet at the gardens (South College Ave at East Lake St.) around
  10:15am.  Afterwards, we'll head over to Young's Café on South College
  for lunch.  RSVP to Betty Jo so she'll know to watch for you and will provide
  carpool information.  Take a look at
http://www.flowertrials.colostate.edu/.

Fall Cleanup at The Hudson Gardens 2014
  September 20, 2014, Saturday, 9:00am-11:00am
  6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO
 
The public is invited to “Meet the Herb Gardeners”
  in the Herb Garden at The Hudson Gardens.  This is the time of year
  to clean up the beds and put the tender perennials to bed for
  the winter.

Herb Study Group 2014
  Meets the first Monday of the month, 10:00am-12:00pm (noon)
  Location varies, contact hsarmu@yahoo.com for details
    January 3, 2014: Costmary, Pin. Sage, Sct. Geranium, Ind. Sweet Grass 
    February 5, 2014: Chocolate
    March 5, 2014: "Wicked Bugs" by Amy Stewart
    April 2, 2014:  Nettles, Urtica dioica
    May 7, 2014:  Artemisia, Artemsia spp. 2014 Herb of the Year
    July 2, 2014:   Chihuly Exhibit at Denver Botanical Gardens 
    September 3, 2014:  Lemon Balm, Melissa officinalis
    October 1, 2014:  Mugwort, Artemiia vulgaris
    November 3, 2014:  Mullein, Verbascum thapsus
    December 1, 2014:  Chocolate and Cacao, Theobroma cacao

The Herb Society of America

2014 Educational Conference and Annual Meeting of Members--"California Dreaming"  will be held in ConcordCalifornia
June
20-21, 2014.  Concord provides ready access to San Francisco, Berkeley, Napa Valley, Silicon Valley and Sacramento. This convenient, central location, with its temperate climate, allows residents and visitors to enjoy a wide variety of unique and scenic attractions within the immediate Bay Area as well as throughout Northern California. The Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord, California 94520-5718  http://www.herbsociety.org/events/conference-14.html

Medicinal Disclaimer:
It is the policy of The Herb Society of America not to advise or recommend herbs for medicinal or health use.  This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered as a recommendation or an endorsement of any particular medical or health treatment.