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Events and Meetings

Join us for business, announcements, herbal treats, and a featured presentation.
Society general meetings are held at Olbrich Botanical Gardens
unless otherwise noted.
Click on links for additional information.

Business meeting and program 9-11:30 a.m.
*Unless otherwise noted.

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2017 - 2018 Calendar

Printable MHS 2017-2018 Calendar of Events

Madison Herb Society Calendar of Events
Date Time Program
Monday, August 21,
2017
5-7:30 p.m.

Summer Harvest Potluck

Please join us for a chance to socialize with MHS friends at a middle-of-the-summer Harvest Potluck at Olbrich Gardens on August 21, from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Members are encouraged to bring a variety of foods using your garden harvest and herbal delights. Also, please bring a table setting for you and each of your guests. Beverages will be provided.

This is a chance to meet and greet new members and members with whom you have not visited all summer. Won’t that be fun?! This year's MHS Harvest Potluck is being chaired by Wendy Way and Joan Flynn. See your email for additional details.

 

Saturday, Sept. 16,
2017
9-11:30 a.m

Cooking with Lavender

Kehaulani Jones will be presenting on Cooking with Lavender. She and her family own Rowley Creek Lavender Farm in Baraboo. Meeting flyer.

Renew your membership at this meeting!

Kehaulani Jones of Rowley Creek Lavender Farm

 

Saturday,
Oct. 21,
2017
9 - 11:30 a.m.

A Packaging Party for the Herb Faire

Come join the fun of packaging MHS’s favorite
signature product for the November fair - Wisconsin Herb Blend. The work goes quickly with lots of help, and after the packaging, enjoy some herbal treats and conversation. Members are asked to bring herbal treats to share.

 

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Saturday,
Nov. 4,
2017

9 a.m. -
3 p.m.

35th ANNUAL HERB FAIRE
Free event - Open to the public.

Theme: Herbs for the Holidays

There will be lots of vendors, the MHS booth and the Educational Room with hands-on ideas that focus on herbal gardening, decorating, cooking, products, and/or crafts.

Speakers include:

  • Bonnie Kulke - Herbal Holiday Decorations
  • Kathy Eich - Herbs for Your Digestive Health
  • Sheila Leary and Carrie Wilkey - From Cordials to Cocktails and Elixirs to Pop!

Click here for complete information.

Click here to download the Herb Faire poster.

Download the Madison Herb Faire Press Kit.

 

 

Monday,
Dec. 4,
2017
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

MHS Holiday Potluck for MHS Members and their Guests at Olbrich Gardens

Theme: 35th MHS Anniversary Celebration!

Special presentations by:

  • Teai Czajka from doTerra Essential Oils
  • Curtis Diller from Kilwans Chocolates
  • VomFass has two speakers: one on liqueurs and the other on oils/herbs or cheese/herbs

What to bring:

  • An herbal potluck dish to share, with serving utensil
  • Your own plate(s), cup(s), and dining utensils
  • A donation of full size personal care items for a women’s shelter
  • Optional: A friend/partner (but bring more food & utensils, etc.)
  • Holiday cheer!

Hosted by Suzanne Heideman

Setup at 5 p.m.

Holiday Potluck flyer - coming soon

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Saturday,
Jan. 20,
2018
9-11:30 a.m.

TBA

Watch your newsletter and this page for updates.

 

Fri. - Sun.,
Feb. 9-11,
2018
 

Garden Expo at Alliant Energy Center

Visit the Madison Herb Society booth! Volunteer to help at the Madison Herb Society Booth and get free admission to the Garden Expo!

 

Saturday,
Feb. 17,
2018
9-11:30 a.m.

A Garlic Primer: Its history, uses, and planting

Terry Aitken has been growing garlic for over 15 years and teaching classes for the last decade. He has planted up to 15 varieties in a season and regularly plants 300+ heads. Garlic is his favorite herb and his usual quote is "Its good, but it needs more garlic".

Terry Aitken - The Garlic Guy

Saturday,
Mar. 17,
2018
9-11:30 a.m

Spring Tonics

Kathleen Wildwood

Saturday,
April 21,
2018
9-11:30 a.m

MHS Tea

MHS Annual Tea and Professor Jane Schulenberg of the UW’s Women’s Studies will talk about Medieval
Embroidery.

Saturday,
May 19,
2018
9-11:30 a.m

Travelling to Eat - Uncommon Herbs and Spices Around the World

By “Eat Smart” travel guide author Joan Peterson. With food samples from the Middle East to North Africa by Chris Manke.

June 2018  

Herb Farm Excursion

Tour MHS member Jane Hawley-Stevens Four Elements gardens in Baraboo.

July 2018  

Member Garden Tours

Details coming soon.

Monday, August 20,
2018
5-7:30 p.m.

Summer Harvest Potluck

Please join us for a chance to socialize with MHS friends at a middle-of-the-summer Harvest Potluck at Olbrich Gardens from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Members are encouraged to bring a variety of foods using your garden harvest and herbal delights. Also, please bring a table setting for you and each of your guests. Beverages will be provided.

This is a chance to meet and greet new members and members with whom you have not visited all summer. Won’t that be fun?! This year's MHS Harvest Potluck is being chaired by XXXX. See your email for additional details.

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