February 2019 Newsletter

Herbal Times Newsletter

Meeting Feburary 13 Girl Scout Building 6:00 pm

Hello everyone I hope everyone kept warm. It is the beginning of a new year time to pay your dues 16 dollars this month. , Sylvia Middaugh MS, RDN, LD will be the speaker for the Feb. meeting. Nutrition for Healing and has a program called Lower your Blood Pressure naturally. She is just going to give an overall talk on the programs they offer and give out some handouts. Virgil has 30 plus vendors and more every day. We have been working hard to get our Herb Faire on organization’s events list.

Herb Society Minutes December 9th 2018

President Mary Jane Drake opened the meeting elections were held Virgil Cook Vice President and Jen Wright Secretary.

President Mary Jane Drake adjourned meeting

Cardamom, Elettaria cardamomum Herb of the Month

Chewed by ancient Egyptians, including pharaohs to clean their teeth.

Esteemed as a perfume and worn by Greeks and Romans.

Cardamom comes from the seeds of several plants which are both in the Zingiberaceae or ginger family.

Black cardamom, Amomum subulatum and

A. costatuare dried over an open fire and have a strong smoky, pine and camphor-­‐like flavor.

Black cardamom is used in bold flavored dishes such as those in Indian, Szechuan, and Vietnamese cooking.

Black cardamom is in the spice blend garam masala, meaning warming mixture, which is used as a rub or marinade. Cinnamon, cloves, black pepper and coriander seeds are also traditionally part of that blend.

Green cardamom is the most commonly the one referred to in recipes comes from the plant Elettaria cardamomum. Green cardamom has a spicy sweet flavor and is used in sweet and savory dishes from India to Scandinavia

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2019 Agenda

January 8 Board Meeting 6:00 pm Grand Traverse Pie

February 5 Board Meeting 6:00 pm Grand Traverse Pie

February 13 General Meeting 6:00 pm Girl Scout Building

March 5 Board Meeting 6:00 pm Grand Traverse Pie

March 13 General Meeting 6:00 pm Girl Scout Building ****Bread and Soup month

April 2 Board Meeting 6:00 pm Grand Traverse Pie

April 10 General Meeting 6:00 pm Deming Park Ute ****Shelter clean the garden

April 30 Board Meeting 6:00 pm Grand Traverse Pie

May 8 General Meeting 6:00 pm Girl Scout Building

May 10 Setup for Herb Faire 9:00 am til 12:00 pm

May 11 Herb Faire 8 am to 3 pm 4-H Fairgrounds

May 15 Wrap-up Party 6:00 pm Girl Scout Building

Field Trip to be announced

June 4 Board Meeting 6:00 pm Grand Traverse Pie

June 12 General Meeting 6:00 pm Girl Scout Building

July 2 Board Meeting 6:00 pm Grand Traverse Pie

July 10 General Meeting 6:00 pm Girl Scout Building ****Scholarship presentation

August 6 Board Meeting 6:00 pm Grand Traverse Pie

August 14 General Meeting 6:00 pm Girl Scout Building

September 3 Board Meeting 6:00 pm Grand Traverse Pie

September 11 General Meeting 6:00 pm Mary Jane Drake's Home

October 1 Board Meeting 6:00 pm Grand Traverse Pie

October 9 General Meeting 6:00 pm Virgil and Treva Cook's Home

November 5 Board Meeting 6:00 pm Grand Traverse Pie

November 13 General Meeting 6:00 pm Girl Scout Building

December 3 Board Meeting 6:00 pm Grand Traverse Pie

December 11 TBA 6:00 pm

****Christmas Dinner to be announced

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WVHS Proposed Budget 2019

Beginning Checking Acct Balance (1/1/2019)

Income Budget

Memberships $600.00

Herb Faire $26,000.00

Bus Trip (10 non-members) $250.00

Master Gardener Seminar Booth $75.00

TOTAL $26,935.00

Expenses Budget

Building Rental $400.00

Herb Faire (Plants, advertising, food, craft supplies, postage) $13,000.00

Newsletter (Printing and posting) $200.00

Meeting Supplies (Tea, cups, plates, napkins) $300.00

Safe Deposit Box (Yearly) $31.00

Insurance $565.00

Post Box Rental $70.00

Bus Trip (Bus rental, food, admission) $3,000.00

Scholarships $8000.00

Donations $1350.00

Garden Maintenance $150.00

Bereavement $75.00 Vigo County Fair Premiums $75.00

Bus Trip Doorprizes $250.00

Christmas Party Doorprizes $200.00

Doorprizes $150.00

Misc. $150.00

$27,966.00


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