Realistically, our usual meetings and gatherings will probably be on “pandemic pause” for the rest of the year. But don’t worry - there’s opportunity in every crisis! Our pandemic precautions have given us a completely unexpected, but “golden” opportunity to develop a different, more informal type of educational programming - one that emphasizes member “Caring and Sharing.” We have adapted, adjusted, and are ready to plow ahead “virtually.”


Every month we plan to offer an hour-long virtual “Care & Share” get-together. This monthly event will be a relaxed and participatory forum for members and guests to share their personal “Pearls of Herbal Wisdom.” A general topic for each episode will be selected in advance and announced in the Newsletter and via Mailchimp, along with some light educational and inspirational material. Participants will be encouraged to explore the selected topic on their own and share their experiences, both good and bad (but hopefully good!), with the group. If people don’t have time to experiment but want to tune in anyway to learn from others and enjoy the forum, they are more than welcome. A “star” in one episode might be an “extra” in the next.
It’s all good.


​The best way to describe “Pearls for the Pandemic” would be to imagine an herbal mentorship program where all participants are both mentors and students. We’ll encourage each other to explore, experiment, and find new ways to enjoy herbs - and then inspire others by sharing.

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FOR A CARE AND SHARE SERIES FOR HERBAL ENTHUSIASTS

Does the pandemic have you feeling like a wilted herb? Don’t let it steal your joy!


​We may be in the midst of a pandemic, but there is still wonder in the world (or at least in our own back yards!). And even though we are “socially distanced,” we can absolutely help each other make each day special. How? By sharing our love of herbs.

Just think of how the most ordinary herbs bring a smile to our faces and a song in our hearts - from the uplifting fragrance of lemon verbena as we stroll through our herb gardens to the surprise and delight of a creatively-seasoned meal.
Herbal enthusiasts have a unique advantage during this pandemic, since we know how to find joy in the “ordinary” herbs we grow, use, and enjoy daily. We know that ordinary herbs are extraordinary. We also know that using herbs creatively can cultivate a sense of optimism and abundance - even in this time of uncertainty.



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​​​Links to join future Zoom calls will be sent through our MailChimp email distribution list.  Click here to join our email list if you are not already receiving our emails.  


Click here for more info about Lemon-y Herbs


Click here for "Finding Comfort in the Kitchen - Food, Security, and Love"  (page 12)


All Zoom Sessions are at 7 PM Central.

  • October 21 - "Comfort Food from Your Herb Garden - Herbal Harvest Soups and Breads"
  • November 18 - "Makin' a List, Checkin' It Twice -  Inspired Herbal Gifts for the Holidays (or Anytime!)"
  • December 16 - "Herbal Treats with a Sweet or Savory Twist -Share Your Favorites in our Virtual Herbal Cookie Exchange"


Pearls for the Pandemic

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Here are the meeting credentials needed to join.


Meeting ID:  811 2278 5581
Dial In:  346 248 7799 US (Houston)


If you need assistance or encouragement with technical matters, ZoomMaster Julie Fordes can walk you through the process of setting up and connecting with Zoom. Contact her at fordes.julie@gmail.com