2019-2020 Herb Meetings and Events

2019-2020 Calendar Overview

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Join us for business, announcements, herbal treats, and a featured presentation. 

Society general meetings are held at 

Olbrich Botanical Gardens unless 

otherwise noted. *

Business meeting and program 

9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Monday, August 19, 2019

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Vegetarian Theme Summer Potluck 

Set-up 5-5:30 p.m.

Dinner 5:30-7 p.m.

Cleanup 7-7:30 p.m.

This summer’s MHS potluck is a vegetarian theme on Monday, August 19, in Olbrich’s Commons Room at 5 p.m.

Bring a dish to pass—something fun and herbal. Invite a friend. Bring your own table service – plate, fork, knife, spoon, napkin.

WE NEED HELPERS TO SET UP 

AND CLEAN UP.  

Read the Summer Potluck flyer for 

additional details.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

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What I Did With Herbs This Summer

9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Several MHS members will share how they used a variety of common and unusual herbs this summer for cooking, beverages, body care, health, and more. 

Then we’ll invite other members to share their own herbal ideas. Please come prepared to share your herbal experiences!

We will meet in the upstairs meeting room.

Saturday, October 19, 2019 A Packaging Party for the Herb Fair

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A Packaging Party for the Herb Fair

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Come join the fun of packaging MHS’s signature herb and tea blends for our upcoming Herb Fair. 

The work goes quickly with many hands. 


After the packaging, enjoy herbal treats and conversation. Members are asked to bring herbal treats to share.

We will meet in the Atrium.


Saturday, November 2, 2019 Annual Herb Fair

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37th ANNUAL HERB FAIR
Free event

Open to the public.

Theme: Wisconsin's Wild and 

Native Herbs


There will be lots of vendors, the MHS booth and the Educational Room with three fabulous speakers!


Speaker Topics include:

  • 9:30 a.m. - Meet the Wild and Native Herbs of Wisconsin
  • 11:30 a.m. - Native Herbs in 

Ho-Chunk Food Traditions

  • 1:30 p.m. - Medicinal Herbs and Lyme Disease

Read all about the Herb Fair. 

Monday, December 2, 2019 Holiday Potluck for Members

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Holiday Potluck for MHS Members and their Guests at Olbrich Gardens

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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 (bring additional food, utensils, etc.)
  • Holiday cheer!

We will meet in the upstairs meeting room.

2020 Herb Meetings and Events

Saturday, January 18, 2020

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All About Seeds!

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Matthew Weaver, Horticulture Specialist at the Bruce Company.

We will meet in the upstairs meeting room.

February 7-9, 2020 - Wisconsin Garden Expo

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Held at the Alliant Energy Center, 

Madison, WI

 

Come and visit the Madison Herb Society booth at the Wisconsin Garden Expo to learn about herbs, stock up on your favorite MHS products, or buy a cookbook!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

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Making Herbal Paper

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

MHS board member and mixed media artist Sylvia Lieteau will demonstrate how to make homemade paper. See how common garden herbs and weeds can add fascinating pattern and texture to handmade paper.

We will meet in the upstairs meeting room.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

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Herbs and Honey

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

MHS member Suzanne Heideman and her husband, Mike Heideman, will share their experiences as beekeepers and honey producers, including the role of herbs in 

their business.

We will meet in the upstairs meeting room.

Saturday, April 18, 2020 - Tea

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Annual Spring Tea for MHS Members 

and Their Guests

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Speaker details to come.

What to bring:

 

  • A plate of herbal tea dainties (sweet or savory) to share, with serving utensil
  • Your own plate(s), cup(s), and dining utensils
  • Optional: A friend/partner (bring additional food, utensils, etc.)
  • Fancy hats and spring finery are encouraged!

We will meet in the Atrium.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

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Exploring Essential Oils

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Presented by Teai Czajka, MHS member and a wellness advocate for doTERRA essential oils. Teai’s goal is to empower you and your family with natural health and wellness. 

Learn about essential oils and 

ways to use them.


Also, MHS elections and our seedling exchange will take place at the May meeting.

We will meet in the upstairs meeting room.

2020 Herb Meetings and Events (continued)

June 2020

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July 2020

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Monday, August 17, 2020

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Summer Harvest Potluck

Theme to be announced.

Set-up 5-5:30 p.m.

Dinner 5:30-7 p.m.

Cleanup 7-7:30 p.m.


Bring a dish to pass—something fun and herbal. Invite a friend. Bring your own table service – plate, fork, knife, spoon, napkin.

WE NEED HELPERS TO SET UP 

AND CLEAN UP.  

Read the MHS newsletter for 

additional details.

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