November 4, 2014

Square Foot Gardening
Hank Belopavlovich author and expert speaks on square foot gardening.

December 2, 2014

Holiday Bazaar
Vendors wanted: $10 per table for members and $20 per table for non-members
Contact for more information


1. Field trip to AgriLife Demonstration Gardens moved to
    Oct 28 at 10am.
2. Members of our Culinary group will meet Oct 24 at
    10am so that culinary members may attend the
    luncheon for Hill Country Unit of Herb Society of
    America in Wimberely on Oct 17, 2014.


New Procedure for Refreshments

This year we are experimenting with a new procedure for assignment of refreshments.

In the past we have relied on people volunteering to bring Sweet or Savory Dishes to our meetings. This often resulted in the same people signing up and also was unreliable because the sign-up sheet did not always make it around to all the members present.

The Hospitality Chair is responsible for making sure there are refreshments and supplies for eight of our 11 meetings per year. The months are: October, November, January, March, April, May, June and July. According to the new roster, we have 90 members, so that means I will be sending out reminders to 10 or 11 people each month in alphabetical order.

If for some reason you are unable to bring refreshments on the month your name comes up, please let me know or contact another member to bring a dish in your place.

We have always had members who bring a dish even when they did not sign up. We continue to encourage this practice.

This is my third year as Hospitality Chair and it has been a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity. I encourage others to consider this position in the future. I will continue this year, but will be away July through September and December through February starting in December 2015. I will have to step down at that time or share the responsibility with someone who will be available the months I am away.

An email has gone out to the first 10 people being requested to bring refreshments in October.


Linda Daniels-Hernandez
Hospitality Chair


A Little AHS History

Ahead of her time, Austin Herb Society founder Alta Dodds Niebur was an herbalist who was passionate about herbs, their uses and cultivation. Alta often referred to her yard as her "library" and incorporated herbs into landscaping long before the trend caught on. Invited to speak at a friend's garden club meeting, Alta met a group of like-minded folks sharing their knowledge and talents. An inspired Alta and 25 others formed a new club, the Austin Herb Society, and held their first meeting Oct. 4, 1983, in the same Austin Area Garden Center structure we use today. The founding members hosted guest speakers, organized field trips, scheduled educational programs, cooking demonstrations, and tours of the members' gardens. Those same activities are still part of the Austin Herb Society's commitment to the community.


Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Spgs Rd.
Austin, TX 78746

Mission Statement

Provide education and encourage the cultivation and use of herbs for their beneficial purposes: medicinal, culinary, aromatic, as well as landscaping. Provide charitable and volunteer support to our non-profit community and community projects.

The Austin Herb Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) member- supported, nonprofit operating under the umbrella of the Austin Area Garden Council.