General Meeting

May 3, 2016
9:30 am - noon

Guests are always welcome.
There is a $5.00 fee payable at the door.

We are honored to announce Susan Wittig Albert's entertaining presentation, "Bottoms Up: A Brief History of Herbal Brews" will be the program this month.

Ms. Albert is known for her series of mysteries with herbal references. In the series, her heroine, China Bayles, has abandoned her career as a hot-shot Houston criminal attorney to buy an herb shop in a small town located half-way between Austin and San Antonio. Each mystery has a signature herb that is connected to a major theme, and each is liberally sprinkled with information on growing and using herbs.

Ms. Albert will discuss herbal brews featured in her recent book, in which China Bayles prepares herbal concoctions. Coffee and light refreshments and some herbal brews will be served.



HerbDay at ABC, Saturday, May 7th

The American Botanical Council is gearing up for its annual FREE HerbDay celebration on Saturday, May 7th from 10am until 4pm. We are very excited to have David Winston, herbalist, ethnobotanist, author, teacher, and dean of the David Winston Center for Herbal Studies give our keynote presentation at noon on "Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress." Immediately following his presentation, David will lead a walk through the gardens to see and learn about the many herbs growing in ABC's expansive 20+ medicinal- and culinary-themed gardens.

Additionally, for the first time, we will have four herb walks led by local herbalists Beth Ebbing Johnson, Nicole Telkes, Ginger Webb, and Ellen Zimmermann.

As usual, we will have plants and books for sale, free refreshments, and activities for children.

For more information and directions go to their website.


For questions about the Austin Herb Society contact us at


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.