Herb Plants

Past Monthly Meetings/Video Replays

Past Monthly Meeting Video Recording Replays Below for 2022

- Next Monthly Meeting - 

'Herbal Folklore'

with Kim Lehman

- April 5, 2022 -

(In-Person at Zilker and on Zoom)

Austin Herb Society monthly meetings


feature educational programs. 


Please join us!

1st Tuesday of each month (Except August)
10:00 am - 12:00 noon


Want to attend as a guest?

Then email us at theaustinherbsociety@gmail.com

for Zoom log in information.

2022 Past Monthly Meetings

April 5, 2022

Herbal Folklore with Kim Lehman

Video Coming Soon

The stories and myths of flowers and herbs take us back to fairies, Greek warriors, and our own childhood plant lore passed down from generation to generation. How did mint and parsley come to be?


Take a look at the plant world through stories, folklore, songs, and personal anecdotes with Kim Lehman, an educator, storyteller, musician, workshop presenter, and author. Currently on the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster, Kim has performed at hundreds of festivals, schools, libraries, and museums, and was a featured teller at the Texas Storytelling Festival. She is the author of the book “Beekeeper’s Lab.”  Kim is a past president of the Austin Herb Society


March 1, 2022

Spring Herbs for Pollinators with Judith Craft

Discover how you can contribute to a greater population of pollinators by planting common and unusual herbs this spring. Many herbs are host plants for certain butterfly larva, and most of their flowers provide nectar for butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and other pollinators. Any landscape benefits from the addition of the texture and color these plants bring! People benefit, too, as they discover a new interest in spending time outside looking for eggs on leaves, and a wide variety of caterpillars and chrysalis, all before the beautiful butterflies emerge.


Presented by Judith Craft, an Austin Herb Society member since 1988, and Master Gardener since 2011. She has volunteered in the Zilker Herb Garden since 2005.


About Speakers:

Karen Kalergis, President, Mani Partners Strategic Communications: is national consultant who focuses on creating resources for individuals and organizations that work with traumatized populations. She was a major contributor on two resiliency models specifically for child welfare, first responder and victim service organizations. A born storyteller, her presentations are infused with research, practice wisdom, and often, references to her Greek heritage and her herb garden. In April 2015, Attorney General Eric Holder awarded Karen the prestigious National Crime Victim Service Award which honors extraordinary individuals whose work has been particularly noteworthy. Karen is President of the Austin Herb Society and member of the AAGC Board.

Stephanie Frogge is the owner of Garden Charms. Stephanie describes herself as a social justice warrior, an artist, a reader and an occasional gardener. According to Stephanie, she's got a real job but her work has to do with "crime and trauma and other hard topics" so making garden markers and other yard art and running her hands through her herb garden are happy antidotes.


February 1, 2021 'The Resilient Gardener' by

Karen Kalergis & Stephanie Frogge


Austin Herb Society members Karen Kalergis and Stephanie Frogge share how to become a resilient gardener.  When not digging in the dirt, Karen and Stephanie research and train on resiliency and characteristics of resilient people.  Their work in trauma-related fields have shown how the attributes of resiliency can help people overcome adversity, survive and thrive. Join them as they explore five favorite herbs from their own gardens that represent strengths from their resiliency model – strengths you can cultivate to become more resilient.