Pioneer Unit Programs 2016 – 2017

October 13, 2016 – Brenham Presbyterian Church

A Colorful Look at the Horticultural World of Monrovia by Rand Hopkins, Monrovia Nursery

Presenter Angel: Kay Robbins

Lunch: Fall Favorites

Host Team: Betty Pior, Ginger Heath, Cindy Nash, Joyce Lane, Ronda Herzog, Cheryl Easley, Karen Springer

November 10, 2016 Round Top Retreat

Small Flowering Ornamental Trees by Linda Gay, Horticulturist

Presenter Angel: Mary Doebbeling

Lunch: Thanksgiving Favorites (Sign-up at earlier meetings)

Host Team: Euphanel Goad, Carla Lessard, Ann Allen, Jane Press, Mary Sockwell, Louise Rice, Kay Scanapico, Georgetta Welch,  Johanna Hoiseth, Carolyn Hayes

December 8, 2016 Festival Hill Herzstein & Old Chapels

Christmas Herbs; Folklore and Crafts by Jacqui Highton, HSA South Texas Unit

Presenter  Angel: Henry Flowers

Lunch: Unit Supported “Thank You” Holiday Lunch – Festival Hill Menke House Dining Room

Members $5, Member Guest(s) $25 – Advance sign-up necessary

Host Team: Henry Flowers, Kay Robbins, Joyce Lane, Ronda Herzog

January 12, 2017 Brenham Presbyterian Church

Cooking with Herbs for Savory and Sweet by Molly Fowler – The Dining Diva

Presenter  Angel: Mary Doebbeling

Lunch: Herbal Delights

Host Team: Susan Lake, Diana Reed, Lucy Nehrkorn, Candi  Glancy, Linda Rowlett

February 9, 2017 St. John’s United Church of Christ – Burton

Lavenders by Cathy Slaughter, Gabriel Valley Farms

Presenter  Angel: Pam Traylor

Lunch: Food From the Heart

Host Team: Linda Rowlett, Diana Reed, Mary Doebbeling, Royceanna Kendall, Marijane Lipscomb, Susan Bame

March 9, 2017- Festival Hill Service Bldg. (Lunch at Menke House)

Finishing Touches – Thyme Well Spent and Festival Hill Gardens

Lunch: Furnished for Volunteers – Advance sign-up necessary

Members $5, Member Guest(s) $25

This is working meeting lunch in prep for Herbal Forum

Host Team: Cathy Comiskey, Mary Ann Hillegeist, Oscar Hillegeist, Georgetta Welch, Betty Powell, Carolyn Hayes, Ray Hayes

April 13, 2017 – Round Top Church Christian Fellowship

Bats of Austin by Fran Hutchins, Director of Bracken Cave Preserve, Bat Conservation International

Presenter  Angel: Terry Ross

Lunch: Celebrate Cilantro (or not)

Host Team: Wanda Hubbard, Pat Schmidt, Jean Zavoda, Lucy Nehrkorn, Lori Yeats, Susan Yancey

May 11, 2017 First Presbyterian Church, La Grange

Mr. McGregor’s Garden by Henry Flowers, Garden Director at Festival Hill

Presenter  Angel: Terry Ross

Lunch: Mom’s Favorites

Host Team: Betty Powell, Lynn Ehler, Alton Ehler, Tony Scanapico, Linda Hartson, Pat Garrett

June 8, 2017 – St. John’s United Church of Christ – Burton

Tips and Tricks for Organic Gardeners by Trisha Shirey, Director of Flora and Fauna at Lake Austin Spa Resort

Presenter  Angel: Carolyn Thomas

Lunch: Farm Fresh Foods

Host Team: Susan Bame, Cindy Nash, Janie Cornelius, Bonnie Lout  

July 13, 2017 First Baptist Church – Chappell Hill

Flowering Herbs and Beneficial Insects  by Ann Wheeler, Log House Herbs

Presenter  Angel:  Mary Reeves

Lunch: Favorite Veggies with Herbs

Host Team: Pam Traylor, Mary Reeves, Verena Aeschbacher, Georgia Sowers, Frances Pittman, Robert Lake

August, 2016 – No Pioneer Unit Meeting – Enjoy the Break!

September 14, 2017 St. John’s United Church of Christ – Burton

Basic Botany Made Fun by Henry Flowers, Festival Hill Garden Director

Presenter  Angel: Pam Traylor

Lunch: Salute to Salads

Host Team: Pat Cox, Sue Edmundson, Mike Cox, Verena Aeschbacher, Peggy Trochta