May President’s Message

Hello Herbies!

Our weather is warming up and I am sure many of you are seeing the same things I am seeing in my garden. Some plants have abundant blooms and growth while other plants are bolting and nearing their end. Having time to spend in my garden is a challenge and not keeping up with weeding has allowed a few desirables to sprout up in surprise locations.

Unfortunately, I have to report that the Herb Festival tentatively scheduled for May is being postponed. We are looking for members to help out on our Festival Committee. If you are interested in helping out on the committee in any capacity, email me at Once a new date is established, we will announce it at our meetings and in upcoming newsletters. We are also looking for members who would be interested in helping out on a purchasing committee to look into opportunities for the association to purchase seeds and plants that can be sold at upcoming events. We know many of you like the opportunity to purchase items such as the saffron crocus bulbs we recently had at our meetings. Items like these are not readily available at local nurseries. We hope to make more items like these available to our members. If you have thought about getting more involved in Arizona Herb Association activities, now is the time to help out.


Julie DiMaria,


Weed & Feed: Every First Saturday Mornings

Jerusalem Sage in the Arizona Herb Association’s Demonstration Garden.

Come enjoy a visit to the our demonstration garden.

Located on the grounds of The University of Arizona Maricopa County Extension offices, 4341 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040, the garden is open to the public.

Spend some quality time with your herbie friends (new and old) learning about herbs while volunteering to care for our public demonstration garden. We meet every first Saturday of the month in the garden, summer hours (June-August) at 7 AM, rest of the year 8 AM. See our calendar for more information.

If you have time to stay after to eat and socialize, please bring a dish for the “Feed,” home-made or store-bought. If you can only spend an hour or two – no problem, please come anyway!

Bring tools, hat, sunscreen and water – we have some tools; restrooms and water available.

Contact Mike Hills, MikeHills (at) cox (dot) net for seasonal Weed & Feed hours.

Culinary Herb Dinners Hosted Monthly

Share a dish and an evening with Arizona Herb Association members at a monthly culinary dinner.

The Arizona Herb Association organizes monthly culinary dinners in members’ homes featuring seasonal, ethnic or herbal themes. Learn a new recipe or teach a new technique in good company with good tastes! Contact Nancy Greenberg for more info,


Herbs for the Low Desert gardener are for sale at Arizona Herb Association events.

The Arizona Herb Association is a nonprofit organization, established as an educational forum so that its members and the public can easily obtain, share and utilize information about the uses, culture, history and lore of herbs. Our members maintain interests in culinary, cosmetic, medicinal, ornamental, dye and ethnic herbs. All other interests in herbs are encouraged and welcomed. 

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