The Portage County Herb Society was recently hosted by Sue Kandell at her home on Sunnybrook Rd. Brimfield, Ohio. It was rock painting day for the members who attended. Most members wanted to use their creations for gifts for others and a few wanted to put them onto the All Ohio Northeastern Rock Group to which President, Helena Parry, belongs. The pavilion where the rock painting took place was near a fenced in area for the Kandell’s pet donkeys.

The day after the Herb Club’s meeting Sue’s mother donkey gave birth in the early morning. Member Mary Starbuck brought carrots the day before the birth while Marilyn Tyger’s left over spicy salad was fed to the donkeys. We would like to think we helped Mother Donkey before the birth of her newborn.

Those interested in joining the Portage County Herb Society may call Helena at 330-673-0577. This involvement includes helping to raise funds for the Portage County Gardeners to maintain the meeting room and grounds of the PCGC. It offers friendship, free speaker programs to all, four free workshops sponsored by the PCGC, some other workshops with fees, other special programs, a big plant sale in May, a craft show in Oct. and March, a flower and photo show in July, and opportunities to learn about various aspects of gardening.