May Chapter Meeting -- Medicinal Teas and Oils from Edible Plants and Fruit Trees

Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.


White cup and saucer on a teak table, tea in the cup and small bowls of herbs nearby
White cup and saucer on a teak table, tea in the cup and small bowls of herbs nearby

Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 6:30pm-9:00pm

Norway Hall, 2006 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084

Medicinal Teas and Oils from Edible Plants and Fruit Trees, presented by Carolyn Buchman

Carolyn will show the audience how to formulate and administer your own oils and teas. She will focus on how to use the fruit and foliage of selected plants to enhance your overall physical health and spiritual wellbeing. This talk will have a workshop component, so be prepared to taste and experience the plant world with things you grow in a new way.

Carolyn Buchman's love for growing things began at four years of age when she asked her parents for a plot of land to start a garden. Her love of plants and preparing food has been a constant thread in her life. This led to her fascination with herbs starting in high school. In early adulthood she professionally catered parties of up to 500 people and made up many of her own recipes.

Carolyn's wide-ranging education includes degrees in interior design, graphic arts, and biomedical illustration. Carolyn's passion for the natural world has driven her lifelong study of all things horticultural, culinary, and medicinal. She joined the California Rare Fruit Growers in 1982 and has been a member of multiple chapters from Los Angeles to San Diego. She has been an avid participant in chapter meetings and activities. She has learned so much through the “Fruit Gardener” magazine, and multi-chapter events such as the annual Festival of Fruit.

Carolyn maxed out the potential of container gardening while always longing for a farm of her own. While living in a house with a 4700 SqFt paved lot in Torrance, she planted up a bunch of neighbors' yards to create an abundant crop sharing community. In 2016 Carolyn moved her husband, and over 200 plants to her 2.5-acre home farm in Fallbrook.

Three years ago, she added the creation and application of essential oils to her repertoire. Working with oils, she has developed effective remedies for healing and pain management. She is on a continuing journey to discover the botanical gifts that nature has hidden in plain sight.

  • 6:30-7:00 – Social time, registration, tasting table, purchase raffle tickets

  • 7:00-7:20 – Brief business meeting

  • 7:20-8:30 – Program

  • 8:30-9:00 – Raffle & break down