Want a Little Karen in Your Life?

On October 24th, 2020 at 6 pm PST, Karen England of Edgehill Herb Farm in Vista, CA is teaching a Virtual Cocktail Class that is a fundraiser and you are invited to join in! All proceeds go to The Troy Dance Boosters of La Habra, CA.

Kate E., who assists with the fundraising for the Troy Dance Boosters of La Habra, CA has asked Karen E. to give a Virtual Cocktail Class fundraiser and this is the result! Kate E., has a sophomore on the Red Hots Team, Kenz E., and, as everyone looks forward to the days (hopefully) where we can all cheer for our dancers in person together, in the meantime, for the next fundraiser for the season, we are “shaking things up” with a Virtual Cocktail Class targeted towards our 21+ fans, scheduled for Saturday, October 24th, 2020 at 6:00 PM PST.  The registration fee is $20/per household and 100% of the registration fee goes to the Troy Dance Boosters.  

The class is hosted by Karen England of Edgehill Herb Farm of Vista, CA.  The class will include; Karen’s Famous Herb Lemonade, 2020 Herb Cocktail of the Year, a Classic Cocktail, and Cocktail Variation.  Once a person registers and pays the fee, they will receive a shopping list of items and supplies they can purchase (or might already have) if they would like to follow along during the event.  Some people may opt. to just observe the lesson, which is great too!  The zoom link will also be sent out following registration.  

Kate E. is excited for this, their first fundraiser of the year, but it will not be successful without your assistance.  Even if you are or are not attending the event, would you please help promote the class?  Share it with your all friends and family!  The more the merrier, and of course, the more funds can be raised for the upcoming dance season.  The flyer is above.  Although not all of the details of the upcoming season are known, we want to be prepared to jump in, when it is safe to do so.    

Here’s the sign up form!


About Karen England – – –

Karen England grew up working for her cousin’s family plant nursery in Encinitas, California, called Sunshine Gardens, but, as a 12 year old kid, she never enjoyed the plants. That is, not until she got married, at the age of 30, and started to learn to cook and garden for herself. While making spaghetti sauce she had an epiphany and, the next day at work, she purchased the herb plants called for in the recipe and went home and planted them. Although she planted them “all wrong”- squashed together like canned sardines in the shade, the herbs adjusted to their surroundings and grew! Better than that, they tasted good! That experience 30 years ago changed Karen’s life, sending her on an herbal journey of discovery and made her finally happy to work in such a wonderful family business and industry. 

Karen is a graduate of Biola University. She also has taken 3 intensive culinary courses, studying under Darina Allen at the world famous Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork, Ireland.

She was “chef in residence” at the Lavender Fields of Valley Center for many years, teaching people from all over the world the delicious flavors of lavender, as well as, being a popular garden speaker in the Southern California region specializing in growing and eating all sorts of herbs but especially lavender, roses and scented geraniums.

Currently Karen is the President of and managing editor for the San Diego Horticultural Society’s Newsletter when she and a business partner aren’t working on launching a Cocktail Bitters Company that will utilize all the herbs she grows. 

She is a past president and current member of the Vista Garden Club, she was on the board of the International Herb Association and has contributed to various of the IHA’s Herb of the Year books.