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The Herb Society of America
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The Herb Society of America is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community.

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Herbs are useful plants found in every culture of the world. Whether the plants are native to a specific area, acquired or even newly introduced Herb Society members are enthusiastic about learning and sharing information about them. If you ask an Herb Society member about the vanilla bean, they may ask if you are referring to the Tahitian, Madagascan, or Mexican variety. If discussing rosemary, a member might ask how many varieties you grow and recommend one best for culinary use. continue reading...

(In fact, did you know that there are over 90 varieties of rosemary, growing upright or prostrate, with different flower colors, leaf characteristics, and essential oil content?) Join a wide network of herb enthusiasts. Whether you are just beginning to learn about herbs or interested in scholarly research, you will find a connection with members of The Herb Society of America.

  • What are the best plants for your first herb garden?
  • How did your grandmother use dill?
  • Do you use indigo to dye cloth, or henna to decorate your hands?
  • What is the current research on fusarium wilt in basils?

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It doesn't matter whether you garden in a few containers on your patio, in your large yard, in an arboretum or botanical garden or with children at their school, you are sure to find something in common with other Herb Society members. Herbs and gardens connect people across spaces and ages. Herbs and gardens give us places of learning and sharing.

Join, learn, and connect! For over 75 years our members have brought to life the HSA mission of sharing the knowledge, use & delight of herbs within all communities. Send your application via our Web site or find other members in your local community. Learn more about the HSA.
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On the Road with Herbie!
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2015 Educational Conference Williamsburg, Virginia
May 7-9, 2015

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