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Central District:

Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky

March 7, 2015



2015 Spring Symposium hosted by the Wisconsin Unit

813 Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Unit hosts its annual Spring Symposium at the Women's Club of Wisconsin. Free valet parking is offered.
A herbal continental breakfast will be served from 9:00am until 10:00am., followed by guest speaker, Carrie Hennessy's presentation on Winter, Summer and Lemon Savory. A gourmet herbal luncheon will be served at 12:00.

Through out the morning, a herbal boutique will sell teas, homemade jellies and mustards, cookbooks and items crafted by the Unit members. A raffle will also be available.

Ticket admission is $65.00 and preregistration is required. The deadline for registration is Saturday, February 28, 2015. Tickets will not be sold the day of the Symposium. Additional information and registration forms are are available at www.herb-society-wisconsin.org or by contacting Joan at 262.377.1461 or Denise at 262.376.0482.

March 28, 2015

Save the Date

Kentuckiana Unit Spring Herb Day

Huber's Winery in the Plantation Hall

More information to come!

April 11, 2015

Save the Date

Central Indiana Unit Spring Symposium at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Noblesville, Indiana.

More information to come!

Great Lakes District:

Ontario Canada, Western New York, Michigan, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania

March 13 & 14, 2015

Michigan Herb Associates Annual Herb Conference

Michigan State University Eppley Center
645 Shaw Lane
East Lansing, Michigan 48823

The program will feature topics on herb history, culture, design and cooking. There will be educational displays, silent suction and several shop sales.

Two of the feature speakers this year are, Rosalind Creasy and Julia Hofley

Visit the website: www.miherb.org for more information and registration.




March 28, 2015



16th Annual Spring Herb Symposium

Evans Center
4330 Dudley Ave.
Grove City, OH 43123

The Gardens at Gantz Farm Volunteers present their 16th annual Spring Herb Symposium: Herbal Renewal: Bringing Herbs into the 21st Century. Four speakers are scheduled and an herbal luncheon will be served. Browse a variety of vendors. For a registration form call the Gardens at Gantz Farm at 614.871.6323 or email ghartung@grovecityohio.gov or dmlewis04@gmail.com.

Registrations must be received by March 22 as space is limited.

October 10, 2015


Western Reserve Herb Society's
70th Herb Fair

Watch for more information Spring 2015!


Mid-Atlantic District:

Delaware, Virginia, Southern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, D.C.

March, 25, 2015

Potomac Unit Meeting

Agricultural History Farm Park
18410 Muncaster Road
Derwood, MD 20855

Please join us for our March Unit Meeting where Chef Maro Nalabandian will share some of her cooking secrets and provide us with a cooking demonstration. Ample free parking is provided.

Herbal refreshments will be served.

There will be a raffle table. The meeting will end around 3:00 p.m.

For more information:
Contact Kim Labash, phone 540.554.2748 or email LoudounValleyHerbs@yahoo.com



April 24 & 25, 2015

Annual Potomac Plant Sale at the FONA Plant Sale

U.S. National Arboretum
3501 New York Ave. N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002

Please join us for our annual 2 day plant sale. We will have something for everyone. We will have thousands of herb plants, some native plants, some tomato plants and some pepper plants. We will have our usual 'sages/personal shoppers' standing by to help you find just the right plants. We will also be featuring and selling - crafts - rose bead jewelry -hypertufas - gently used books and magazines. On Saturday we will be demonstrating the making of Tussie - mussies. These Tussie - mussies will also be for sale, as will the newly edited and printed Tussie - mussie book. Additionally we will have our Speakers Tent providing free talks, samples and handouts throughout both days of the sale.

Come one Come all...


May 14, 2015
10:00am - 1:00pm
Rain or Shine

76th Annual Herb Sale Sponsored by the Philadelphia Unit

Historic Yellow Springs
1685 Art School Road
Chester Springs, PA 19425


The Philadelphia Unit presents the 76th Annual Herb Sale in the meadow at Historic Yellow Springs. Thousand of herbs, dozens of vegetable seedlings and many rare and unusual scented geraniums and salvias will be offered for sale.

This year we will have a free drawing for a 'savory' gift to one of the first 76 attendees in line. In addition, there will be many herbal offerings in our boutique tent.

A gourmet herbal brunch may be reserved for $15. The brunch will begin at 10:30am. Checks should be made payable to HSA Philadelphia Unit, P.O. Box 273, Chester Springs, PA 19425

September 11 - 13, 2015

Save the Date!

2015 Mid-Atlantic District Gathering
35th Anniversary of the National Herb Garden


Northeast District:

Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Eastern New York, Connecticut, Northern and Central New Jersey, Eastern Canada

January 27, 2015


Saving Seeds and Harvesting History
Hosted by the NorthEast Seacoast Unit

Strawbery Banke Museum
Tyco Center
Hancock Street
Portsmouth, NH

A tremendous amount of information is held within the confines a a seed. Olivia Saunders from UNH Cooperative Extension will discuss the science of seeds while telling the story of the American seed industry. She will also review seed harvesting basics so you can become a seed saver yourself.

Olivia has worked on organic vegetable farms in Maine and Vermont and continues farming in New Hampshire's North Country. She conducts on-farm vegetable research through her position with UNH Cooperative Extension.

For more information visit the NorthEast Seacoast Unit's website,

March 31, 2015

The Bests Flavor and Fragrance for Your Garden
Hosted by the NorthEast Seacoast Unit

Strawbery Banke Museum
Tyco Center
Hancock Street
Portsmouth, NH

When we select plants for our garden, we hope to get premiere plants that have long growing seasons, superior flavors, unique tastes and distinctive aromas. It can be overwhelming to know which ones to select from the wide varieties available today.
Join us as nationally recognized horticulturist, Holly Shimizu, discusses the best plants to select for your gardening needs as well as how to grow them, where to place them in the garden, parts to use and season of interest.

Holly Shimizu is a nationally recognized horticulturist. She was the first Curator of the National Herb Garden at the US National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. and more recently, the Executive Director of the US Botanic Garden on the National Mall, where she was responsible for all aspects of running the garden.

Throughout her career, Holly has received many awards including the prestigious Thomas Roland Medal for outstanding contributions to horticultural education from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society,
as well as the Professional Award for Outstanding Public Garden Director from the American Horticultural Society. She has written for numerous publications and books, and has been an international flower show judge. Holly is an Honorary Member of the Garden Club of America and has served with a range of organizations including Longwood Gardens, American Public Garden Association and Botanical Gardens Conservation International. She is dedicated to heightening an awareness and love of plants through her work.

For more information visit the NorthEast Seacoast Unit's website

April 23, 2015

24th Annual HSA Long Island Unit Herb Symposium

The Old Field Club
86 West Meadow Road
Setauket, NY 11733

Join us for our 24th annual herb symposium featuring Ruth Rogers Clausen and Holly Gordon. Books, photographs, note cards and herb plants for purchase in the marketplace. Raffle and herbal luncheon featuring our unit's uniquely fabulous herbal desserts.

For more information contact:
Dava Stravinsky
631-286-3760 phone



South Central District

Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri



Southeast District

Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, and offshore East



West District

California, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, Wyoming, Western Canada, Mexico, and offshore West

January 24, 2015


Rocky Mountain Unit January Meeting

1710 S. Grant (Presbytery of Denver)
Denver, CO

Unit Business meeting and Speaker Donna Burke Wild, "Vulneraries"

For more information contact Karen Flanagan, 303.756.7442

February, 18, 2015


Rocky Mountain Unit February Meeting

1710 S. Grant (Presbytery of Denver)
Denver, CO

Unit Business meeting and "Gardening with Fae", by Marjanna Bennett from Loveland, Colorado's Rabbit Show Greenhouse. Learn about fairies and how to create a space for them to visit your homes.
This will be a hands on type of presentation.

For more information contact Karen Flanagan, 303.756.7422 knff58@live.com