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Central District | Great Lakes District | Mid-Atlantic District | Northeast District | South Central District | Southeast District | West District

Central District:

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

August 22 & 23, 2014

Champagne in Urbana
Central District Gathering

Parkland College,
2400 W. Bradley Ave.
Champaign, IL.

Join Central District members and friends for a gathering to celebrate herbs!

Friday August 22nd includes two garden tours with hostess Sandy Mason. Sandy is a horticulture educator with the University of Illinois Extension. The gardens highlighted will include The Champaign - Urbana Herb Society's garden and the Champaign County Extension Unit Master Gardeners garden.

On Saturday August 23rd, attendees will enjoy presentations by:

Bill Handel, Native Herbs
Bill is a Plant Ecologist/Botanist with the Illinois Department of Transportation

Jan Powers author of Small Gardens I have Grown.
Jan is known in the Peoria area for her gardening expertise.

Bob Rowe, Cooking with the Czar
Bob has been teaching cooking classes for 14 years and makes regular appearances on the local CBS television station.

Linda Wells, Sensational Summer Salads
Linda gardens with herbs and native plants.

Silent Auction items, Door Prizes, Fun and Friendship will be included as well.

For more information and to register

Great Lakes District:

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

July 25-27, 2014

Leslie Alexander RH (AHG) and Leslie Williams RH (AHG) of the Allegheny Herbal Clinical Round invite you to join them in:

Herbalism in Context: A Round Table to Enhance Clinical Skills
with Jim McDonald

4535 Jozwik, White Lake, MI 48383


July 25th: 7-9pm, open to the public
July 26th: 10-6, clinical workshop, preregistration required
July 27th: 10-3, clinical workshop, preregistration required

Contact Leslie Williams, herbalist.williams@gmail.com or 513-256-3969 for registration or with program questions.

September 12 and 13, 2014

Great Lakes District Gathering
A Country Herbal

Quailcrest Farm and Secrest Arboretum, Wooster, Ohio

Join with members of the Great Lakes District for a weekend of herbal delights in the beautiful Ohio countryside.

Friday, September 12th, starts at 3:00 p.m. with a guided tour of Quailcrest Farm and a picnic dinner at the farm. Come early to shop in the Garden Barn Gift Shop.

Saturday, September 13th, begins with Ken Cochran, Program Director of Secrest Arboretum. The Arboretum is on the grounds of The Ohio State University's Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center. Ken will begin with an introduction to the Arboretum and lead a walking tour.

Additional speakers will include,
Kelli Hanley Potts, The Agrarian Collective
“The Lineage of the Table”
A full understanding of the garden, pantry and kitchen will change the way we come together at the table.

Laura Deeter, PhD, Associate Professor - Horticulture Technologies
Program Coordinator: Landscape Horticulture and Horticulture Science, The Ohio State Agriculture Technical Institute"
“Design by Plan (and by Accident)”

Kathy Mahovlic, flower arranger extraordinaire, WRHS, will guide us as we “Make and Take” an Artemisia wreath."

Click here for complete program description, registration form and lodging information.


Mid-Atlantic District:

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

August 1-3, 2014

Leslie Alexander RH (AHG) and Leslie Williams RH (AHG) of the Allegheny Herbal Clinical Round invite you to join them in:

Herbalism in Context: A Round Table to Enhance Clinical Skills

American Herbalists Guild, Handmade in America Suite
125 S. Lexington Ave, Suite 101, Asheville, NC 28801

August 1st : 7-9pm, open to the public
August 2nd: 10-6, clinical workshop, preregistration required
August 3rd: 10-3, clinical workshop, preregistration required

Contact Leslie Williams @ herbalist.williams@gmail.com or 513-256-3969 for registration or with program questions.

October 3 & 4, 2014


Green Man Rising

2014 Mid Atlantic District Meeting

hosted by the North Carolina Unit

October 3 and 4, 2014
Greensboro, North Carolina

 Join your Herb Society of America friends in Greensboro, North Carolina this fall for our 2014 Mid Atlantic District Meeting.

Members of the North Carolina Unit have been working to make this another enjoyable and informative event, as well as a time for sharing
our experiences with one another.

 Consider this a personal invitation to join us as Fall begins, colors start to change, and the Green Man smiles down upon you.

Click on links below for complete descriptions of the Program, Registration Form and Lodging Information.

Mid-Atlantic District Gathering Program and Events
Mid-Atlantic District Gathering Registration Form
Mid-Atlantic District Gathering Hotel Information


Northeast District:

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

July 31 & August 1, 2014

Herbs of Magic and Mystery
The 17th Northeast District Gathering

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505-0598

Please join us for the 16th annual Northeast District gathering held in conjunction with the New England Unit's 5th annual herb show,
"The Magic and Mystery of Herbs". For more information about the Herb Show

Private garden tour, herbal design workshop, cooking demonstration, educational speakers
and the opportunity to support and celebrate the New England Units herb show at the historic and
acclaimed Tower Hill Botanic Garden.

For more details view the Northeast District_2014_Gathering_Brochure
Northeast District 2014 Gathering Registration Form and Lodging information

Questions, contact Dava Stravinsky, NE district Membership Delegate.

September 18, 201411:00am

66th Annual New York Unit Herb Fair

John Jay Homestead
Katonah, New York

The New York Unit cordially invites you to join us for our 66th Annual Herb Fair held on the grounds of the John Jay Homestead.

Many varieties of herbs and plants, including some unusual ones will be available for purchase and Unit
members will be present to provide advice on herb use and cultivation.

Homemade pantry items such as our special tarragon mustard, raspberry jelly, fresh pesto and chutneys will be available, as will be such unique items as grapefruit lovage jelly, brandied peaches, zucchini relish and tarragon vinegar. Herbal baked goods, herbal teas, local honey, gardening aids and herbal gifts and books will be offered.

A raffle featuring herbal items, gardening tools and gift certificates for farm foods and find dining will also be held.

An herbal lunch which includes herbal sandwiches, sage cookies and our Unit's very popular lovage soup will be available for purchase.

South Central District

Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri

September 19 & 20, 2014

South Central District Fall Gathering
You are invited to attend the South Central District Gathering
of The Herb Society of America

Texas Tough Herbs & Natives
in Fredericksburg, Texas

Fredericksburg Inn & Suites
1.800.446.0202 room reservations cut off date August 19, 2014

Featured Speakers include:
Gayle Southerland – “Happy in Heat and Drought: Herbs that Thrive in Texas Summers.” and
Bill Varney - Urban Herbal

Friday features an area wine tour, shopping and touring in historic Fredericksburg.

For more information visit the links below:

Gathering Invitation and Lodging Information
District Gathering Schedule of Events and Speakers
District Gathering 2014 Registration

Southeast District

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

October 2-4, 2014


Southeast District Meeting and Gathering

Ozark Folk Center State Park
Mountain View, Arkansas

Join us as we return to partner with the Ozark Folk Center State Park to explore the foods, folkways and "Herbs of the British Isles".

Program information and registration details will be available by July 30, 2014 on the Folk Center website and in your e-mail or mail boxes by August 1. Registration is directly with the Ozark Folk Center.

A limited number of rooms are blocked for reservations now at the Dry Creek Lodge at a group rate of $70 plus taxes. Call 1.800.264.3655 and mention Southeast District Herb Society of America for this rate. Rates will be honored for 3 days prior and 3 days after our gathering for those who want to explore the Ozarks more.
Cut off date for reservations is September 2, 2014. Rooms will be released to the public after that date.

For more information contact:
Rae McKimm

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

July 25, 2014


Rocky Mountain Unit Meeting

Our unit demonstration garden in Littleton, Colorado at the Hudson Gardens and Event Center at S. Sante Fe and Maplewood Ave.

Call Karen Flanagan for information on where to park and location of unit garden within Hudson Gardens.

Hands on program provided by unit Garden Committee Members.


August 23, 2014
9:00 am

Rocky Mountain Unit Meeting and brunch

Private garden
Contact Peggy @Ravel43@aol.com for more information and to make reservation for workshop and potluck brunch before August 9, 2014.

"Eco-dyeing with Plant Materials in An Ecologically Sustainable Way", presented by Peggy Vonburg with demonstrations and samples to view. Workshop will finish at approximately 1:30pm.