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Central District:

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

April 10, 2014


All About Herbs
Sponsored by The Herb Society of America-Wisconsin Unit and
Ozaukee Master Gardeners

"Herbal Wellness for Vibrant Skin"

The Pavilion
Ozaukee County Fairgrounds
Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Jane Hawley Stevens, owner, Four Elements Herbals in New Freedom, Wisconsin

April 12, 2014

Central Indiana Unit of The Herb Society of America presents

OOOH la la....Artemisias!

2003 Pleassant Street
Noblesville, IN 46060

The Central Indiana Unit hosts an annual symposium, highlighting the Herb of the Year.

This year's day includes:

Steve Lee, chef, author and culinary educator presents: "Artemisias on the the rocks: A history of the use of liqueurs
using artemisias". Steve will make a refreshing tarragon liqueur and a flambe of shrimps with Jaegermeister.

Lali Hess, owner and chef at Juniper Spoon, presents: "Cooking with French Herbs", demonstrating
French herbs in everyday cooking.

Constance Ferry, herbalist and owner of Hobbit Gardens, presents: "Artemisias, Herb of the
Wildlands, the Gardens and Apothecary", sharing with us an understanding of the why and
how herbs are used today.

Our member growers will have herb plants and products for purchase.
We will enjoy herbal foods, herbal information and recipes, and have many
herbal gift items in our silent auction. Bid early and often.

The money we raise at the Symposium helps fund our Culinary School Scholarship,
our State 4-H Fair Best Herb Plant Prize of $250 and the herbal /culinary gardens we help maintain at White River Gardens, Garfield Park and the Culinary Program at Ivy Tech.

Please visit our website www.herbsocietyofcentralindiana.org for the registration form.

May 1, 2014


All About Herbs
Sponsored by The Herb Society of America-Wisconsin Unit and
Ozaukee Master Gardeners

"Ooh-la-la! How to Grow ze French Herbs and make ze French Herb Blends."

The Pavilion
Ozaukee County Fairgrounds
Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Nino Ridgway, owner, Herbs & Everlastings at Barthel Fruit Farm, Mequon, Wisconsin

May 24, 2014

Spring Herb Fair

Boerner Botanical Garden
9400 Boerner Drive
Hales Corners, WI 53130

The Wisconsin Unit will hold its annual Spring Herb Fair at Boerner Botanical Gardens
on Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 9am to 3pm.
The Fair offers thousands of herb plants for sale, vendors, seminars, a tea room, a herbal marketplace and much more. Parking, fair entry and seminars are free to the public.

For more information view the Herb Fair Flyer

May 24, 2014
9:00 am

Heirloom Plant and Herb Sale

Concordia University Field House
  North Lake Shore Drive
Mequon, Wisconsin

Over 10,000 herbs (some rare or hard to find), heirloom plants, including roses will be for sale at the Midwest's largest three hour plant sale.

From the patio planter to the backyard gardener there  is something for everyone to enjoy.

Great Lakes District:

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

March 20, 2014 through June 30, 2014

times vary


Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation
5th Floor, Hunt Library
Carnegie Mellon University
4909 Frew Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

As with duets in music, this exhibition creates new, harmonious couplings of botanical art with items created between the 16th and 21st centuries from the Hunt Institute collections. The subjects of these pairing explore the parallels between works created for numerous botanical applications.

Opening reception March 20, 2014 from 5-7pm
Hunt Institute annual Open House on Sunday June 29. Talks, a gallery tour, and opportunities to meet one-on-one with our staff to ask questions and view the collections. Talks will include "Botanical exploration in the America's" by Assistant Librarian, Jeannette McDevitt. Curator of Art Lugene Bruno and Archivist J. Dustin Williams will include curatorial conversations about three explorers to the Americas who were interested in medicinal and economic plants and ethnography.

Monday-Friday 9am-noon and 1-5pm; Sunday 1-4pm
Closed April 18 and 20
May 4, 25 and 26

April 26, 2014
10:00am-2:00 pm

Clematis Pruning Workshop

Black Cat Pottery
3903 Grayton St.
Detroit MI 48224-4003

Long perceived as "difficult" or "tempermental", Clematis are actually proven performers that can give years of gardening delight. Join us for a hand-on workshop to learn about the care and culture of these garden gems and specific pruning techniques and concerns for various species and hybrids. Bring your favorite (by-pass) pruners and a chair. $10 pre-paid/non-refundable registration includes one hour of instruction, an hour of supervised hands-on experience, refreshments and a comprehensive hand-out.

Pre-enrollment required (including your name and  contact information in case of inclement weather. Limited enrollment. Two hours of education for Master Gardeners.

Register at www.blackcatpottery.com

May 16-18, 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

Pittsburgh Friends Meeting House
4836 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


May 16th: 7-9pm, open to the public
May 17th: 10-6, clinical workshop, preregistration required
May 18th: 10:30-12, herb walk, open to the public
                       1-6, clinical workshop, preregistration required

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

May 17, 2014

9:00am - 2:00pm

Western Pennsylvania Unit Plant Sale

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
614 Dorseyville Road
Fox Chapel,
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Many varieties of herb plants, books, handmade items, flea market and gworing information.

For more information e-mail westernpahsa@yahoo.com

May 31, 2014
10 am - 2 pm

Annual Spring Garden Tour

Black Cat Pottery
3903 Grayton St.
Detroit MI 48224-4003

Designed as a teaching and learning space, Cheryl English's garden includes numerous Clematis, representing over 10 species as well as large-flowering hybrids and over 200 species of native plants, ranging from Spring ephemerals to large trees, Take advantage of this opportunity to become acquainted with some of the lesser-known small flowering species Clematis varieties and the beauties of our native flora.

Cheryl's garden was featured in the July 2009 issue of Michigan Gardener, a publication for which she also writes about Clematis and native plants, We will be featuring at least on hands-on workshop (pre-paid registration required) prints and note cards of Notable greetings, hypertufa garden furnishings by Farmbrook Designs and Black  Cat Pottery 's garden-inspired art.

Tour qualifies for Master Gardener Educational Hours, No fee or pre-registration for the tour.

July 11-13, 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

The Lloyd LIbrary and Museum
917 Plum St., Cincinnati, OH 45202


July 11th: 7-9pm, open to the public
July 12th: 10-6, clinical workshop, preregistration required
July 13th: 10-3, clinical workshop, preregistration required

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

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.


Mid-Atlantic District:

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

April 24, 2014

7:00am - 3:00 pm

The North Carolina Unit 2014 Herb Sale

"The Art of Artemisia, Apply Some Silver"

The Greek Orthodox Church
Corner of Westridge Road & Friendly Avenue

Description: Accentuate with Artemisia...2014 Herb of the Year Featuring hundreds of herbs for culinary & landscape uses
Heritage Plants, Gardening Tips
Educational Materials
Raffle items and Specialty Vendors

Bring your own shopping basket or box and get a free raffle ticket

Contact: ncherbsociety.orgFee Admission

Cash, checks and Credit Cards accepted

April 25, 2014
1-4 p.m.

April 26, 2014
9-4 p.m.


FONA Plant Sale & Potomac Unit Herb Sale
US National Arboretum
3501 New York Avenue, N.E.
Washington D.C 20002
Look for our BIG tent at the FONA plant sale, we will have over 85 varieties of the most commonly used herbs available plus Bay, Chamomile, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Lovage, Marigolds, Marjoram, Nasturtiums, Patchouli, Santolina, Savory, Sorrel, Stevia, Tarragon, Verbena and many more.

We will also have a wonderful variety of Native Plants for sale. ALSO - if you have questions we have the answers - we will have herbal specialists to answer your questions about growing and using herbs in your garden and your home.

We will also be featuring tussie mussie making on Saturday. In addition to the above we will have our much loved gift basket raffles; our vintage book table; wonderful herbal crafts for sale including our famous rose beads and a membership table. As if that wasn't enough, we will also have herbal demonstrations/talks with handouts and samples on the following subjects: Outdoor grilling with herbs; Herb of the year - Artemisia; Bouquet Garni; Rose Beads; Cooking with Lavender; Herbal Crafts for Children; Easy Cooking for Busy Cooks; Better Butters with Herbs.

There is ample parking available. We hope you will join us. For more information visit our website at www.PotomacUnitHSA.org and/or contact our website chair at PotomacUnitHSA@gmail.com

May 3, 2014
10:00 am

HerbDay at the U.S. Botanic Garden

USBG Conservatory
100 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington DC, 20001

Celebrate HerbDay at the U.S. Botanic Garden, Spend the day at the Conservatory celebrating herbs with the Potomac, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Heartland Units of The Herb Society of America. Susan Belsinger will offer two programs. Discover the significance of herbs in our lives and the many ways herbs can be used safely and creatively.

Enjoy demonstrations and activities from 10am-3pm.

Free to all and no registration is needed.

May 4, 2014

11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Potomac Unit May 2014 Meeting

Blooming Hill
19929 Telegraph Springs Road
Philomont, Virginia

Please join us for our annual picnic and meeting held in the beautiful Loudoun County countryside at the equally beautiful location of Blooming Hill Lavender Farm.

Limited parking - car pooling is encouraged

For more information visit our website at www.Potomacunithsa.org and/our our web chair atwww.Potomacunithsa@gmail.com

May 8, 2014

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Philadelphia Unit's 75th Anniversary Herb Sale

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

The Philadelphia Unit will present its 75th Anniversary Herb Sale on
Thursday, May 8, 2014 on the meadow at Historic Yellow Springs. Thousands of herbs, dozens of vegetable seedlings and many rare and unusual scented geraniums and salvias will be offered for sale. To celebrate our diamond Jubilee, we will be presenting gifts and surprises throughout the day. In addition there will be many herbal offerings in our boutique tent including chutneys, jams, mustards, and homemade baked goods lovingly made by our members. A catered herbal brunch may be reserved. Plan to join us for this special celebration and enjoy a lovely day in the country.

For more information visitwww.hsaphiladelphia.org
Barbara Chambers, Publicity Chairman
e-mail publicity@hsaphiladelphia.org

June 14 & 15, 2014


The Virginia Herb Festival
Sunflo9wer Cottage
150 Ridgemont Road
Middletown, VA 22645

More information to come!

June 16, 2014

8:00am - 5:00pm


Herbal Delights Garden Tour hosted by the Pennsylvania Heartland Unit

Oley Valley area of Berks County, Pennsylvania

Save the date for the annual Herbal Delights Garden Tour. Participants will visit five private gardens and a nursery. Buses will leave the Wyomissing area to travel to the sites in the lovely valley of Oley Township.
One larger property has theme gardens, another is more formal with statuary and a fountain, while still another focuses on plants in containers. There will be vendors for shopping and a box lunch to be served at the Oley Valley Fair Center.

For more information visit the unit website at phhsa.homestead.com

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.


Northeast District:

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

April 24, 2014
9:30 am to 2:30pm

Growing and Tasting Herbs from Around the World
Presented by the Delaware Valley Unit

Princeton Windrows
2000 Windrow Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540

Speakers include, Jon Hauge, Savor Spice Shop, Princeton
Sasha Eisenman, Asst. Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, Temple University.

With a gourmet luncheon using herbs discussed in the talks and prepared by Windrows Chef Richard Blagrave.

$35.00 per person
For more information and to register

May 10, 2014

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The 34th Annual Herb and Heirloom Plant Sale

Elm Bank Horticulture Center
900 Washington Street (Rt. 16)
Wellesley, MA

Best selection at the best price!
Free admission & free up close parking
Unique Container Gardens for Mother's Day
Special for children - Plant a tea cup fro Mother's Day
Free Garden Advice and Personal Shoppers

The proceeds from this event help support educational projects, including our Teaching Herb Garden at MHS Elm Bank.

For more details, visit our website www.neuhs.org

May 15, 2014
10:30 am

New York Unit Spring Meeting

John Jay Homestead
Katonah, New York

The New York Unit invites you to our Spring meeting, in the Red Barn at the historic John Jay Homestead in Katonah,
New York. We are fortunate to have Dr. Art Tucker, Professor Emeritus of Delaware State University,
present a program called "Mints are like stray cats."

Dr. Tucker is a nationally recognized authority on mints and co-author of The Encyclopedia of Herbs.
In addition he has authored hundreds of publications on botany, horticulture, and chemistry (essential oils).

An herbal lunch will be served. Herbs, perennials, herbal items and herb-related kitchen and garden products
will be available for sale. Registration begins at 10:00am. The program is open to all HSA members and the general public.
A donation to support the Herb Garden, maintained by our unit is suggested. Seating is limited therefore pre-registration
is required at NYUHerbSociety@gmail.com

July 31 & August 1, 2014

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 information, 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

April 26, 2014

Herb Day Symposium hosted by the South Texas Unit

Judson Robinson Jr.
Community Center
2020 Hermann Drive
Houston, Texas

For more information visitwww.herbsociety-stu.org

April 26, 2014

Butterfly Festival with the Hill Country Unit

Wimberly, Texas

For more information visit www.hillcountryherbs.org

Southeast District

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

March 19 - June 17, 2014

The Atlanta History Center and the Cherokee Garden Library are celebrating with a new exhibition.

The Cherokee Garden Library at the Atlanta History Center presents the American Society of Botanical Artists’ Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps: Contemporary Botanical Artists Explore the Bartrams’ Legacy, a unique traveling exhibition that engages a wide range of audiences through the presentation of world-class botanical artwork depicting plants discovered and introduced by John and William Bartram, colonial explorers of the American Southeast. A companion exhibition featuring holdings from the Cherokee Garden Library and Atlanta History Center collections will include rare books, objects an 18th century explorer carried on his travels, and artifacts of Native American culture.  The exhibition also features a native plant garden that allows visitors to see the plants showcased in the artwork in their natural habitat. Especially significant to the native plant garden is the State Champion Franklin Tree, a discovery made by the Bartrams’ in the 1760s and now believed to be extinct in the wild.

 This exhibition will be free and open to the public. This includes access to the indoor exhibition in McElreath Hall as well as access to the native plant garden in the Mary Howard Gilbert Memorial Quarry Garden, making this exhibition easily accessible to the general public It provides not just the Atlanta community, but the entire Southeast with the opportunity to learn about the history of this region and its environment.

The exhibition opens with an installment of the Ashley Wright McIntyre lecture series of the Cherokee Garden Library. The evening will feature Joel Fry, Curator of the Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia, who will present a survey of William Bartram’s illustrations and examine the scope and influences of his career as a seminal American natural history illustrator. The exhibition will be on display until June 17th and is accompanied by family programming and an impressive lecture schedule presented by the Cherokee Garden Library. To purchase tickets, visit:  http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/cherokee-garden-library-programmingor call 404.814.4150.

For more information
For group tour information


April 12, 2014
9:00 am

Nashville Plant Sale

Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Sports Arena
500 Wedgewood Aveune
Nashville TN 37203

The 2014 Herb Sale features:
Rare varieties of annual and perennial herbs
Plants for companion planting
and made pottery herb markers by Roy Overcast

Herb Sale Favorites Are:
The Compost Man
Shopping Assistants
Plant Day care
Member grown plants

For more information visit:

April 12, 2014
9:00 am

New Orleans Unit Spring Plant Sale

2202 General Pershing
New Orleans, LA 70115

Spring Plant Sale offering species not often found in local retail market.
Culinary and ornamentals; annuals and perennials; Butterfly Plants.
Proceeds benefit local gardens and unit educational activities.

May 23, 2014


Herbal Celebration at the Memphis Botanic Garden

Celebrate the wonders of herbs and the beauty of the Herb Garden with a day full of herb-related activities. Local experts will give hourly talks and demos on cooing and crafting with herbs. Herb Society docents will share plant information as visitors tour the Garden's extensive collection in the Herb Garden. Shop our unique herbal marketplace featuring handmade products, artisan crafts and a variety of herb plants. Herbal food and snacks will also be available for purchase. This event is free with garden admission.

Herbal Celebration Cocktail Party

Mingle in the Herb Garden as you enjoy live music by Paul Little, herbal cocktails and other beverages and a selection of treats featured in the Memphis Herb Society cookbook. Noted gardener Carol Reese will share her wit and wisdom as it relates to herb folklore.
Admission: $25 for MBG and MHS members $35 Non-members

For more information www.memphisbotanicgarden.com

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

April 16, 2014
7:00 pm

Rocky Mountain Unit Meeting

Denver Presbytery Center
1710 S. Grant St.,
Denver, CO 80210

DiAngelinis Gabriella on "Herbs and Health"
She will emphasize an understanding of nutrition, how that plays into an individuals overall vitality and how she uses herbs to support the process.

May 4, 2014
11:00 am

Free Herbalism Project presented by Mountain Rose Herbs

Mount Pisgah Arboretum
34901 Frank Parrish Road
Eugene OR 97405

Mountain Rose Herbs, one of the nation's largest bulk suppliers of organic herbs, spices and teas is kicking off the second year of Free Herbalism Project events wtih a special Herb Day Celebration.

This afternoon of free herbal education will begin with a plant walk through the arboretum led by Howie Brounstein and Steven Yeager, co-directors of the Columbines School of Botanical Studies. Leading a botanical tour of the forest in springtime, they will share  knowledge on identification, habitat and plant use.

Sue Sierralup, the clinical manager and lead herbalist of Occupy Medical in Eugene, will give a brief history of the Occupy movement, the clinic itself and the evolution of the herbal medicine movement in America.

The keynote lecture "Healing Through Aromatherapy and Essential Oils" features renowned aromatherapist and herbalist Kathi Keville. Kathi has been teaching and writing about herbal medicine, aromatherapy, her gardening and ethnobotany of over forty years. She is the co-author of Aromatherapy: The Complete Guide to the Healing Art and will be joining us to demystify the practice of using essential oils for health and healing.

This is the second year of a series of free events that Mountain Rose Herbs is hosting throughout the year.  In addition to the inspiring and informative lectures, there will be free tea, local food purveyors and educational books, herbal sundries and other items for sale during the event.

For more information



May 17, 2014
9:00 am

Annual Plant Sale presented by The Herb Society of America Rocky Mountain Unit & Front Range Organic Gardeners, Inc.

Denver Presbytery Center
1710 S. Grant St.
Denver, CO 80210

Annual Sale of All Organic Grown Herb & Vegetable Plants for Your Garden.

50 + Varieties! Peppers! Other Vegetables! Tomatoes - dozens of varieties, many heirlooms which are hard to find in Denver!
Also annuals, perennials and ground covers. Plus vendors.

Light refreshments available