If you are passionate about herbs like we are, you're in the right place!
The Herb Society of America promotes herbs as valuable, useful, and essential parts of our lives. Throughout history we have valued their aesthetic, fragrant, medicinal, and culinary properties. Our print and digital resources, provide windows into herbal history and lore, growing tips, and techniques as well as details on many herbal uses.
We've worked tirelessly for eighty-three years to promote, educate, and investigate herb use throughout history to the present. OUR MISSION IN DETAIL Through our members, we support public and private gardens across the country, inspire others to get involved with horticultural and herbal interests, and serve as a comprehensive resource on herbal topics. HSA members receive additional benefits including national and local newsletters, special discounts on products and magazines, access to exclusive member resources, monthly webinars, and more! Sound like a good fit for you? JOIN NOW
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Where we are
There are currently over forty units of The Herb Society of America, located in seven regional membership districts. Local units are autonomous groups and may have unique membership requirements.
No matter if you're looking for a local unit to join so you can meet others in person – or if your interest in herbs would be satisfied with our online connection – The Herb Society of America community is connected the world over to support you, help you share your ideas, knowledge and observations with other herb enthusiasts anywhere you are.
Note: A state may be listed under district coverage even if there
are currently no HSA units in that state. If you are interested in
forming a unit in your state, contact HSA Headquarters at email@example.com or call 440-256-0514
Who we are
The Herb Society of America is a membership based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with headquarters located in Northeast Ohio. The Society's national headquarters are located in Kirtland, Ohio (approximately forty-five minutes east of Cleveland, Ohio) adjacent to Holden Arboretum. The offices renovated in 2010, occupy what is considered the oldest stone house in the area, a structure built in 1841 by Henry Early using local sandstone.
The HSA staff consists of:
Interim Manager - Gretchen Faro firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant - Holly Gielink email@example.com
Education Coordinator - Karen Kennedy firstname.lastname@example.org
Librarian - Chris Wilkinson email@example.com
Membership Coordinator - Holly Gielink firstname.lastname@example.org
Blogmaster - Paris Wolfe (direct inquires to Executive Director)
Accountant - Paula Byrne email@example.com
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The HSA Board Officers:
President - Rie Sluder
Vice-President - Amy Schiavone
Secretary & Communications - Maryann Readal
Treasurer & Finance - Linda Lange
In 1933, seven women (six from Boston and one who resided in Washington, D.C. in the winter months ) sought for in-depth tutelage about herb botany and horticulture. Their studies with Dr. Edgar Anderson of the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University inspired them to form a group dedicated to studying and sharing the knowledge and uses of herbs, The Herb Society of America. READ MORE