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The 2015 HSA Winter Newsletter is now available!

2016 Award Winners Announced
Financial Update
Biltmore Garden Tour
NHG Crossword puzzle and so much more!

View the HSA Winter Newsletter in the Member Only section

Congratulations to the Donald Samull Classroom Grant Winners!

Indoor Grant Winners

Bailey Middle School
Cornelius, NC

Evergreen Middle School
Brooklyn, NY

Jere Whitson Elementary School
Cookville, TN

Albert Hall School
Waterville, ME

Outdoor Grant Winners

Douglas Elementary
Tyler, TX

Dahlonegah Public School
Stilwell, OK

6th Street Elementary School
Silver City, NM

Simonton Elementary School
Lawrenceville, GA

South Side Elementary Museum Magnet School
Miami, FL

HSA 2016 Award Recipients

                                     The Herb Society of America is pleased to announce the
                                            following individuals as 2016 HSA award recipients.

Please join the awards committee and the board of directors in congratulating these individuals for their accomplishments and in thanking them for their service to The Herb  Society of America!  They will be honored at the Annual Meeting of Members, April 29, 2016, Asheville, North Carolina.  The award recipients will be highlighted in the HSA Spring 2016 Newsletter.

                                         Helen de Conway Little Medal of Honor
                          Kathy Schlosser, North Carolina Unit, Mid-Atlantic District

                        Nancy Putnam Howard Award for Excellence in Horticulture
                                   Elizabeth Kennel, Philadelphia Unit, Mid-Atlantic District     

                           Joanna McQuail Reed Award for the Artistic Use of Herbs
                            Billie Beadle, Pennsylvania Heartland Unit, Mid-Atlantic District 

                                                          Elizabeth Crisp Rea Award
                                    Don Haynie, Virginia Commonwealth Unit, Mid- Atlantic District

                                                          Certificate of Achievement
                                         Ann Wilson, Member at Large, South Central District
                             Mark Ragland, Virginia Commonwealth Unit, Mid-Atlantic District
                               Jane Brubaker, Pennsylvania Heartland Unit, Mid-Atlantic District

                                                          Certificate of Appreciation
                                     Mary Lou Winder, Potomac Unit, Mid-Atlantic District
                                     Pam Harris, South Texas Unit, South Central District
                        Anita Bradley, Pennsylvania Heartland Unit, Mid-Atlantic District

The 2015 HSA Fall Newsletter is now available!

Read all about-
Asheville Speaker's Announced
Meet the New HSA Board Members
Happy 60th Anniversary to the Connecticut Unit
Special offer to HSA members from Seed Needs
Hibiscus-an except from Juliet Blankespoor's new book

  and learn about HSA Business Member-Alice Brown and Flowerfetti

View the newsletter in the HSA Members Only Section


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Congratulations to Holly Shimizu!

Recipient of the 2015 Honorary Life Time Member Award from American Public Gardens Association.

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The 2015 Educational Conference in Colonial Williamsburg concluded with bright smiles from our attendees as they experienced both a step back in time and inspiration for the future. Members enjoyed exploring historic herb gardens, heard a variety of speakers and participated in workshops. The Colonial Williamsburg setting itself, if you have never been, is a treat for the senses in it’s own regard — combining the location with our unique focus on herbs and their history created a truly transformative event.


The conference included a variety of lecture subjects. Our members were delighted by The Herb Gardens of Williamsburg Lecture, with Don Haynie and members of the Colonial Triangle Unit regaling the audience with tales of the “best” herb gardens; another get-together to tickle the mind was the lecture on The History of Landscape Design in America, led by Kirk Brown. The session on Italian Liqueurs given by Renato Vicario on Saturday was another session given high marks. The opportunity to enjoy the Festival of Flavor, enjoy the competition of bidding in the silent auction and honor our Award winners was a satisfying conclusion to our annual extravaganza.

We are sure the HSA 2015 Educational Conference and Annual Meeting of Members in Colonial Williamsburg will be remembered with fondness for years to come. Be sure to join us next year as we introduce our next generation annual event in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. Don't miss it – we’ll see you there!

(L) Speakers Susan Belsinger & Don Haynie  (R) Susan Liechty enjoys a moment with John B.