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The HSA Research Grant Committee is pleased to announce Margaret Skinner from the University of Vermont, as the recipent of the 2016-2017 HSA Research Grant. The project selected is "Quality Assessment of Saffron Grown in Northern New England."

Congratulations to HSA Member Rhonda Fleming Hayes on her new book

Want to do your part in helping your local pollinators flourish? Polinator Friendly Gardening makes it easy!
Rhonda is a member at large in the Central District
Click here for more information on Pollinator Friendly Gardening: Gardening for Bees, Butterflies, and Other Pollinators

New HSA Member Discount!

Special $10 one year subscription to each of the Mother Earth publications including Mother Earth News, Mother Earth Living, Capper's Farm and Grit.
Click here to view the many other HSA Member only Discounts

Congratulations to Jane Hawley Stevens, owner of Four Elements Organic Herbals, Central District, and Wisconsin Unit member. Four Elements Tulsi Cream was selected as one of nine standout products at the Natural Products Expo West, held in Anaheim, California in March, 2016.

"This is quite an honor, since there are literally thousands of booths and products at the Expo West!" says Jane.

Four Elements combines Tulsi with comfrey root for moisture cream that is extremely softening but helps to maintain healthy skin tissue.


Congratulations to the 2016-17 Grant for Educator Recipient-The Year of the Garden, Fayette Academy, in Somerville, Tennessee

This project will include students in grades Pre-kindergarten through 10th grade who will actively conduct STEM plant hands on research in the Action Garden. This science based project will plant, grown, nurture, and harvest herbs. The project will develop an understanding and appreciation for the amazing flavors and aromas of herbs. Families of over 600 students will be provided herb handbooks to encourage the use of fresh herbs at home.


Spring has Sprung! so has the HSA Spring Newsletter!

Click here to read all about
The 2016 HSA Award Winners
Explore the HSA Archives
Learn new ideas for Planting a Tea Pot Garden and more

Announcing New HSA Member only benefits!

Through April 30, 2016, HSA members are eligible for a 15% discount on any online order from Botanical Interests.

Herb Society of America (HSA) members are eligible for a 10% discount from Mountain Rose Herbs on all items (shipping excluded).

HSA members may view the discount codes click here.


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

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