North Carolina Unit
The North Carolina Unit of The Herb Society of America, Inc. was organized in 1982 to further the knowledge and use of herbs and to contribute the results of the experience and research of its members to the records of horticulture, science and the related arts.
Our members range from those beginning the study of herbs to those who have years of experience. Our interests are also broad, including horticulture, photography, literature, arts, crafts, cooking, and research as it relates to herbs.
Though most of our meetings are held in Greensboro, members live from the coast to the mountains of North Carolina and beyond.
Monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday morning of each month, September through May. Meetings feature a program on a topic of interest with speakers selected from among the best we can find, a short business meeting, and lunch.
Study groups are offered to all members, including:
Culinary Study Group: this group, with a particular interest in learning about the herbs used primarily for cooking, meets monthly.
Herb Study Group: meets monthly for research, study, and travel . Studies include medicinal, fragrant, beverage, culinary, native herbs; and other categories. Also periodically conducts plant study sessions to learn botany and taxonomy.
Herb Crafts: meets as interests and inspiration dictate.
North Carolinas largest and oldest Herb Sale is held in April of each year.
The Unit maintains a collection of Rosmarinus officinalis species in the N.C. Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, NC.
Visitors to our meetings are welcome.