North Texas Unit
Mission Statement: The North Texas Unit (formerly North and Central Texas Unit) of The Herb Society of America was founded in 1989 by a group of women dedicated to the 'use and delight' of herbs. We are a non-profit organization in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service regulation 501(c)3. Through the years our unit has grown and currently has over 35 members. Our mission is to promote the use and delight of herbs by sharing with the public and with each other our knowledge and zest for all things herbal.
Within the South Central District of The Herb Society of America, we are located in North Texas and cover the Greater Metroplex of Dallas and Fort Worth area. Our general meetings are held in the morning on the fourth Saturday of most months at North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Road, Dallas, Texas. We begin with the business portion of the meeting to update the membership of current events and information and then have a program that is open to the general public.
Many of our members give presentations at area garden clubs and organizations as public outreach. We also actively pursue any opportunity with local nurseries to man informational tables. These opportunities give us the chance to educate gardeners on the many uses of herbs and how to grow and maintain them in our climate.
In addition to our monthly meetings and programs, we have a very active study group. Currently, through 2009 and 2010, we are studying Great Herbalist Past and Present. In the past some of the study group topics have been The Green Man, Medicinal Herbs Around the World, and Natural Herbal Healings: Remedies and Therapies. We also schedule workshops on a quarterly basis to make the products that we sell and also for just the sheer fun of it. Some of our workshops in the past years have been on tussie mussies, spice necklaces and decoupage.
To support our operating expenses, we sell products that we make and various herbal items. In 2009 we had a very successful Herbal Junque and Bazaar and look forward to planning more fund raisers in the future.
Our members are passionate about herbs and the many uses and applications they have in our daily living. We all look forward to being able to share this knowledge with everyone and hope that our enthusiasm spreads the use and delight of herbs.
Gardens Maintained: The Dallas Arboretum, on hold due to funding.