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HSA Awards

HSA Awards

Starting around 1950, HSA has recognized outstanding members for “…promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community.” To date, over 300 members have been celebrated by their peers for their contribution to our herbal community. Awards include Certificate of Appreciation, Certificate of Achievement, Excellence in Horticulture. Excellence in Herbal Education, Medal of Honor, Artistic Use of Herbs, Excellence in Herbal Literature, and an award that recognizes work in a public garden. Many of these are named for inspirational HSA members who exemplify the awards who carry their name.

A complete history of HSA awards can be downloaded HERE.

Award Nomination Guidelines
Each nomination must be accompanied by three letters of support. Non-members may submit letters of support.

Please send letters of support to:
The Herb Society of America
9019 Kirtland Chardon Road
Kirtland, OH 44094

Award Nominations are due September 1

History of Award Recipients


*The award nomination form is also available in the Members Only section of this site under Operating Manual Section 13 Forms.


2023 Award Recipients

Ginny Miller, Member at Large, Great Lakes District
Helen De Conway Little Medal of Honor

Christine (Chrissy) Moore, Potomac Unit, MidAtlantic District
Nancy Putnam Howard Award for Excellence in Horticulture

Judy Semroc, Member at Large, Great Lakes District
Madeline Hill Award for Excellence in Herbal Education

Penni St. Hilaire, Potomac Unit, MidAtlantic District
The Elizabeth Crisp Rea Award

Rena Barnett, Philadelphia Unit, MidAtlantic District
Certificate of Achievement

Holly B. Cusumano, Philadelphia Unit, MidAtlantic District
Certificate of Achievement

Gloria Hunter, Texas Thyme Unit, South Central District
Certificate of Achievement

Joanne Montowski, Philadelphia Unit, MidAtlantic District
Certificate of Appreciation

Andrea Sparano, South Jersey Unit, MidAtlantic District
Certificate of Appreciation

2022 Award Winners

Jean Bohn, Northern New Jersey Unit, Northeast District
Elizabeth Crisp Rea Award

Rosemary (Rose) Loveall, Northern California Unit and Business Member, West District
Madalene Hill Award for Excellence in Herbal Education

Pat Hansbury, Pennsylvania Heartland Unit, Mid Atlantic District
Certificate of Achievement

Nola Gildin, Pennsylvania Heartland Unit, Mid Atlantic District
Certificate of Appreciation

 

2021 Award Winners

Helen de Conway Little Medal of Honor
Sara Holland, Hill Country Unit, South Central District

Joanna McQuail Reed Award for Artistic Use of Herbs
Pat Kenny, Potomac Unit, Mid Atlantic District

Elizabeth Crisp Rea Award
Laura Anthony, Potomac Unit, Mid-Atlantic District

Madalene Hill Award for Excellence in Herbal Education
Kathleen Gips, Western Reserve Herb Society Unit, Great Lakes District

Certificate of Achievement
Audrey Driscoll, New Orleans Unit, Southeast District

Certificate of Appreciation
Nino Ridgeway, PhD, Wisconsin Unit, Central District

 

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