The Connecticut Unit was established in 1955 by a prestigious group of women who found the trip to New York or Massachusetts in winter prevented their full enjoyment of monthly meetings. The initial energetic group expanded quickly and now the Connecticut unit maintains sixty active members as well as associate and out of state members and affiliates.
Established as a 501©3 tax exempt organization the Connecticut unit’s purpose is to promote knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research and sharing with the Connecticut community. To accomplish this the unit created and maintains a beautiful herb garden at Elizabeth Park in West Hartford, CT. All members spend at least one work morning there during the season. A select group of members also supports an herb garden at the York Prison facility in Niantic, helping inmates learn about herbs and their use. Many members also help to organize and maintain other public and community gardens.
In keeping with our commitment to education, we hold an herb sale each Spring to ensure that the herbs we select for our annual symposium are available for everyone’s garden. Our symposium attracts many members of the public and is held at Elizabeth Park in early summer*. Our speakers are chosen for their ability to educate and inspire all to use herbs.
Our monthly meetings have included garden tours of members gardens as well as public gardens, visiting speakers and Tussie Mussie production for our local area Hospice. Our delicious herbal lunches are a highlight of our monthly meetings. Smaller groups have also formed around interests such as Herbal Teas, Herbal Crafts and reading Herb related books.
Meeting Times: Various locations, 10:30am, 2nd Monday of the month, April through November*.
*During the 2020 and 2021 year we have introduced online meetings and will continue to evaluate when and if a 2021 Symposium and face-to-face meetings are again possible.
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