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Southern Michigan

The Southern Michigan Unit of The Herb Society of America


The Southern Michigan Unit of The Herb Society of America is a non-profit, educational, horticultural group, which was chartered in March of 1969. The Society is dedicated to the cultivation of herbs; to research; to the use and delight of herbs through educational programs; and sharing information with the community.

Our unit members established an herb garden in 1970 at historic Cranbrook House and Gardens and have been responsible for their design, planting and maintenance for over forty years. We have also contributed to and continue to assist in the development of the National Herb Garden, at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington D.C., the Children's Garden at Michigan State University and other public gardens.

Our Unit meets monthly for a variety of programs including lectures, crafting, demonstrations, gardening and tours led by members and guest speakers.

We welcome new members who are interested in and have any level of herbal knowledge. Our local unit is comprised of about 15 members with over 300 years of herbal gardening experience. We are glad to share our herbal interest with you.


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Unit Chair: Carol Czechowski