Our most frequently asked questions

Q: What is an herb?
A: Herbs are defined as plants (trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, biennials, or annuals) valued historically, presently, or potentially for their flavor, fragrance, medicinal qualities, insecticidal qualities, economic or industrial use, or in the case of dyes, for the coloring material they provide.
— Holly Shimizu, author: HSA's Essential Guide to The Beginner's Herb Garden

Q: How can I contact HSA?
A: HSA's national headquarters is located at 9019 Kirtland Chardon Rd., Kirtland, Ohio 44094. We can be reached by phone at 440.256.0514 or email at herbs@herbsociety.org. 

Q: How long has The Herb Society of America been active?
A: The Herb Society of America was founded 1933 to promote, educate, and investigate herb use and its history in our culture.

Q: How large is HSA membership?
A: There are currently around 2,100 members, including both members at large and unit members

Q: Do you sell plants?
A: No, we do not sell plants but we can recommend local and national resources for plants and seeds; we are dedicated to herb education, herb use, and enjoyment of herbs.

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