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Central District:

Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky

May 5, 2016

Peppers-Capsicum, Herb of the Year with Nino Ridgeway

Co-hosted by the Wisconsin Unit and Ozaukee County Master Gardeners.

Presentations are held in The Pavilion at the Ozaukee County Fairgrounds in Cedarburg, WI.

No pre-registration is required. Admission is $8.00 per lecture. Programs start promptly at 7:00pm. Herbal refershments are prepared by host members are served.

Visit the unit's website in January for further details about the topics.


May 21, 20169am – Noon

Heirloom Plant & Herb Sale
held by the Ozaukee Master Gardeners

Concordia University Field House
12800 Lake Shore Dr., Mequon, Wisconsin

Over 10,000 plants.
Many rare and unusual herbs
Wide variety of heirloom tomatoes
Herb of the Year: Peppers
New this Year: Pollinator-Friendly Plants

Visit: ozaukeemastergardeners.org for more information
Facebook: Ozaukee-Master-Gardeners
Free Parking & Admission

May 28, 2016


Wisconsin Unit Herb Fair

Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Drive
Hales Corners, WI 53130

1000's of Herb and Other Plants for Sale
Artisans and vendors with herbal, gardening and other items...
(Jewelry, ceramics, fresh baked items, garden art and more)

Tea Room serving herbal teas and herbal baked goods
Thyne Square featuring herbal items made by Wisconsin Unit Members

Information Talks include:
"Peppers-Appetizers to Dessert" with Louise Block Owner of Cusine at Home, Cedarburg, WI

"Growing Herbs in Containers" with Nino Ridgeway, Owner of Herbs & Everylastings at Barthel Fruit Farm, Mequon, WI

Children's Activities


June 27, 2016

9am - 3:30pm

The Garden Salon
An Herbal Gathering in our Gardens

Shady Acres Herb Farm
7815 Highway 212
Chaska, MN

Enjoy a fun, relaxing and informative day of lectures, demonstrations and workshops on the farm. Speakers include, Susan Betz, Pat Crocker and Theresa Mieseler.

For more information view The Garden Salon Brochure

August 12 & 13, 2016


Central District Gathering
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Stay tuned for more details!

Great Lakes District:

Ontario Canada, Western New York, Michigan, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania

July 15 and 16, 2016


Great Lakes District Gathering 2016

Gemuetlichkeit - Celebrating Frankenmuth Hospitality


October 8, 2016



Western Reserve Herb Society Herb Fair

Watch for more information!


Mid-Atlantic District:

Delaware, Virginia, Southern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, D.C.

May 12, 2016

77th Annual Herb Sale sponsored by The Philadephia Unit

Historic Yellow Springs
1685 Art School Road
Chester Springs, PA

Please join the Philadelphia Unit for our 77th Annual Herb Sale on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain or shine) in the meadow at Historic Yellow Springs.
Thousands of herbs, dozens of vegetable seedlings and many rare and unusual scented geraniums and salvias will be offered for sale. In addition, there will be many herbal offerings in our boutique tent including chutneys, jams, mustards, notecards, and baked goods, all made by our members.
A Gourmet Herbal Brunch may be reserved for $15 per person and checks should be recieved by May 10. The brunch will be served starting at 10:30 a.m. (Check should be made payable to: HSA, Philadelphia Unit, P.O. Box 273, Chester Springs, PA 19425).

Be sure to save the date and check our website: www.hsaphiladelphia.org for updated information.


May 19, 2016

11am- 2pm

The Invention of Nature, Alexander von Humboldt's New World, presented by the author, Andrea Wulf, a trained design historian at the Royal College of Art in London. This presentation is sponsored by the North Carolina Unit

Greensboro Country Club
410 Sunset Drive
Greensboro, NC

Lunch and Lecture: "The Invention of Nature" reveals the extraordinary life of the visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and how he created the way we understand nature today. Though almost forgotten today, his name lingers everywhere from the Humboldt Current to the Humboldt penguin. Perceiving nature as an interconnected global force, Humboldt predicted human-induced climate change. He turned scientific observation into poetic narrative, and his writing inspired naturalist and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth and Goethe. Wulf traces Humboldt's influences through the great minds he inspired in revolution, evolution, ecology, conservation, art and literture.

For more information contact:
Mary Jo Wilson


June 11 & 12, 2016


The Virginia Herb Festival presented by the Sunflower Cottage Herb Farm and Backroom Brewery

150 Ridgemont Road
Middletown, VA 22645

Farm brewery, demonstrations, vendors and more

For more information visit http://www.virginiaherbfestival.com/



June 13, 2016

Pennsylvania Heartland Unit Herbal Delights Symposium Bus Tour

Bus tour in Lancaster County, PA

The PA Heartland Unit will be hosting their annual Herbal Delights Bus Tour in Lancaster County, PA primarily in the city of Lancaster's Historic District.

Five backyard gardens, nestled behind historic homes will be visited, including the gardens  at the home of Dennis Denenberg, which has earned the reputation of a 'must  see' garden in Lancaster. In addition, attendees will visit The Wolf Museum of Music and Art, where the garden features a beautiful variety of native plants. There will be two sites to visited outside of Lancaster City; The Penn State Demonstration Gardens in Manheim, which focus on the inspirational Idea Gardens, developed and maintained by Master Gardeners, and the nursery Stauffers of Kissel Hill.

For more information contact-Gail Seeley 610.926.3749

October 21 & 22, 2016


Mid-Atlantic District Gathering, Cape May, New Jersey


More information to come!



Northeast District:

Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Eastern New York, Connecticut, portions of New Jersey, Eastern Canada

May 5, 2016

The New York Unit Spring Meeting

John Jay Homestead
400 Jay Street
Katonah, New York 10536

The New York Unit invites you to attend our Spring Meeting at the historic John Jay Homestead in Katonah, New York. Our speaker is Sam Sifton, food editor of The New York Times and founding editor of The New York Times cooking website and an Eat columnist for the magazine. Mr. Sifton was the newspaper's restaurant critic for two years. He promotes local and sustainable food sourcing at home and in restaurants and is author of Thanksgiving: How to Cook it Well.

An herbal lunch will be served and there will be a raffle. Herbs, perennials, herbal items and herb-related kitchen and garden products will be available for sale. Registration begins at 10:00am. The program is open to all HSA members and the general public.

A donation to support the Herb Garden maintained by our unit is suggested. Seating is limited therefore pre-registration is required at herbsocietyny@gmail.com

May 14, 2016



Delaware Valley Unit Presents Herb Plant Sale

Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum
Lambertville, NJ

Proceeds from the sale go toward our scholarship for a horticulture student at Delaware Vallry University, Doylestown, PA.


May 19, 2016



Long Island Unit 25th Annual Herb Synposium

The Old Field Club
86 West Meadow Road
Setauket, NY 11733

Please join the Long Island Unit to celebrate our 25th anual herb symposium on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Speakers will be U.S. Botanic Garden Executive Director Emeritus Holly Schimizu and Kirk Brown, president of the Garden Writers Association. Lunch, marketplace and raffles as well as our unit members' very special herbal desserts will be featured.

Registration in advance; seating is limited

Contact: stravins@optonline.net or Susan Perry at 631-666-3647


May 25, 2016

Save the Date!
Connecticut Unit Symposium

Fabulous Speakers, herbal delights for sale and a delicious lunch. You will be glad you attended.


July 21 & 22, 2016


Save the Date!
2016 Northeast District Gathering
"Our Native Roots - Then & Now"


Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie, New York

Description: The Hudson Valley is said by many to be the birthplace of American landscape design. Join your fellow Herb Society members as we enjoy a sampling of the area's attractions while we learn the importance of our native plants both today and in an era gone by. Tour three private gardens that offer a diverse sample of styles representative of the area, meet the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association, relax with friends before heading to dinner, receive news from headquarters, participate in the district meeting, be tempted by our sensational raffle baskets and learm more about our useful natives from experts in their field.

Registration: $85 per person.
Click here to view the 2016 Northeast District Gathering mailer with registration form and lodging information
Completed registration forms with payment must be postmarked by June 19, 2016.

For additional information contact:
Northeast District Membership Delegate
Jen Munson

September 15, 2016

11am - 2pm


New York Unit 68th Annual Herb Fair

John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
400 Route 22
Katonah, NY

Plants, pantry items, fresh herbs, baked goods, potpourri, gardening aids, demonstratons, herbal gifts, books, and more.

Luncheon and delicious lovage soup are available for purchase.
Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information contact herbsocietyny@gmail.com



South Central District

Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri

April 23, 2016


33rd Annual South Texas Herb Day celebrating Beatrix Potter Her
Life, Gardens & Stories

St. Pauls United Methodist Church
Fondren Hall
5501 Main
Houston, TX 77004

Helen Mann opens the day with Cumbrian tales and stories of Betrix' legacy to the English Lake District. The mountainous and lake-filled northwest area of England became Beatrix Potter's childhood summer retreat and her adult home at Hill Top Farm.

Linda Lain picks up the remarkable story of Beatrix and her accomplishments at a time when women were relegated to home and household.

Beatrix Potter's books used many of the plants found in the Lake District countryside and gardens. You may remember that when looking for her poket-hankin, Lucie knelt up a stile to see Little-town. Behind her in a hedgerow was a stand of floxglove! After a yummy Lake District style box-lunch Henry Flowers will lead our garden adventures.

Members crafts and items from Lucia's Garden will be available throughout the day.

Registration is by pre-registration only-$45 per person
Registrations must be received on or before April 18, 2016
We will honor reservations as received, until all the chairs are filled.

Registration forms are available at www.herbsociety-stu.org


October 28 & 29, 2016



Southeast District Gathering
Beaumont, Texas

Watch for more information!



Southeast District

Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, and offshore East

September 30 & October 1, 2016



Southeast District Gathering
Nashville, TN

Watch for more details!

West District

California, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, Wyoming, Western Canada, Mexico, and offshore West

September 24 & 25, 2016


West District Gathering
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Check back for more information!