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Central District:

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

November 1, 2014

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Madison Wisconsin Herb Society
32nd Annual Herb Fair

Olbrich Gardens
3330 Atwood Ave.
Madison, Wisconsin

Herbal vendors, workshops, and demonstrations

Free Herbal Presentations in the Atrium include:
Kathy Eich, Red Root Mountain
Jill Yeck, Harvest Moon Herb Farm
Laurie Lee, Herb'n Gardener

Herb of the Year being featured: Mediterranean Herbs

For more information: http://www.madisonherbsociety.org/HerbFair.htm

March 7, 2015



2015 Spring Symposium hosted by the Wisconsin Unit

813 Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Unit hosts its annual Spring Symposium at the Women's Club of Wisconsin. Free valet parking is offered.
A herbal continental breakfast will be served from 9:00am until 10:00am., followed by guest speaker, Carrie Hennessy's presentation on Winter, Summer and Lemon Savory. A gourmet herbal luncheon will be served at 12:00.

Through out the morning, a herbal boutique will sell teas, homemade jellies and mustards, cookbooks and items crafted by the Unit members. A raffle will also be available.

Ticket admission is $65.00 and preregistration is required. The deadline for registration is Saturday, February 28, 2015. Tickets will not be sold the day of the Symposium. Additional information and registration forms are are available at www.herb-society-wisconsin.org or by contacting Joan at 262.377.1461 or Denise at 262.376.0482.

March 28, 2015

Save the Date

Kentuckiana Unit Spring Herb Day

Huber's Winery in the Plantation Hall

More information to come!

April 11, 2015

Save the Date

Central Indiana Unit Spring Symposium at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Noblesville, Indiana.

More information to come!

Great Lakes District:

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

September 18 - December 18, 2014

Hours vary

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation presents-
Dangerous Beauty: Thorns, Spines and Prickles

5th Floor, Hunt Library
Carnegie Mellon University
4909 Frew Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

This exhibition includes artworks and books that depict the formidable and yet beautiful defensive structures of thorns, spines and prickles that have evolved to protect plants from predation. Featured are drawings, watercolors, prints and books displaying thistles, teasels, cacti, roses, berry brambles, stinging nettles and citrus trees. Join us 18 September 2014, 5-7 p.m. for the opening reception of "Dangerous Beauty." We will also open on Saturday, 11 October, 1-4 p.m., during Carnegie Mellon University’s Ceilidh Weekend festivities with docent–led tours available throughout the afternoon. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Closed: November 23 and 27-30.




Mid-Atlantic District:

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

October 14, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Pennsylvania Heartland Unit
Herbal Delights Luncheon Symposium

Stokesay Castle
Spook Lane
Reading, PA


The PA Heartland Unit will be holding their annual Herbal Delights Luncheon Symposium at the notable Stokesay Castle.  The event will include three speakers, vendors, raffle, educational display and luncheon.  Join us to hear about "Preparing Appetizers for the Holidays," from Debbie Mosimann; "Table Settings for Your Holiday Entertaining," from Mary and Don Haldeman; and "Herbal Liqueurs and Gifts for Your Best Friends," from PA Heartland members. 

For further information and a registration form visit website phhsa.homestead.com

September 11 - 13, 2015

Save the Date!

2015 Mid-Atlantic District Gathering
35th Anniversary of the National Herb Garden


Northeast District:

Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Eastern New York, Connecticut, Northern and Central New Jersey, Eastern Canada



South Central District

Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri



Southeast District

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

October 18, 2014

9:00 a.m.


New Orleans Unit Fall Plant Sale

2202 General Pershing St.
New Orleans, LA

The sale will benefit projects and educational programs of The Herb Society of America, New Orleans Unit. Those projects include the Salvia Collection at the New Orleans Botanical Garden, a plant database for the Botanical Garden and sponsorship of speakers. The Herb Society's New Orleans Unit has partnered with Longue Vue House and Garden on the Cultivating Communities projects with the boys from the Waldo Burton Memorial School.

The yard at 2202 General Pershing, where the sale is held, is certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a wildlife habitat. The owner is a member of the Herb Society of America, New Orleans Unit, a LA Master Gardener and a LA Master Naturalist.

This year in support of Project MONARCH, the Herb Society, New Orleans Unit will promote butterfly nectar and hosting plants including native plants and special Salvia from the Unit’s Salvia Plant Collection. Among the Salvia offered will be Salvia Van Remsen and Salvia miniata both of which are nectar favorites for butterflies. Among the butterfly host plants will be cassia trees (sulphurs host), citrus trees (Giant swallowtail host), parsley, fennel, and dill (black swallowtail hosts). There will be signage for explanations to help plan your butterfly garden.

There will also be a Monarch butterfly tagging exhibit.

For further information about the sale, contact Anne Barnes, at (504)  899-3391; For further information about the Herb Society of America, New Orleans Unit, contact Audrey Driscoll at driscoll@driscollantiques.com .

The Herb Society of America is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research and sharing the experience of its members with the community.Project MONARCH: Founder, Linda Auld, began Project MONARCH with the mission to distribute milkweed seeds to the community. Further goals of Project MONARCH are to plant 50 gardens at schools, community gardens and retirement communities with help of LA. Master Gardeners and LA. Master Naturalists, and to tag 400 Monarch butterflies which students have raised. Educational benefits for the students are the opportunity to study the MONARCH WATCH Butterfly migration program with hands on experience of growing plants and raising the butterflies. Teachers are provided with new materials and subject matter not currently taught. Currently, 17 schools, 2 community gardens and 1 retirement community have signed up for this project --with 20 locations this Fall and 30 more planned for next year.

For more information regarding Project MONARCH, contact Linda Auld at 504-841-0199 or thisauldhouse@bellsouth.net


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

October 15, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Unit Meeting

1710 South Grant
Denver, CO

Hands on Herbal Crafting

For more information contact:
Karen Flanagan
e-mail: kmff58@live.com

January 24, 2015


Rocky Mountain Unit January Meeting

1710 S. Grant (Presbytery of Denver)
Denver, CO

Unit Business meeting and Speaker Donna Burke Wild, "Vuleraries"

For more information contact Karen Flanagan, 303.756.7442

February, 18, 2015


Rocky Mountain Unit February Meeting

1710 S. Grant (Presbytery of Denver

Unit Business meeting and herbal program to be determined

For more information contact Karen Flanagan, 303.756.7422 knff58@live.com