Our Mission

Our Mission

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 through

  • Education – national and regional gatherings;  annual meeting; monthly webinars and newsletters; an annual magazine, The Herbarist; and reference materials such as herb fact sheets and study guides.
  • Idea Exchange – at regional meetings and through social media.
  • Research –  ​collecting and archiving history and practical application of herbs. Extensive archival references from our library and archives are available to members. Granting funds to educators studying the academic, culinary, and practical application of herbs.
  • The National Herb Garden –  ​created by The Herb Society of America  in 1980 for the education and enjoyment of all Americans.
  • Environmental Responsibility –  ​advocating initiatives that protect and promote native plants preserve pollinator habitat 
  • Special Projects –  ​fostering plant collections and investigating promising herb plants.
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