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The North Carolina Unit of The Herb Society of America, Inc. was organized in 1982 to further the knowledge and use of herbs and to share this interest and expertise with the greater community.

 

Our members range in age, knowledge and expertise from those beginning the study of herbs to those who have years of experience. Our interests are broad, including horticulture, photography, literature, arts, crafts, cooking, and research as it relates to herbs.  The organization welcomes both men and women.

 

Though most of our meetings are held in Greensboro, members live from the coast to the mountains of North Carolina and beyond.

 

 

Membership in the Herb Society of America, Inc. and in the North Carolina Unit is open to all who share an interest in herbs and are willing to share in the work of the organization. We hold our membership meetings on the third Thursday of the month for programs on a variety of herb-related topics and we have other events at other times during each month.

 

 

   

The North Carolina Unit of the Herb Society of America, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service.  As such, donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed.  Check with your accountant if you have questions.

 

For information related to the NC Unit and its tax status, including the determination letter and Form 990s, contact us HERE.  

  

 

2016 SPECIAL EVENT


May  19, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.– Annual Meeting

Place:  Greensboro Country Club, 410 Sunset Drive

Program:  Andrea Wulf—The Invention of Nature:  Alexander von Humboldt’s New World

Once again we welcome Andrea Wulf to discuss her latest book.  What made Humboldt so famous was that he had come up with the revolutionary idea that the natural world was a web of life—a unified whole where everything was correlated.  He predicted human-induced clime change as early as 1800.  He wone together hard scientific data with art, history, poetry, and politics.  Humboldt saw nature as a global force and become one of the most interdisciplinary of all scientists.

· Unit Business & Annual Meeting:  Mary Jo Wilson, Chair


Guests are welcome.  Contact Us for registration information.

 





Membership Benefit

 

Using your HSA membership card, you gain free or discounted admission to Reciprocal Gardens, and often a discount in Reciprocal Garden gift shops. 

 

Jot down a list of gardens in areas that you plan to visit, and keep your membership card in your pocket.

 

Garden Information  HERE

 

 

 

 

 

2013-2014 Unit Meeting Schedule 

 

MEETINGS are held on the third Thursday of the month at 9:30AM at the Weir-Jordan House/Greensboro Woman's Club, 223 N Edgeworth Street, Greensboro, NC 27401.  Following a social gather, the meeting with a speaker or program begins at 10:00AM.  Meetings are held September through May except for a holiday party in December and there is no meeting in April.


September 17, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.

Place: Weir-Jordan House/ Greensboro Woman’s Club

Program:  Kim Seymour, Loving Scents Aromatherapy

Kim will discuss the difference between using fresh herbs and essential oils, how to combine them, how to make an infused oil, and more.  We will have a  hands-on demonstration.  She will have some handouts, samples, and she will have some products to sell.

· Botany & Hort: Adrienne Sabir

· Unit Business:  Mary Jo Wilson, Chair

Þ Lunch:  $11.00 to  Kit Schooley by September 11th

 

 

October 15, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.

Place: Weir-Jordan House/ Greensboro Woman’s Club

Program:  Marc Williams,  Phytoremediation: the art and science of using plants to clean up contaminated soils

· Botany & Hort: Adrienne Sabir

· Unit Business:  Mary Jo Wilson

Þ Lunch:  $11.00 to Kit Schooley by October 10th 

 

 

November 19, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.

Place:  Weir-Jordan House/Greensboro Woman’s Club

Program:  Katie Moose:  Early American Herbs

Katie is an expert in use of herbs in early America and has published several cookbooks.  Her discussion will focus on food and herbs of the period, and how it was prepared.  Out Thanksgiving-themed lunch will feature some of Katie’s recipes.  She will have cookbooks for sale.

·  Botany & Hort: Adrienne Sabir

· Unit Business:  Mary Jo Wilson

Þ Lunch:  $11.00 to Kit Schooley Talcott by November 13th

 

December 18, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. 

Place:  Weir-Jordan House/Greensboro Woman’s Club

Program:  Favorite Christmas Recipes

During the Fall, I will be asking each of you to send me one of your favorite Christmas recipes, which will be compiled for a small cookbook.  At our Brunch, which will include some recipes, you can tell us about yours.

Þ Brunch:  $11.00 to Kit Schooley by December 11th

Þ No Business—Just enjoying the holidays together!

 

 January   21, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

Place:  Weir-Jordan House/Greensboro Woman’s Club

Program:  Charlie Brummit—The Farm-To-Table Movement

Charlie will discuss how buying local not only sustains our local economy but also helps the environment by reducing the harmful emissions that result when transporting foods long distances.  Let’s take a look at investing locally and getting the freshest products available.

· Botany & Hort:  Adrienne Sabir

· Unit Business:  Mary Jo Wilson, Chair

Þ Lunch:  $11.00 to  Kit Schooley by Jan. 15th

 

 

February 18, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

Place:  Weir-Jordan House/Greensboro Woman’s Club

Program:  Deborah Crumpton—Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana, candyleaf)

Deborah, owner of Running Pine Herb Farm in Reidsville, will talk with us about the stevia plant, how it sweetens with no calories, how it is processed, and the best way to use it in its’ unprocessed form.

· Botany & Hort:   Adrienne Sabir

· Unit Business:  Mary Jo Wilson, Chair

Þ Lunch $11.00 to Kit Schooley by Feb. 12th.

 

 

March 17, 2016  at 2:00 p.m.

Place:  Education Center, N.C. Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill

Program:  Doug Elliot—Weeds for your Needs

Stories and songs celebrating useful wild plants.  Doug is a naturalist, herbalist, and storyteller who  will entertain us with stories about wildflowers, use of medicinal herbs, ancient plant lore, plant riddles and songs about weeds and berries. 

· All participants must register to reserve a seat, which you may do online.

· Free for HSA members, $11.00 for guests. 

 

 

April  21, 2016  HERB SALE 

Place: Greek Orthodox Church, Westridge & Friendly

Set-up:  April 20th.     

 

May  19, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.– Annual Meeting

Place:  Greensboro Country Club, 410 Sunset Drive

Program:  Andrea Wulf—The Invention of Nature:  Alexander von Humboldt’s New World

Once again we welcome Andrea Wulf to discuss her latest book.  What made Humboldt so famous was that he had come up with the revolutionary idea that the natural world was a web of life—a unified whole where everything was correlated.  He predicted human-induced clime change as early as 1800.  He wone together hard scientific data with art, history, poetry, and politics.  Humboldt saw nature as a global force and become one of the most interdisciplinary of all scientists.

· Unit Business & Annual Meeting:  Mary Jo Wilson, Chair

Þ Lunch:  $20.00 to Kit Schooley by May 14th

 

 Lunch is served following the meeting for a fee.  Reservations are required.


Special Opportunities


· September 11-13, 2015:  Mid Atlantic District Meeting, 35th Anniversary of the National Herb Garden.  Host: Potomac Unit

· March :  Multi-Unit Social Symposium,   TBA

· April  21, 2016:  NC Unit Herb Sale, Greensboro

· April 29, 2016:  HSA Annual Meeting , Asheville, NC. 

 

Please use the Contact Page if you are interested in being a guest at one of our meetings and interested in learning more about herbs and the NC Unit HSA.

 

  For more information, please send an email using ourContact Page


 


  

INFORMATION ABOUT THE N.C. UNIT, HERB SOCIETY OF AMERICA

 

Monthly meetings are held September through May, on the third Thursday of the month. Meetings feature a program on a topic of interest with guest speakers, a short business meeting, and lunch.

 

Study groups are offered to all members, including:

 

Culinary Study Group affords those members with a particular interest in good food and fellowship a potluck themed herbal luncheon each month.  Meetings are open to all members and meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 11AM, usually in the home of a member.  This year's theme is GEMS OF NUTRITION featuring basil, parsley and oregano this fall.

 

Herb Study Group meets on the fourth Thursday monthly for research, study, and travel . Studies include medicinal, fragrant, beverage, culinary and native herbs.  Periodic plant study sessions on botany and taxonomy are held.  This year's topic is the "INDUSTRIAL GARDEN" at the National Herb Garden along with a glimpse at the lives of the seven women who founded the Herb Society of America.

 

Renegade Crafters meet the fourth Monday of each month or as interests and inspiration dictate.

 

Collections and Gardens:  The Unit maintains collections of Rosmarinus officinalis species at the N.C. Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, NC. and at the Dorothy G. Spencer Memorial Rosemary Collection in Climax, N.C.  Unit members also care for the McNairy House Dooryard Garden at the Greensboro Historical Museum.

 

Herb Sale:  North Carolinas largest and oldest Herb Sale is held annually.  It will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Green Orthodox Church on Westridge and Friendly Avenues in Greensboro, NC.  

 

         

                       

 

 

Visitors to our meetings are welcome.

Please use Contact Form for details on meetings and to register for a meeting

 

 

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