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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.  



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 


UNIT 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.

Featured speakers for 2014-2015

May  21, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.– Annual Meeting

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

Program:  Justin Snyder, Alamance Community College

The Horticulture program prepares individuals for careers in nurseries, garden centers, greenhouses, landscape operations, gardens, and governmental agencies.  Students study plant science, plant materials, propagation, soils, fertilizers, and pest management. We have met some of these students through the Herb Sale and visits to the school, finding that our association has fostered a continuing interest in herbs. Justin brings more information about the program and our influence on the lives of students.

Þ Lunch:  $11.00 to  Caryl Talcott  by May 14th



***    Special Opportunities    ***

· May 7-9, 2015:  HSA Annual Meeting and Educational Conference, Williamsburg, VA. 

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

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





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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