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Huntsville Herb Society ... c/o Doris Phillips, 1602 Wilma Circle, Huntsville, AL  35801. 


Arizona Herb Association ... President, PO Box 63101, Phoenix, AZ 85082; email: azherb1@yahoo.com ... regional herb association with over 150 members ... monthly newsletter, public demonstration gardens at the Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix and at the Maricopa County Extension, and topical speakers at monthly meetings (the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00p - send email for location) ... plus special events (cook-off for members in December) and educational sessions ... a culinary mini group that meets once a month in a member's home preparing foods based on that month's theme, a cosmetic mini group that prepares herbal cosmetics as fund raisers, a craft group and an horticulture group.

Arizona Herb Growers ... PO Box 149, Arlington, AZ 95322-0149.

Native American Sustainable Agriculture Fund of Northern Arizona ... Miguel Vasquez, Box 15200, Flagstaff, AZ 86011; 602-523-9506 ... (NASAFONA) seeks to promote projects in sustainable agriculture by native people in Northern Arizona ... they will provide promotional and technical assistance and consultation for such projects, and serve as anon-profit channeling organization for individuals and organizations with a sincere interest in supporting these efforts.


Arkansas Green Industry Association ... promoting professionalism in horticulture...formerly the Arkansas Nurserymen's Association. 


grndot.gif (211 bytes)Sonoma County Herb Association (Sonoma County Herb Exchange) ... a group of herb growers, medicine makers, educators, practioners and students.

Southern California Unit of the Herb Society of America ... meets once a month to increase members' knowledge of herbs through the presentation of a speaker or visit to a local site ... in addition, they participate at local gardening events and herb festivals ... meetings are held at the LA County Arboretum located at 301 N. Baldwin Avenue in Arcadia ... all meetings start at 10:00a on the fourth Saturday of the month and are free to the public ... although our meetings are free, they encourage those interested to join


Pikes Peak Herb Association ... Sharon Schulman, BS, Director, PO Box 25764, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80936, 719-533-0707, email: herbs@pcisys.net ... Founded in 1986, and operating thru membership, the Pikes Peak Herb Association is an educational organization dedicating its efforts to expanding the public's awareness about herbs by providing lectures, workshops, and study groups increasing the use of herbs and herbal products for medicinal home remedies, culinary, craft, and horticulture. This exposure is directed to both the lay person as well as the professional. Herbal knowledge has been passed down through the centuries and their usage in the service of mankind has been recorded throughout history. The present herbal renaissance is devoted to restoring this lost heritage, and the Pikes Peak Herb Association is dedicated to reclaiming and promoting this usage to common practice. Professional interest in traditional herbal medicine is also expanding and clinical research is a significant part of providing validation for traditional usage of plants. Thru its networking abilities, the Pikes Peak Herb Assn. presents reliable information to the public to help emphasize informed decision making while working cooperatively with orthodox and holistic disciplines. The PPHA's membership is made up of various individuals and businesses interested in and involved in some phase of herbalism. By becoming a member you will assist in the continuance of educational services to yourself and the public. As the group grows, so will the usage and knowledge of herbs. If you are ever in God's country, give a call, perhaps we can have a cup of peppermint tea while we gaze at the mountains in wonderment of our great life.

Rocky Mountain Herbalists Coalition
... Feather Jones, PO Box 165, Lyons, CO 80540-0165; A regional group of herbalists, herb growers, wild-crafters, teachers, researchers, and manufacturers primarily from the Boulder-Denver area in Colorado. Our main work is the direct marketing Registry of Ethical Wildcrafters and Organic Growers available for $10.


Delaware Herb Growers and Marketers Association ...

Delaware Vegetable Growers Association ... Ed Kee, Secretary, Univ. of Delaware Research Center, Rt 6 Box 47, Georgetown, DE 19947


Florida Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association ... Michael J. Stuart, Pres., PO Box 948153, Maitland, FL 32794-8153; 407-894-1351.

Florida Native Plant Society ... PO Box 6116, Spring, Hill, FL 34606; 813-856-8202

Florida Nurserymen and Growers Association ... 

Florida Herb Society of Pinellas County ... meets the third Wednesday of the month at the Pinellas County Cooperative Extension, 12175 125th Street North, Largo, Florida ... herb garden is at same location ... dues are $10 for the year for individuals or couple ... this includes a monthly newsletter ... contact: 727-443-2328.

Herb Society of Central Florida  ... PO Box 11183, Orlando, FL 32803; 407-896-3203 or 800-978-HERB (4372) ... herb study group meets first Monday of each month at 7:00p at Leu Botanical Gardens, 1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL ... wonderful cookbook with over 450 recipes priced at $18.00 plus $3.00s/h ... orders can be placed over the 800# ... proceeds from the book go to endow a full scholarship in horticulture at their local community college.

Herb Society of Palm Beach County ... Louise Remetz, 2024 SW 17th Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33426; 407­734­3927 … herb society.

Southeast Regional Chapter--International Herb Association ... c/o Marge Powell, 3965 Gadsden Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32207; 904-399-3241; FAX: 904-396-9467.


Hawaii Herb Association ... c/o Hawaii Farm Bureau, 2343 Rose Street, Honolulu, HI 96819
Officer: Mr. Clarence Baber, President

Hawaii Vegetable Growers Association ... Dr. Hector Valenzuela, Dept. of Horticulture, Univ of Hawaii, 3190 maile Way, Honolulu, HI 96822; 808-956-7903


Champaign-Urbana Herb Society ... founded in 1975 ... maintains three herb gardens: The Meadowbrook Park Herb Garden in Urbana; The Jaques House (c.1867) Herb Garden in Urbana; and, The Wilber Mansion Herb Garden in Champaign -- The Wilber Mansion is the home of the Champaign County Historical Society ... about 120 members ... meets monthly ... special programs related to herbs each month ... Herbal Theme Gourmet Dinners ... monthly newsletter called: SPRIGS OF THYME ... meetings are open to members and friends

Illinois Herb Association ... c/o Lowell Lenschow, 1701 Towanda Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61701; 309-557-2107; FAX: 309-557-3729 … a non-profit organization whose purpose is to: promote and develop new and expanded markets for herbs and herbal products; further the knowledge and safe use of herbs and herbal products; bring together for cooperation and coordination all persons interested in the production & utilization of herbs; collect and disseminate the best available information relating to the herb industry … $40 per year dues

Peoria Herb Guild ... c/o Jan Powers, 2320 West Moss, Peoria, IL 61604; 309-674-1781 … herb study group … published The Culinary Gardener


Columbus Herb Society ... Sue Wilgus, PO Box 1755, Columbus, IN 47202-1755; 812-342-0568; samstar@hsonline.net ... a south central Indiana not for profit organization founded in 1985 with members in six counties ... meetings are monthly with various herbal & educational trips, tours and programs ... yearly $1000 schlolarships to college students in the field of botony and school grants for herbal garden projects ... funding for these projects is from yearly garden tours, festivals and plant sales ... also maintain two public herbal gardens

Jasper County Herb Society ... Connie Kingman, 10671 South County Road, 180W, Rensselaer, IN 47978; 219-866-3563 ... monthly meetings to research all qualities of herbs and to plant gardens to use as teaching tools ... tours, lectures and workshops ... contact founder and director, Connie Kingman

Wabash Valley Herb Society ... Marty Mertens, Box 187, New Goshen, IN 47863; 812-535-3840


Great Plains Herb Growers Association ... 908 W. 20th Terrace, Lawrence, KS 66046; 785-841-9241; FAX: 785-841-4978; email: herbgrowers@sunflower.com   Serving herb growers and enthusiasts of the Great Plains States who wish to grow herbs commercially.


Kentucky Herb Association ... Sue Walsh; 502-535-6885; email: admin@kyherb.com  The Kentucky Herb Association is an organization for anyone interested in herbs. Membership includes both lay herb enthusiasts and herb related retail and wholesale businesses. The KHA was formed to exchange information, ideas, and to educate the public about growing and using herbs.

Owensboro Herb Society ... 3933 Thruston­Dermont Road, Owensboro, KY 42303 … herb society


Baltimore Herb Club ....From growing to gathering, from cooking to crafting, join us and explore the wonderful world of herbs.

Maryland Greenhouse Grower's Association ... promotes the general interest of growers of greenhouse crops, ornamental crops and cut flowers in Maryland and the surrounding states.

The Maryland Herb Association ... 14119 A Peddicord Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771; 301-829-1478 … an organization for herb growers and marketers who are interested in promoting the herb industry in Maryland … it is a dynamic commodity group whose members are involved in growing, processing, and/or marketing fresh and dried herbs and herb plants … their interests include herb cultivation and propagation; medicinal and culinary uses of herbs; herbal fragrances; and other value added herbal products … they market wholesale and/or retail … the purpose of the Association is to provide its members with contacts, sources, and information with regard to herbs and related products; to provide support for new and established businesses; and to educate the public at large about herbs and their uses.


Great Lakes Herb Business Association ... Trade Association for herb businesses in the Great Lake States and Provinces.

Herb Community Council ... Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and serving southern Michigan, (PO Box 3599, Ann Arbor, Mi  48106, phone 734-769-7794; email: gaiacenter@sbcglobal.net).  HCC welcomes all practitioners, friends of the plants, herbalists, medicine makers, students, healers, gardeners, growers.  We explore any and all social, political, community, and image issues , and seek to preserve and support the continued right to study and practice herbalism in traditional, holistic ways, as well as supporting the public in their right to choose non medical methods of healing and well being.


Herbal Potpourri ... Wendy Elkinton at wefolke@hotmail.com or call/fax: 417-345-4465 ... An Herbal Potpourri meets on the second Tuesday at 10 am to study herbs and fellowship.  Our members come from Marshfield, Elkland, Buffalo, Urbana and surrounding areas.  We usually have a program to learn some form of herb crafting and have members that represent all aspects of herbalism.  We espouse natural, organic, heirloom, seed saving techniques of planting and enjoy walking each others gardens. 

New York

New York State Farmers Direct Marketing Association ... promotes direct marketing in New York State and will improve your business profitability through education and communication of marketing ideas among members and with others interested in direct marketing of NYS farm products directly to consumers.

New York State Vegetable Growers Association ... Jean Warholic, PO Box 4256, Ithaca, NY 14852-4256; 607-539-7648; FAX: 607-539-3150 ... trade association with monthly newsletter ($40/yr) Annual conference.

Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York ... Not-for-profit membership association for organic farming and gardening education. Organic certification program, newsletter, educational conferences, workshops, farm tours.

North Carolina

North Carolina Herb Association ... NCHA membership is open to anyone interested in herbs, whether as a commercial grower or as a hobbyist.  NCHA works with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture to present herb  festivals at the state's farmers' markets.  We have two meetings a year with great herbal speakers and hands-on workshops. The Winter Conference is at a different location each season to allow members a chance to visit all parts of the state of North Carolina.  The Wild Herb Weekend is held the last weekend of July each year at the Valle Crucis Conference in scenic Valle Crucis, North Carolina, and has been called "summer camp for grown-ups".  NCHA also produces a quarterly newsletter.  Yearly membership is $25.00 for individuals or families,  and $35.00 for businesses or organizations. 

North Carolina Natural Products Association ... A non-profit education and research organization supporting North Carolina’s natural products community. 



Black Swamp Herb Society ... c/o Wood County Historical Center, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402 ... located on the grounds of the Wood County Historical Society in Wood County, Ohio. We maintain four traditional herb gardens, a garden dedicated to native Oak-Savannah plants, a butterfly garden and many roses.  Our mission is to bring together persons interested in herbs; to further the knowledge and use of herbs among the members; to make that knowledge and its application available beyond the society. Contact is made through e-mail - fbrent@wcnet.org  or calling The Wood County Historical Society 419-352-0967.

The Johnny Appleseed Herb Guild ... 710 Frazier Road, Caldwell, OH 43724 … herb study group.

Kingwood Herb Society ... their goal is to promote knowledge and interest in herbs, their history, cultivation, and uses through speakers, trips, tours, and the exchange of seeds, plants, ideas and information ... meetings the first Thursday of each month at 7:30p in the Meeting Hall of Kingwood Center.

Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association ... non-profit founded in 1979 ... broad-based membership association of farmers, gardeners and consumers working together to promote sustainable and healthful agriculture in Ohio and elsewhere ... supporting wider study and adoption of resource-conserving farm and garden practices, preservation of family farms, the use of appropriate technology, greater regional food self-reliance, and the wise development of our rural and urban landscape ... administers Ohio's Organic Certification program 

Ohio Florists' Association ... trade association and sponsors of the Ohio International Floral Short Course ... newsletter.


Oklahoma Herb Growers & Marketers ... PO Box 700991, Tulsa, OK 74170; Howard Leleux; 981-481-0464 … regional trade association … dues: commercial--$20, hobby gardeners---$10 … SASE for brochure.


Piccadilly Herb Club ... 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238; 412-487-2343 ... garden open to public ... mail/phone orders ... cookbook available.

Pocono Herb Club ... located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania ... meets the last Thursday of each month at the Quiet Valley Educational Center in Stroudsburg, PA ... for more information troia@itscomp.com

Seven Sister's Herb Guild ... formed in February 1997 by Stephanie Distler of Sweet Posie Herbary, 300 Mill Street, Johnsonburg, PA 15845-1506 ... mission statement is "to learn for ourselves so we can then teach the public the medicinal, culinary, decorative, and culture of herbs" ... contact: swposie@ncentral.com; 1-888-SW-POSIE.


Rhode Island

Ocean State Herbal Association O-SHA, the Ocean State Herbal Association, is an organization designed to support and educate our members and the community about the uses and benefits of medicinal plants and the healing arts in a creative and sacred way.  We are a network of Rhode Islanders from all modalities of holistic health, wellness, and lifestyles, who share a love of the healing plants. Our aim is to provide Rhode Island and the surrounding area wiht a central network of resources, practitioners and other professionals dedicated to the promotion and conservation of the Green World,    Monthly meetings are held the last Thursday of the month from 7:00 - 9:00pm at The Herb Wyfe Holisitc Health Center in Wickford, RI. 



Austin Herb Society ... A nonprofit herb group meeting since 1983 at Zilker Botanical Gardens, Austin, TX.  Annual herb festival in October.

Central Texas Herb Society ... Hickory Hill Herbs, 307 West Avenue East, Lampasas, TX 76550-1821; 512-556-8801 ... meeting are the third Saturday of each month at 1:30p.

Greater Fort Worth Herb Society ... PO Box 9285, Fort Worth, TX 76147; 817-282-3353.

San Antonio Herb Society ... c/o San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 North New Braunfels, San Antonio, TX 78209 ... publishes newsletter ... cookbook available.

The Herb Association of Texas ... HAT is a dynamic and growing Herb Association in Texas. Whether you need to find a wholesaler specializing in herbs and herbal products to help stock your retail shop, a nursery near you with a good selection of herbs and knowledgeable staff, learn about starting a herb business or simply learn more about the herbs your grow and use in your kitchen or crafts, this is your source. 

Texoma Herb & Old Rose Society
 ... Meets last Sat. of each month at the Grayson County Courthouse in
Sherman, Texas.


Vermont Herb Growers Association ... 2559 Eagle Peak Rd., W. Brookfield, VT 05060; email: larrytho@together.net VHGA is a trade network of growers, manufacturers and buyers dedicated to enhancing the art and science of herbalism through education and marketing.



Virginia Native Plant Society ... PO Box 844, Annandale, VA 22003.

Virginia Urban Forest Council ... 

Virginia Wildflower Preservation Society ... PO Box 844, Annandale, VA 22003.


Klickitat Herbalist Guild ... Joy Olson, PO Box 196, Husum, WA 98623 ... a Columbia River Gorge (60 miles east of Portland, OR) group that offers educational and social programs based on whole medicinal herbs ... newsletter $10.00.

Specialty Nursery Association of Clark County ... PO Box 65157, Vancouver, WA 98665-0006 ... an independent organization of specialty nurseries established in 1989 with the assistance of the Washington State University Cooperative Extension.

West Virginia

Mountain State Organic Growers & Buyers Association (MSOGBA) ... c/o Marin Harless, RR 1 Box 3, Kerens, WV 26276-9708; 304-636-5505; FAX: 304-636-8364. State certifying agency for organic producers in West Virginia; workshops at annual meeting; occasional workshops; farm tours; bimonthly newsletter - The Organic Harvester,  $20 dues, 11th year.

West Virginia Herb Association ... Rt 1 Box 263-SS, Weston, WV 26452 … herb networking organization open to both herb businesses and individuals with an active interest in herbs … dues $20 annually … several one day workshops yearly, newsletter and annual conference


Madison Herb Society ... in the 1970's a small group of herb enthusiasts developed the herb garden at Olbrich Botanical Center ... from this beginning, the Madison Herb Society has grown into a non-profit organization which serves to educate its members and the community about the culture and use of herbs ... the Society maintains the herb garden at Olbrich Botanical Center in Madison, WI; sponsors the annual Herb Fair at Olbrich in October, and publishes a bi-monthly newsletter ... monthly activities where the uses, cultivation and history of herbs are explored; are open to non-members for a nominal fee.