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Alabama

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


Arizona

Arizona Herb Association ...  ... regional herb association  ... monthly newsletter, public demonstration gardens at the Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix and at the Maricopa County Extension, and topical speakers at monthly meetings ... 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. 


Arkansas

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


California

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


Colorado

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 Initiative
... 


Delaware


Florida

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

 


Hawaii


Illinois

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 ...


Indiana

Herb Society of Central Indiana

Jasper County Herb Society

Wabash Valley Herb Society ...


Kansas

Great Plains Herb Growers Association ...


Kentucky


Maryland

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.


Michigan

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.


Missouri

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. 

 


Ohio

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 

 


Oklahoma

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.


Pennsylvania

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

 

 


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. 

 


Texas

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

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

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

Virginia Urban Forest Council ... 

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


Washington

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


Wisconsin

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.

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