"For Use and For Delight"  -  John Parkinson

International Herb Association Herb of the Year 2019
  
Anise Hyssop Agastache spp. 

HSA's Notable Native Herb for 2020
  
Hamamelis virginiana L., Witch hazel

HSA’s Notable Native Herb for 2020
  Claytonia virginica L., Spring beauty


Read more about these and other herbs at www.herbsociety.org

The Herb Society of America

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.

The Herb Society of America (HSA) was founded in 1933 for the purpose of expanding the knowledge of herbs and their uses.  The motto of HSA "For Use and Delight" is taken from the 17th century herbalist, John Parkinson.

HSA is an educational organization dedicated to learning about the cultivation of herbs, the study of their history and their uses both past and present.  HSA offers many educational opportunities at district gatherings and annual national education conferences.  The Society has a large borrowing library and website with educational material and publishes a quarterly newsletter and The Herbarist, which is an annual journal that blends scholarly and popular articles from authors who are experts on current herbal topics.  Members can participate in seed exchanges, have access to members only sites on the HSA website, participate in the American Horticultural Society's (AHS) Reciprocal Garden Admission Program plus many other benefits.  Check the website for more information at www.herbsociety.org.

                             


UNIT MEETINGS:  Guests/public are welcome to most meetings.  May require an RSVP and fee.

November 21, 2020, Saturday, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Program:  "Holiday Party"
Location:  Virtual - Zoom

December 2020, No Meeting  

January 16, 2021, Saturday, 9:30am-12:00pm
Program:  TBD
Location:  Virtual - GoToMeeting
               or Kirk of Bonnie Brae Church
               1201 S. Steele St., Denver

February 20, 2021, Saturday, 9:30am-12:00pm
Program:  "Tea Party"
Location:  
Virtual - GoToMeeting

March 20, 2021, Saturday, 9:30am-12:00pm
Program:  TBD
Location:  Virtual - GoToMeeting
               or Kirk of Bonnie Brae Church
               1201 S. Steele St., Denver

April 17, 2021, Saturday, 9:30am-12:00pm

Program: "Water-Wise Plants with References to Herbs"
               by Debi Borden-Miller of DBM Horticulture
Location:  Virtual - GoToMeeting
               or Kirk of Bonnie Brae Church
               1201 S. Steele St., Denver

May 15, 2021, Saturday, 9:30am-12:00pm
Program:  TBD
Location:  Virtual - GoToMeeting
               or Kirk of Bonnie Brae Church
               1201 S. Steele St., Denver

June 19, 2021, Saturday, 9:30am-12:00pm
Program:  TBD
Location:  Virtual - GoToMeeting
               or Kirk of Bonnie Brae Church
               1201 S. Steele St., Denver


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HERB STUDY GROUP:

December 7, 2020, Monday, Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
Herb:  Ethiopian Herbs
Location:  Virtual - GoToMeeting

January 4, 2021, Monday, Time: 10:30am-12:00pm 
Herb:  TBD 
Location: Virtual - GoToMeeting

February 1, 2021, Monday, Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
Herb:  TBD
Location:  Virtual - GoToMeeting

March 1, 2021, Monday, Time: 10:30am-12:00pm

Herb:  TBD
Location:  Virtual - GoToMeeting

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STEERING COMMITTEE:  (Members only)

January 13, 2021, Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Location:  Virtual - GoToMeeting

April 14, 2021, Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Location:  Virtual - GoToMeeting
               
or Hudson Gardens, Administrative Bldg, 
               6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO


(See the "Activities and Information" page for more dates.)

"Herbs are defined as plants (trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, biennials or annuals) valued historically, presently, or potentially for their flavor, fragrance, medicinal qualities, insecticidal qualities, economic or industrial use, or in the case of dyes, for the coloring material they provide."
       - Holly Shimizu, Executive Director of the U.S. Botanic Garden since 2000, 
          
First Curator of the National Herb Garden at The United States National
          Arboretum 1980-1988

Welcome to HSA-RMU

The Herb Society of America, Rocky Mountain Unit (HSA-RMU) is located in Denver, Colorado, founded in 1996, and works on a volunteer basis.  It was organized to further the knowledge and use of herbs and to share this interest with the greater community.  The Unit usually meets the third Saturday of each month.  It consists of amateur growers of all areas of expertise and experience, from beginners to advanced herbalists, educators, garden designers, researchers, authors and others.  Each one is dedicated in some way to the world of herbs and shares that dedication with great enthusiasm.  The Unit is located in a climate where gardening can be challenging and valuable information is shared at our gatherings. 

At each Unit meeting the program addresses some aspect of herbs, such as taxonomy, culinary, landscape, craft uses of herbs, or a wide variety of other subjects.
  Field trips, potlucks, themed tea parties and garden tours are some of the additional activities available to members.  Committees provide even more venues for sharing and learning about herbs.  Interested members meet in sub-groups to study herbs and their uses such as culinary, personal care, medicinal, garden and herbal crafts.

The Unit co-hosts an annual plant sale in May in addition to maintaining an herb demonstration garden at The Hudson Gardens in Littleton.

The Rocky Mountain Unit is one of 46 units of The Herb Society of America located in seven regional membership districts.  Local units are autonomous groups.  HSA-RMU is located in the West District.

Website: www.hsarmu.yolasite.com    E-mail: hsarmu@yahoo.com

The Hudson Gardens

HSA-RMU maintains a beautiful herb garden at The Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Colorado, which is open to the public year-round.  The various herb themes explored at The Hudson Gardens demonstrates the most popular and easily maintained herbs for the Colorado climate.  The collection includes tea herbs, medicinal herbs, native herbs, potpourri herbs, culinary herbs, and thymes and edible flowers.

Contact: www.hudsongardens.org

O'Toole's Garden Center 

...is a major supporter of the Rocky Mountain Unit. 
Our sincere thanks to Chris for his endless generosity
through the years. 

O'Toole's is located at 5201 S. Federal, Littleton.  


"My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece."

                                                        - Claude Monet

 
Herb Demonstration Garden, The Hudson Gardens
  6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO
  HSA-RMU maintains the demonstration herb garden at The Hudson Gardens.
    Located next to the Vegetable Garden.
  General daily admission to The Gardens is free for most
    visitors!  Exceptions apply, for details see:
   
http://hudsongardens.org/content/pricing.php

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 Come see the new additions to the garden!


"Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle...
a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining
to unfurl.  And the anticipation nurtures our dreams."
                                                                                              -  Barbara Winkler
                                                                                     

CANCELLED

THANKS to all our valued customers.
See you again next year!

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The Herb Society of America, Rocky Mountain Unit and
Front Range Organic Gardeners  (FROG)   
19th Annual Plant Sale
of Organic Garden Plants
May 16, 2020
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St. John's Lutheran Church
700 S. Franklin Street, Denver
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Rain or Shine
CA$H only.  50+ varieties of herbs, tomatoes
and vegetables plus select annuals and perennials,
all ORGANIC, mostly heirloom.

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Last year there were 109 species and varieties of herbs,
for a total of over 1,300 herb plants.  Also, there were  
97 plants of 17 species of landscape plants and vegetables.


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For more Information
Website: 
www.gardenfrog.org
 E-mail:  
frog.plant.sale@gmail.com


 "In the Spring, at the end of the day,
you should smell like dirt."

                                                                  -  Margaret Atwood

Join Us

Whether you are a lifetime gardener or new to the world of herbs, we invite you to join us.  We welcome new ideas and value enthusiasm from members and volunteers, new and old.


Medicinal Disclaimer:
It is the policy of The Herb Society of America not to advise or recommend herbs for medicinal or health use.  This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered as a recommendation or an endorsement of any particular medical or health treatment.