"For Use and For Delight" - John Parkinson
Artemisia is HSA's Herb of the Year for 2014
Asclepias variegate is HSA’s Notable Native Herb
Read more about these and other herbs at www.herbsociety.org
The Herb Society of America
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.
"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."
Welcome to HSA-RMU
The Herb Society of America, Rocky Mountain Unit (HSA-RMU) is located in Denver, Colorado, founded in 1997, 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 Wednesday 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.
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.
Contact: www.hsarmu.yolasite.com or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
"The herb garden in autumn has a special charm. Now that the competition of surrounding flower gardens is banished by frost, the calm beauty of massed plantings of greens and grays is seen at its best. Now is the time to appreciate leaf formation, texture, and the distinctive growth that marks a green garden from contemplation, a place where delightful odors, pungent, sweet, and heady, carry us back the remarkable way that only odors can do."
"My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece."
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.
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.