“The love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies, but always grows and grows to an enduring and ever-increasing source of happiness.”
        - Gertrude Jekyll

Join a wide network of herb enthusiasts.  Whether you are just beginning to learn about herbs or interested in scholarly research, you will find a connection with members of The Herb Society of America, Rocky Mountain Unit (HSA-RMU).  Membership is open to anyone who is interested in herbs and the purpose of the organization.

HSA-RMU is a volunteer organization which relies on its members to volunteer their time and expertise to actively support the Unit’s programs and projects.  Joining HSA-RMU includes a membership to the national organization, The Herb Society of America, where you will enjoy benefits such as discounts on herb and garden books, magazines and merchandise, access to HSA educational programs and library, and subscriptions to The Herbarist and the HSA Newsletter.  Members can participate in seed exchanges, have access to members only sites on the HSA website, and participate in the American Horticultural Society's (AHS) Reciprocal Garden Admission Program. 

Join us at our next meeting!  HSA-RMU meets in various public locations (visitors are welcome) and private locations (members only).  See the "Activities and Information" page for a calendar of events.  Inquiries should be sent to hsarmu@yahoo.com.  Visitors may attend three meetings before they are required to join.  Unless otherwise indicated, meetings are free.

Annual dues per year (July 1 to June 30):  
$60 for Individual  
  ($5 for RMU and $55 for HSA.  Of the HSA dues, $42.50 is 
  tax deductible.)  Dues are prorated from when you join.
  Request a membership application at hsarmu@yahoo.com.

HSA-RMU Membership Application Form 
  Submit request by e-mail for an application to:

The Herb Society of America 
  9019 Kirtland Chardon Rd., Kirtland, Ohio 44094
  440.256.0514 (Office)  440.256.0541 (Fax)


Chrysalis Herbs

Colorado Aromatics

Colorado Gardener

Colorado State University Extension

Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Urban Gardens

Front Range Organic Gardeners (FROG)

The Hudson Gardens

Women With Wings


Herb Society of America, Rocky Mountain Unit
“Celebrating 20 Years in 2016”


Join The Herb Society of America, Rocky Mountain Unit (HSA-RMU) and enjoy these benefits.

American Horticulture Society (AHS) Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP)
Complimentary or reduced admission fees to public gardens and arboreta associated with the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP) throughout North America and the Cayman Islands.  Admission is for two people.
Gardens within 300 miles of Denver: 
Denver Botanic Gardens, 909 York Street, Denver, CO
     DBG at Chatfield, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO  80128
     DBG at
Mount Goliath, (tours) a mountain peak section of the Mount Evans area within the Arapaho National Forest.  Membership does not allow free
          access to the U.S. Forest Service Mount Evans Recreation Area.
The Hudson Gardens & Event Center, 615 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton CO
The Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue, Ft. Collins, CO
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, 530 S. Frontage Road, Vail, CO
Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Avenue, Grand Junction, CO
Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, 710 S. Lions Park Drive, Cheyenne, WY
Santa Fe Botanical Gardens, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM

     The Herb Society of America (HSA) was founded in 1933 for the purpose of furthering the knowledge and use of herbs, and for contributing the results of the experience and research of its members to the records of horticulture, science and the related arts.  It is a non-discriminatory organization incorporated in Ohio as non-profit and tax-exempt (IRS Code Section 501(c)(3)).  The motto of The Society, "For Use and For Delight," is taken from the 17th century herbalist, John Parkinson.
Website:  http://www.herbsociety.org/
 -10% discount on purchases made at Richters Herbs
15% discount on purchases from Growers Exchange
20% discount on Herbal Academy of New England online Introductory and Intermediate Herbal Course
10% discount on The Science and Art of Herbalism Home Study Course
10% discount on Garden Gallery purchases
Complimentary or reduced admission fees to public gardens and arboreta associated with the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP) (see above for Colorado’s AHS RAP gardens)
Printed 2015 brochures are available from HSA for $1.50 each including postage contact
membership@herbsociety.org to order 
Symposia and tour discounts, including the Educational Conference and Annual Meeting of Members featuring tours, workshops, and lectures.
Additional benefits for Business Members
Special rates for vendor space at the Educational Conference and Annual Meeting of Members
Special rates for vendor space at the business's district symposium/gatherings, if vendor space is available at the symposium.
Business member directory on HSA Website organized by location and including a 400 word description of the business.
Link to business website included in the business member directory
Posting of business events on the HSA Website in the Calendar of Events
Discounted advertising rates in The Herbarist
Opportunities to be featured in the HSA e-newsletters, Herbal Bytes
Information Resources
Annual Meeting & More!
HSA Profiles & Guides
Library borrowing privileges
Promising Plants
Access electronic copies of District & Unit Newsletters (Members Only)
Networking opportunities in an organization of herb enthusiasts including authors, lecturers, researchers, business people, and avid gardeners
Membership directory
Members Only section of the HSA website (includes message board, announcements, unit and district online newsletters, and more)
 -Subscription to The Herbarist journal
Quarterly members' national newsletter
District newsletters

Celebrating 20 Years 2016! 

                  We celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2016.  The Rocky Mountain Unit was formed by several 
            serious "herbies" who recognized the need for an herb organization in Denver and the rest is history.  Through
            the years, the Unit has provided programs and education, planted and maintained herb gardens, participated
            in herb fairs and plant sales, and hosted national herb conventions.  The membership is diverse, from the
            beginning gardener to the master gardener, students and teachers, homemakers and business owners.  Twenty
            years of developing friendships and having fun!

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.