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The New England Unit
of The Herb Society of America
This page was last updated on: April 11, 2015
The New England Unit is the founding unit of The Herb Society of America. In 1933, seven women formed an educational society dedicated to the study and use of herbs. The Society has grown from one unit to 45, and from the initial seven members to more than 2,400 members in the United States, Canada and other countries. The New England Unit has approximately eighty members, living mostly in Massachusetts.
The New England Unit maintains a Teaching Herb Garden at Elm Bank (home of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society) in Wellesley, MA. Please come and visit the garden!
Throughout the year, the New England Unit holds educational symposia, meetings and workshops on herbal topics. These are held at Elm Bank, as well as other locations. Our meetings are generally held during the day, during the week, to accommodate the distances members travel.
We hold an annual Herb Plant Sale at Elm Bank in Wellesley, MA. Our plant sale was traditionally held the day before Mother's Day (in early May), but we're doing something a little different this year. Our plant sale will be held on May 16 in conjunction with Mass Hort's Gardener's Fair, and will include garden tours and activities for the kids! Sign up by March 10 to get a post card reminder for our 2015 herb plant sale, by filling out this form.
If you have a sincere interest in herbs, and feel you can actively participate in the activities of the Unit, consider joining us. This is a volunteer organization which relies on its members for help and support. The membership application form is available here: About Us/Membership.
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.
The New England Unit (NEU) of The Herb Society of America (HSA) 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.