The Western Reserve Herb Society (WRHS), a non-profit organization, is a unit of The Herb Society of America. WRHS is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and public outreach.

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  Please join us on September 19th for a brief, but informative talk on Luscious Lemon-Scented Herbs by Kate Williams and Lynne Griffin. Talk will be held in the Western Reserve Herb Garden (meet on The Terrace) at 11:00 AM weather permitting.   For a downloadable flyer of all the talks, please click on the link: 2019 Herb Talks on the Terrace    
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Please join us on August 15th for a brief, but informative talk on Sensational Scented Geraniums (pelargonium) by Kathleen Gips. Talk will be held in the Western Reserve Herb Garden (meet at Terrace) at 11:00 AM weather permitting.  
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  The members of the Western Reserve Herb Society cordially invite the public to a free educational program on July 17th at 11:00 AM: The Secrets of Saffron by Herbalist, Susan Liechty  Saffron is the most expensive and elusive spice in the world.  Learn the secrets, history, uses and how to grow this amazing spice. Current research based information provided by the University of Vermont continued study on Growing Saffron in the USA as a secondary crop will also be shared. Recipes and handouts provided.  About our speaker: Susan Liechty is a self-taught herbalist and certified Advanced Master Gardener living in Delaware,...
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Throughout the month of June, the WRHS is pleased to help celebrate the Cleveland Botanical Garden's Hershey Children's Garden's 20th Anniversary.  Each Tuesday, some of our members will demonstrate different crafts that the children visiting this garden can participate in: June 4th-Fragrant Sack Necklaces from 10 AM-11 AM June 11th-"Herby" Playdough from 10 AM-11 AM June 18th-Twig Wreaths from 10 AM-11 AM June 25th-Herbal Tea Party from 10 AM- 11 AM
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On May 15, 2019, members of the WRHS and distinguished guests came together to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the WRHS Herb Garden in its current location at Cleveland Botanical Garden. The day was the culmination of a labor of love by the 50th Anniversary Committee and paid celebration to all the past and present gardeners who designed and have maintained the garden from its beginnings to the present.  We were thrilled to be joined by our Honorary members, Mr. Alex Lackey, who represented the Mayor of Cleveland; Ms. Jill Kosky, President & CEO of Holden Forest and Gardens; Ms....
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Herbs for Spring Equinox April 9, 2019
The great wheel of the year turns and faster than you can say “March hare,” the spring equinox or Vernal Equinox is upon us. True to the prose, March would appear to be coming in like a lion and out like a lamb, and none too soon for us Northerners. The first day of spring is a time to celebrate our rebirth and renewal, the soil is beginning to warm and flowers are emerging. Read full article here.
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Recently, members of the Western Reserve Herb Society met at a Loganberry Books, a local independent bookstore, for a "Book Club". We discussed several of our favorite gardening/herb books and created a Members' Recommendation list to share with out Unit. Our group has done something similar in years past and we hope to do one again in the near future. WRHS Member's Favorite Gardening Books
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Green Bridges March 6, 2019
The Western Reserve Herb Society garden is proud to have become Greenbridges Certified! To be Greenbridges Certified means eliminating pesticide use, encouraging wildlife by providing water and shelter and choosing plants attractive to native pollinators. To learn more about how you can certify your garden please contact the Herb Society of America at https://www.herbsociety.org/
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The Western Reserve Herb Society proudly presents our 50th Anniversary Commemorative Posy Pin. Handcrafted of Sterling Silver and Made in America by Hand & Hammer Silversmiths. Contact: inquiries@westernreserveherbsociety.org
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Herbs for St. Brigid’s Eve September 19, 2018
“You may know the 1st of February as Imbolc, St. Brigid’s Day or Candlemas. St. Brigid of Kildare and her twin sister, the Goddess Brigid of Eire are said to breathe the first signs of light and life into the earth after the long cold drought of winter and with their touch, slowly the earth begins to awaken. Imbolc is the feast that celebrates new beginnings, the emergence of buried energies and intense focus…all three of which are needed for a seed or shoot to break through the earth’s crust and emerge as a flower.” Read the full article here.
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Ramps: Sleek, Leeky Wild Child September 6, 2018
Listen, children, and I will tell you how an onion by another name gave us the name of the city of Chicago. The onion in question, Allium tricoccum — also known as ramps, spring onion, ramson, wild leek and wild garlic — is an eastern North American native with an extensive roster of European and Asian cousins. Read the full article here.
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