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herbs for spring equinox

Herbs for Spring Equinox

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…

WRHS Members at Loganberry Books

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…

Green Bridges

Green Bridges

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

Herb for St. Brigid's Day

Herbs for St. Brigid’s Eve

“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…


Ramps: Sleek, Leeky Wild Child

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…