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Alternative Health Professionals Association ... PO Box P, Aiken, SC 29802; 803-278-1002; email: phoenixe@phoenix.net The Alternative Health Professionals Association is dedicated to integrating the currently recognized traditional methodology and all complementary practices in a wholistic approach to healing ... AHPA recognizes that ultimately all healing is self-healing ... dedicated to helping all individuals in creating and maintaining, a strong and balanced physical body, a strong discerning mind that utilizes it's creative, intuitive and cognitive abilities and an enlightened spirit ... purpose is to inform the public of all possible alternative (complementary) options to enable each individual to become an active participate in their own health care ... supports each individual's right to decide which is correct for them ... encourages all health care practitioners to share their experiences, research, discoveries, success and challenges through their newsletter, workshops, speaker's bureau and conferences ... supports the concept that to have true health in today's life-styles, we must integrate body/mind/spirit by embracing ALL modalities, whether recognized by the mainstream medical community or not 

American Herb Association ... Your membership to the American Herb Association includes the 20 page AHA Quarterly, which is packed with current information on medicinal herbs. Written by herbalists about herbs, it includes summaries of new scientific reports, book reviews, networking information, in-depth reports, controversies, legal concerns and letters and commentaries between the nation's leading herbalists. The staff includes herbalists Kathi Keville, Amanda McQuade Crawford, Mindy Green and David Hoffmann. The AHA offers AHA Directory of Herbal Education (40 sources) $3.50pp; AHA Directory of Mail-Order Medicinal Herb Products $4pp; AHA membership is $20. 

Arizona Herb Association ... President, PO Box 63101, Phoenix, AZ 85082; carole@viewdesigns.com ... regional herb association with over 150 members ... monthly newsletter, public demonstration gardens at the Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix and at the Maricopa County Extension, and topical speakers at monthly meetings (the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00p - send email for location) ... plus special events (cook-off for members in December) and educational sessions ... a culinary mini group that meets once a month in a member's home preparing foods based on that month's theme, a cosmetic mini group that prepares herbal cosmetics as fund raisers, a craft group and an horticulture group 

Black Swamp Herb Society, c/o Wood County Historical Center, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402; The Black Swamp Herb Society is located on the grounds of the Wood County
Historical Society in Wood County, Ohio. We maintain four traditional herb gardens, a garden dedicated to native Oak-Savannah plants, a butterfly garden and many roses.  Our mission is to bring together persons interested in herbs; to further the knowledge and use of herbs among the members; to make that knowledge and its application available beyond the society. Contact is made through e-mail - fbrent@wcnet.org  or calling The Wood County Historical Society at 419-352-0967.

Canadian Herb Society ... c/o Audrey Ostrom, VanDusen Botanical Gardens, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1, Canada; 604-224-0457; FAX: 604-222-9613; email: info@herbsociety.ca A national non-profit association founded to provide accurate information, education, networking and representation for all those with an interest in herbs ... offers an organizational umbrella for the special interests of herb enthusiasts and a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas ... the society's mission is to share knowledge and promote the cultivation, use and enjoyment of herbs ... membership benefits include: quarterly journal, website, membership and resource directories, educational workshops, conferences, meetings and other events  

Easter Seals

Easter Seals of CT

Evening Herb Society of The Palm Beaches ... PO Box 17318, West Palm Beach, FL 33416; 561-835-6724 ... meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7:30p in Mounts Botanical Garden's Auditorium, 531 North Military Trail (between Southern and Belvedere), West Palm Beach ... membership is $15/year for an individual or couple 

Gardens Alive!
Phone: 812-537-8650 Fax 812-537-5108
5100 Schenley Place, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Mail order site specializing in the sale of organic gardening products including beneficial insects and fertilizers. Their motto: Environmentally responsible products that work!

Garden Web ... for the discussion of both the growing and the culinary uses of herbs 

Greater Fort Worth Herb Society... PO Box 9285, Fort Worth, TX 76147; 817-282-3353

Herb Society of America ... dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community ... seed exchange ... slide rental available 

Herb Society of Central Florida  ... PO Box 11183, Orlando, FL 32803; 407-896-3203 or 800-978-HERB (4372) ... herb study group meets first Monday of each month at 7:00p at Leu Botanical Gardens, 1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL ... wonderful cookbook with over 450 recipes priced at $18.00 plus $3.00s/h ... orders can be placed over the 800# ... proceeds from the book go to endow a full scholarship in horticulture at their local community college 

Herb Society of Southwestern Virginia ... Mary Johnson, President, P.O. Box 77, Salem, VA 24153; cathyme@roanoke.infi.net ... founded in 1984 … meets 4th Thursday of each month at 7pm at Christ Lutheran Church … membership $15 yr … monthly newsletter - Sage Advice

HerbWeb A searchable database of 28,000 herbal monographs, detailing indigenous uses of medicinal plants worldwide.

Illinois Herb Association ... c/o Lowell Lenschow, 1701 Towanda Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61701; 309-557-2107; FAX: 309-557-3729 … a non-profit organization whose purpose is to: promote and develop new and expanded markets for herbs and herbal products; further the knowledge and safe use of herbs and herbal products; bring together for cooperation and coordination all persons interested in the production & utilization of herbs; collect and disseminate the best available information relating to the herb industry … $40 per year dues

Northeast Herbal Association ... Ann Hort, Secretary, PO Box 10, Newport, NY 13416; neha@jeansgreens.com … an association devoted to networking and education within the growing herbal community of the Northeast US ... publishes a stimulating and informative newsletter three times a year and holds a members-only meeting in November of each year ... their Directory, which is free to their over 300 members, is a very valuable reference tool 

Perennial Plant Association ... A professional trade association dedicated to improving the perennial plant industry by providing education to enhance the production, promotion and utilization of perennial plants. 

Pikes Peak Herb Association Sharon Schulman, BS, Director, PO Box 25764, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80936, 719-533-0707, email: herbs@pcisys.net Founded in 1986, and operating thru membership, the Pikes Peak Herb Association is an educational organization dedicating its efforts to expanding the public's awareness about herbs by providing lectures, workshops, and study groups increasing the use of herbs and herbal products for medicinal home remedies, culinary, craft, and horticulture. This exposure is directed to both the lay person as well as the professional. Herbal knowledge has been passed down through the centuries and their usage in the service of mankind has been recorded throughout history. The present herbal renaissance is devoted to restoring this lost heritage, and the Pikes Peak Herb Association is dedicated to reclaiming and promoting this usage to common practice. Professional interest in traditional herbal medicine is also expanding and clinical research is a significant part of providing validation for traditional usage of plants. Thru its networking abilities, the Pikes Peak Herb Assn. presents reliable information to the public to help emphasize informed decision making while working cooperatively with orthodox and holistic disciplines. The PPHA's membership is made up of various individuals and businesses interested in and involved in some phase of herbalism. By becoming a member you will assist in the continuance of educational services to yourself and the public. As the group grows, so will the usage and knowledge of herbs. If you are ever in God's country, give a call, perhaps we can have a cup of peppermint tea while we gaze at the mountains in wonderment of our great life. Herbally, Sharon

Radical Weeds is Christie V. Sarles and Jillian VanNostrand's writing and publishing partnership, formed in 1995 with a simple agenda for the Garden Remedy Series: "We want a working garden in everyone's life before the FDA regulates herbs right out from under us. We want natural, safe alternatives to hormonal supplements derived from things like horse urine, and alternatives to synthetic anti-depressants with lasting side effects, and alternatives to antibiotics that can no longer effectively treat drug-resistant bacteria. We strive to see people empowered in personal health care. And we want to pass along what we've learned in our weedy gardens over many seasons -- the power of cultivating wellbeing right in your own backyard." A portion of every Radical Weeds book sale supports Green programs that promote sustainable living. These include the Hannah Hill Nature Preserve, United Plant Savers, Women's Health & Herbal Resource Center and the Northeast Herbal Association.

Southern California Unit of the Herb Society of America ... meets once a month to increase members' knowledge of herbs through the presentation of a speaker or visit to a local site ... in addition, they participate at local gardening events and herb festivals ... meetings are held at the LA County Arboretum located at 301 N. Baldwin Avenue in Arcadia ... all meetings start at 10:00a on the fourth Saturday of the month and are free to the public ... although our meetings are free, they encourage those interested to join 

The Herb Garden ... herbal information and links 

The Herb Society ... The Secretary, Deddington Hill Farm, Warmington, Banbury OX17 1XB UK; 44-1295-692900; FAX: 44-1295-692004; email: email@herbsociety.co.uk an educational charity, registered in the UK, with members worldwide ... it encourages interest in all aspects of herbs -- gardening & design, culinary, conservation, folklore & history, crafts, and herbal medicine ... it is dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge about the healing properties of herbs and their use in the community and the support of further research into the healing property of herbs ... membership includes 4 issues of Herbs and the members' newsletter Herbarium, as well as reduced rates for Herb Society events and discounts at participating nurseries and herb gardens ... Herb Society Online is a cyber monthly with articles, herbal remedy recipes, and future events 

Unitea Herbs 1-800-UNITEAS (1-800-864-8327) Offers herbal blends in many natural food stores across the country. Call 303-443-1248 for the location nearest you.

Vermont Herb Growers Association....2559 Eagle Peak Rd., W. Brookfield, VT 05060; email: larrytho@together.net VHGA is a trade network of growers, manufacturers and buyers dedicated to enhancing the art and science of herbalism through education and marketing. 

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