Olbrich Botanical Gardens’ Indigenous Garden

by Erin Presley, Olbrich Botanical Gardens Horticulturist Especially in Olbrich’s Herb Garden, it’s vitally important that we grow, show, and...

The Least I Can Say about Texas’ Native Bees

by Vicki Blachman, South Central District Member at Large There are over 20,000 bee species in the world.  Of those,...

Herb of the Month – Lemon Balm – Medicine for the Plague and the Blues

by Karen Cottingham Lemon balm, that delightfully lemony herb, has been used medicinally for centuries. The many beneficial properties of...

Herbs with Anise-, Fennel-, and Licorice-Like Flavors

by Susan Belsinger Anise (Pimpinella anisum) Parts used: leaves and flowers; mainly seeds Chemistry: primarily (E)-anethole; germacrene D, beta-bisabolene and...

HSA Webinar: Breeding Better Herbs

by Peggy Riccio

HSA Webinar: Female Poisoners

by  Sarah Penner Sherlock Holmes said it best in the 1945 movie, Pursuit to Algiers: “Poison is a woman’s weapon.”...

BOOK REVIEW – The Artisan Herbalist by Bevin Cohen

by Karen O’Brien Introducing the Herbs Online Learning Experience HSA is launching a new online course with Bevin Cohen, a...

HSA Webinar: Tea Gardening with Camellia sinensis

by Christine Parks In 2005, we started our first tea garden here in the Piedmont region of North Carolina—including our...

African American Plant Medicines of the South Carolina Sea Islands

By Faith Mitchell, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: Dr. Mitchell’s original blog post was featured in April, 2020, in anticipation of The...

The Path of the Artisan Herbalist

by Bevin Cohen In the years since my first cup of wintergreen tea, I’ve come to understand that although Nature’s...