On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, we published our 300th blog post for The Herb Society of America. With today’s post the counter rolls to 301. The first post, published five years and nine months ago in February 2013, was written by Holly Cusumano of HSA’s Philadelphia Unit. The latest is by Beth Schreibman-Gehring of the Western Reserve Herb Society Unit in Cleveland.
The award-winning blog built momentum after July 2015 when Paris Wolfe became the first Blogmaster, a role she continues today. She both writes original posts and works with numerous writers to bring twice weekly posts to HSA’s social media audiences.
This success is possible because of the writers and readers who participate and support the blog and The Herb Society. The blog’s mission is quite simple … to promote the essential experience of herbs from cultivation and use to learning and research, for members and the public throughout the United States
- to protect botanical heritage,
- to steward scientific diversity and
- to promote personal enjoyment.
For blog followers and readers who don’t already belong to The Herb Society of America, the organization is a non-profit founded in 1933 with more than 40 units located in seven regional membership districts. Two of The society’s most important activities are found in the GreenBridges™ Initiative, a pollinator protection program, and Notable Natives™, a native herb conservation effort.
Whether you are looking for a local unit to join or if you are simply looking for a trusted resource for information on herbs, The Herb Society of America community is your connection the world over to help you learn and to share your ideas, knowledge, and observations with other herb enthusiasts.
Get to know us better at herbsociety.org. Better yet, become a member. And, keep reading as we reach for 400 posts over the next year.