HSA Webinar: The Game of the Name: Taxonomy and Nomenclature Explained

By Jen Munson, Education Chair

Linneaus for BlogWhen I first joined The Herb Society of America (HSA), it was a struggle to distinguish between parsley, thyme, basil, dill, and pretty much all of the common culinary herbs outside of mint. On top of that, I couldn’t tell you what herbs paired best with what foods. Once I had reached some stable grounds on the basics, my HSA friends then started throwing botanical names at me and their importance. It was then that I wanted to run screaming into the streets in confusion. 

If you identify at all with my confusion–or even if you don’t–plan on attending the upcoming HSA Webinar titled, “The Game of the Name: Taxonomy and Nomenclature Explained” with  garden writer, speaker, and educator Debra Knapke. This webinar is being held on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at 1pm EST. During the webinar, Debra will delve into the complex world of nature and help navigate the troubled waters of plant relationships and plant names. In this session, she will help make sense of two systems that, at their hearts, are simple and logical. 

Our webinars are free to members and $5.00 for guests. Visit https://www.herbsociety.org/hsa-learn/hsa-webinars or click here to sign up. Become a member today and enjoy all of our webinars for free. You’ll also be entered into a raffle for a free educational conference registration to our 2021 conference being held in Baton Rouge, LA, from April 29th – May 1st, 2021.

About Debra Knapke

Debra KnapkeThere is nothing Debra Knapke loves more than inspiring people to get out and garden in an eco-conscious way. Known as “The Garden Sage,” Debra is a popular speaker at professional symposia, as well as gardening events throughout the Midwest. She is active with several professional organizations and served as the Honorary President of The Herb Society of America from 2014-2016. Debra has written five books, numerous articles and blogs on Heartland Gardening, has mentored the future of the landscape industry at Columbus State Community College for 24 years, provides garden design consulting in her spare time, and has crammed an amazing variety of perennials, trees, shrubs, and edibles into the 2/3-acre lot surrounding her home.


Jen Munson is The Herb Society of America’s Education Chair. She discovered herbs when she stumbled upon her local unit’s herb and plant sale and hasn’t looked back since. Just recently, she celebrated being a member of the NorthEast Seacoast Unit for 15 years!

3 thoughts on “HSA Webinar: The Game of the Name: Taxonomy and Nomenclature Explained

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  2. This sounds great! The time presents a conflict for me, though. Will there be a transcript available or a replay later?

    Elizabeth Giufre

    May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder. ~ John O’Donohue

    On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 5:02 AM The Herb Society of America Blog wrote:

    > The Herb Society of America posted: “By Jen Munson, Education Chair When I > first joined The Herb Society of America (HSA), it was a struggle to > distinguish between parsley, thyme, basil, dill, and pretty much all of the > common culinary herbs outside of mint. On top of that, I couldn’t tell ” >

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    • If you are an HSA member, the webinar will be available for viewing later in the member’s only section of the HSA website, herbsociety.org If you are not a member, simply pay $5 to sign up for the webinar and you will get a copy of the webinar to view at your convenience.

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