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About C-U Herb Society

The C-U Herb Society began in October, 1975, when eight local women decided to study the lore and uses of herbs. As their interest and membership grew, they planted a garden at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana; this garden has evolved over time yet remains a lovely gem in the community, maintained by Herb Society members. Throughout the years, some of the activities, locations, and of course, members have changed, but the premises on which the Herb Society were founded remain:

  1. To study the history, cultivation and use of herbs;
  2. To encourage interest in herbs; and
  3. To develop and maintain herb gardens that are open to the public.

The C-U Herb Society is a not-for-profit organization. The society develops and maintains two gardens in Urbana:

We are affiliated with the Urbana Park District. We do not endorse any claims regarding medicinal or nutritional uses of herbs.


Membership

The Champaign-Urbana Herb Society garden signThe C-U Herb Society is open to anyone interested in finding out more about herbs, herbal lore, culinary and medicinal uses of herbs. Dues are $15 a year. Members also receive our newsletter Sprigs. Workshops and tours are held throughout the year on a variety of topics of interest to members, their families and friends. They are announced at meetings, in Sprigs, and the Herb Society’s mailing list.

Meetings

East side of the herb garden at Meadowbrook ParkMeetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month from February through December. Unless it is otherwise specified, regular meetings are held in the Anderson Room (Rm. 115) of the Tony Noel Agriculture Building (located in Building W on the campus map) at Parkland College.

NEWS

Next meeting:
6:30 PM on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Our July meeting will start at 6:30 PM by the herb garden (south side) at the Urbana Free Library . From 6:30 to 7 PM, we will have a tour of the library garden. After that, we will go to the Common Ground Food Co-op . Jacqueline Hannah, the General Manager of Co-op, will talk about “Genetically Modified Foods.” Hope you can join us!  

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