About Us

The Herb Society of Manitoba was formed in 1995 by a group of enthusiastic volunteers interested in educating the public about herbs and promoting the use of herbs in everyday life. In 1996, a Constitution was written, a Mission Statement formulated, and the Society officially began its work.

Our meetings are generally held the 3rd Monday of each month and start at 7:00 p.m. at the Canadian Mennonite University South Campus in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For more information on upcoming speakers, please visit the Programming page.

General Meetings are open to the public, however, there is a $5.00 charge for guests to attend. Individual memberships are $25.00/year (Canadian funds).

Mission Statement

The Herb Society of Manitoba is dedicated to promoting knowledge, use and enjoyment of herbs through education, programs, research and sharing the experience of its members with the community.

Next General Meeting

April 15, 2024
Guest Speaker:
Rana Abdulla
Edible Wild Herbs in Palestinian Cooking
Canadian Mennonite University, South Campus - Conference Room A01, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. (south of Grant), Winnipeg, MB

Rana Abdulla
Rana Abdulla, is an award winning human rights activist (Manitoba 2014), community organizer and leader, known for carrying out many volunteer activities that affected the Palestinian community across Canada. A mother and grandmother, a Chartered Professional Accountant, specializes in taxation. She is married to Rafe, a retired science teacher, key player in reviving and establishing various community organizations including Arab Canadian Palestinian Association in Ottawa and the founder of the Canadian Palestinian Association of Manitoba (CPAM), a business developer and owner of Yafa Café in Winnipeg. Rana studied in various institutions: Thompson Rivers University, University of Ottawa, St-Lawrence College and Algonquin College. Rana is a prominent volunteer and wasted no time to set out to make the lives better for Arab immigrants in Canada and was named the "one woman army" by CTV, drawing media attention to her cause. Rana is a firm believer in human equality and human rights, tirelessly advocating for justice for her people to ensure that the Palestinian narrative is depicted accurately in the West. Many refugees to Canada have benefited from her care and support. Rana is a collector of Palestinian heritage dresses and her house in Winnipeg is almost a Folk Art Museum. For the last decade, Rana has engaged and advocated patiently with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to include the story of the Nakba, the catastrophic dispossession of the Palestinians from their land, in its exhibits and be a central focus to Palestinian human rights stories and to be named as such.

Edible Wild Herbs in Palestinian Cooking
Rana will present on the flavours of the Middle East to our group. Palestinian cooking uses a variety of edible wild herbs that grow in that region. She will open our senses to a new world of tastes and aromas.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

May 27, 2024
Presented by Nancy Hall

June 17, 2024
Update on Monarch Butterflies
Presented by Yan Cong

To assist in our ongoing effort to be environmentally friendly, please try to remember to bring your own mug for your herbal tea.

Doors open 6:30 pm | Meeting 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Doors close 9:00 pm

Yearly Membership: Individual $25; Family: $35; Student (age 16+) $15
Admission: Members - FREE; Non-member - $5

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