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

June 17, 2024
Guest Speaker:
Yan Cong
Nurturing Monarchs and Pollinators in Your Garden
Canadian Mennonite University, South Campus - Conference Room A01, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. (south of Grant), Winnipeg, MB

Yan Cong

Yan's journey began in China, but her heart found its home in Canada 26 years ago when she came to pursue her studies. Fifteen years ago, she proudly became a Canadian citizen, deeply captivated with the country's beauty and warmth. A lover of travel, cooking, gardening, and cherished moments with family, Yan's earliest memories are infused with a profound connection to nature. Her reverence for the environment led her on a transformative path, where she became a fervent advocate for wildlife conservation and sustainable living practices.

Eight years ago, Yan's life took an extraordinary turn during a visit to the Winnipeg Monarch Festival. Inspired by the plight of the Monarch butterfly, she and her family embarked on a mission to save these iconic creatures from extinction. Through their butterfly garden, they've released thousands of Monarchs into the wild and generously distributed milkweed and wildflower seeds and plants to foster their survival.

Nurturing Monarchs and Pollinators in Your Garden
Yan will delve into the fascinating world of the Monarch butterfly. Yan will also share her insights on incorporating herbs into butterfly gardening, offering tips on creating a vibrant habitat that not only attracts and nourishes Monarchs but enhances your culinary adventures as well.

Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery and conservation with Yan. Together, let's learn, grow, and make a difference in the world of butterflies and beyond.

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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