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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, visit the News and the Programming pages.

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.
Besides interesting speakers, General Meetings provide Herb Society members the opportunity to borrow books from the Herb Society’s Bev Lloyd Memorial Library. General Meetings and other Herb Society events also provide opportunities to purchase a herb-related or hand-crafted items. As well, the Herb Society hosts many activities besides our regular meetings, including an annual HerbFest, Herb Walks and Garden Tours. Find out more about upcoming events by visiting the Programming page.

HerbFest is our summer festival that we co-host with the Assiniboine Park Conservancy to educate the public about the benefits and uses of herbs, and all the great things you can do with herbs in a fun way. The success of HerbFest is due to the tireless efforts of volunteers and supporters. The event is FREE and we welcome and encourage fellow Winnipeggers and visitors to come by and experience our great event.

Activities at HerbFest include:
  • Tours of our Herb Garden, located on the Conservatory grounds
  • Herb-infused lemonade sales
  • Bake sale table featuring baked goods made by our members
  • Herbal plant sales
  • Herbal vendors
  • Guest Speakers
  • Kids table where kids of all ages can do some "make and take" herbal crafts
  • Herb Society of Manitoba information and membership table
The Society also distributes an interesting and informative quarterly newsletter to its membership called The Prairie Sage Quarterly (PSQ). The PSQ contains information about our upcoming speakers and activities as well as informative book reviews and articles on the use of herbs, including recipes.

The Society's Herb Garden, located near the Conservatory at Assiniboine Park, became a reality in the spring of 1997 when the Women's Television Network (WTN) was filming a program called the Herbal Primer. The Herb Society of Manitoba continues to maintain and develop this lovely garden designed by Landscape Architect and Herb Society member, Natasa Juck, formerly of (now retired from) Hilderman Thomas Frank Cram. Herb Society members volunteer their time and efforts each season to plant, maintain and harvest herbs from the garden. Donations toward the ongoing upkeep of the garden can be made by sending a cheque or money order made out to Herb Society of Manitoba: Herb Garden and mailing it to: Herb Society of Manitoba, PO Box 61004 RPO Grant Park, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3M 3X8.

Make sure you visit our lovely herb garden when you visit the park!

If you would like to volunteer, or have an idea you would like to share with us for a Speaker or Workshop, please contact us at: herbs@herbsocietymb.com.

To contact us for more information,
either write to the following address:

     Herb Society of Manitoba
     PO Box 61004 RPO Grant Park
     Winnipeg, MB R3M 3X8

Or contact us by email at:

Any information on this site is NOT intended to prescribe or diagnose in any way. The intent is to offer general information about herbs including information about their historical and current use. Those who are sick should consult with their doctor.

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