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    Herbs of the Year

    In 1991, the International Herb Association (IHA) established National Herb Week to be celebrated annually during the week prior to Mother's Day. The purpose of National Herb Week is to develop and coordinate national attention on herbs, herbal uses, herb businesses, and the IHA.

    Every year since 1995, the IHA has chosen to highlight a Herb of the Year. IHA members are invited to participate in the selection process. Long term IHA member, Chuck Voigt, who has been involved in this process for many years, explains, "The Horticultural Committee evaluates possible choices based on them being outstanding in at least two of the three major categories: medicinal, culinary, or decorative."


    Hops -
    2018 Herb of the Year
    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.
    Herb societies, groups, and organizations, from around the world, work together to educate the public about these important herbs throughout the year. The IHA publishes a booklet each year to celebrate that year's selected herb. IHA members contribute material ranging from growing information to botanical information to recipes. IHA members receive a single copy as part of their membership. Copies are available for purchase from the IHA website by members, businesses, and the general public.
    2018 Herb of the Year Hops
    2017 Herb of the Year Cilantro/Coriander
    2016 Herb of the Year Peppers
    2015 Herb of the Year Savory
    Summer Savory

    Winter Savory
    2014 Herb of the Year Artemisia
    2013 Herb of the Year Elderberry
    2012 Herb of the Year Rose
    2011 Herb of the Year Horseradish
    2010 Herb of the Year Dill
    2009 Herb of the Year Bay Laurel
    2008 Herb of the Year Calendula

    2007 Herb of the Year Lemon Balm
    2006 Herb of the Year Scented Geraniums
    2005 Herb of the Year Oregano & Marjoram
    2004 Herb of the Year Garlic
    2003 Herb of the Year Basil
    2002 Herb of the Year Echinacea
    2001 Herb of the Year Sage
    2000 Herb of the Year Rosemary
    1999 Herb of the Year Lavender
    1998 Herb of the Year Mint
    1997 Herb of the Year Thyme
    1996 Herb of the Year Monarda
    1995 Herb of the Year Fennel

    To see more information on the International Herb Association's Herbs of the Year, visit one of the following websites:


    Herb Society of America

    International Herb Association

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         Winnipeg, MB R3M 3X8

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    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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