The Pennsylvania Heartland Herb Unit of the Herb Society of America was initially formed from the Herb Haus study group in 1982 and applied for unit status with The Herb Society of America, Inc. on January 2, 1985, for the purpose of seriously studying and actively sharing the history, horticulture and uses of herbs.

Our Unit strives to achieve it's stated mission by organizing several annual events that have been a common thread throughout the history of our unit; our Symposia, our scholarship program, our yearly tours, and our Unit-sponsored gardens.


The "Herbal Delights" Symposium has been the highlight of our herbal learning each year as well as our unit's primary fund raiser. Currently, the symposium is scheduled as a garden bus tour in the Spring of each year and an herbal learning luncheon event in the Fall of each year. These symposia support all of our local projects, scholarships, and donations made periodically to The Herb Society of America or to the National Herb Garden, Washington, D.C.


Our Pennsylvania Heartland Unit meetings are held on the third Thursday or Saturday of each month from September through April.Our monthly programs are open to the public in October, November, January, February and March of each year.


The Herb Society of America, Inc. is composed of seven regional membership districts. Our Pennsylvania Heartland Unit is located within the Mid-Atlantic District.



     Pennsylvania Heartland Herb Society, HSA

     129 Fox Hill Drive

     Wernersville, PA 19565

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​Provisional membership in the Pennsylvania Heartland Unit is limited to a one-year period, which allows interested individuals the opportunity to get to know our organization and members and participate in our activities and events. Unit dues amount is $10.

After a one-year provisional membership, the member may join the Herb Society of America and the Pennsylvania Heartland Unit.

Herb Society of America membership is an option rather than the one-year provisional membership. As soon as one joins the Herb Society of America, all member benefits become available to the new member in conjunction with the benefits and obligations of membership in the Pennsylvania Heartland Unit of The Herb Society of America.

A new member chooses either of the above options.

For additional information contact: Patricia Pitkin, 12 von Zech Way, Bernville, PA 19541

If you are interested in joining the Pennsylvania Heartland Unit, download a Provisional Membership Form.

DONATIONS: Non-profit organizations supporting horticulture and garden educational programs may request a donation to support their efforts.



Medicinal Disclaimer

It is the policy of The Herb Society of America not to advise or recommend herbs for medicinal or health use. This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered as a recommendation or an endorsement of any particular medical or health treatment.