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January 2022 Herb of the Month
The Viola species are the January 2022 Herb of the Month for The Herb Society of America and also the International Herb Association’s Herb of the Year™ for 2022. Heartsease (Viola tricolor) is one of the species in this group of herbal plants. This little unassuming flower has symbolized love, death, and rebirth since Roman and Greek times. During those early days, it was believed to be an aphrodisiac and was also used to treat heart conditions. Hence, one of its many names was heartsease. Viola Species – Herb of the Month, Herb for the Heart – The Herb Society of America Blog (wordpress.com)
June 19, 2021: Historic Kitchen Garden at White Horse tavern
President of Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County, Brad Kissam, thanking members of the Pennsylvania Heartland Herb Society for the historic Kitchen Garden at White Horse Tavern, in Historic Morlattan Village, 31 Old Phhiladelphia Pike, Douglassville PA.
The Pennsylvania Heartland Herb Society of Berks County, a Unit of the Herb Society of America, has awarded a $1500 scholarship to Hayden Phillips, a student at Delaware Valley University. She is a resident of Oley, PA, where she was always active in FFA. Hayden was just elected president of the alumni chapter at the school. She has worked at Oley Valley Feed Mill since 2017 and plans to graduate in May 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Crop Science. She is a member of several agricultural organizations at Delaware Valley. After graduation, her goal is to own three feed stores and to do more custom soil sampling and fertilization programs, as well as expand the informational sessions offered in the plant science field. The Society has awarded a total of 36 scholarships since 1992.