Medicinal Disclaimer:

It is the policy of The Pennsylvania Heartland Herb Society and The Herb Society of America not to advise or recommend herbs for medicinal or health use.

2019-2020 Public Programs & Events

Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., Berks County Heritage Center

"Baskets of the Oley Valley"

Presented by Vickie Heffner, historic educator and basket maker. Members are invited to bring their favorite basket to the meeting.

Herb Study: Herb of the Month: Artemisia abrotanum (Southernwood)

Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., Berks County Heritage Center

"Holiday Floral Arrangement Design"

Presented by Amy Muckey, owner of Stein’s Flowers, Shillington

Herb of the Month: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Bearberry)

Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 9:30 a.m., Berks County Heritage Center

"The Historic Growth and Use of Hemp in Eastern Pennsylvania"

Presented by Les Stark, agricultural educator

Herb of the Month: Marrubium vulgare (Horehound)

Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 9:30 a.m., Berks County Heritage Center

"Workshop on Plant Propagation for Spring"

Presented by Caroline Amidon and Joycs Brobst, honorary PHHS members and former presidents of the Herb Society of America.

Herb of the Month: Echinacea pallida (Pale purple cone flower)

Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., Berks County Heritage Center

"Trees: Health Aid, Therapist, Inspiration"

Presented by Marcia Fehl, PHHS member

Herb of the Month: Cornus florida (Dogwood)

Location of Public Programs - Berks County Heritage Center
      Travel north from Reading on Rte. 183. Passing the Penn State Health St. Joseph's Medical Center on your left,
      turn left onto Red Bridge Road and continue to the parking lot, bearing to the right. Please do not enter the
      lane directly to the Heritage Center as parking at that building is restricted for emergency use.