Minnesota Herb Society is an organization of herb enthusiasts who come together to encourage the study, the growing, and the use of herbs.
As volunteers, we plant and maintain the designated herb gardens at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Meetings are the 4th Tuesdays of January, March, May, August and October. Contact us to learn more.
4 days 10 hours ago
Chocolate is an herb!! Here’s proof 😊
Happy National Chocolate Day 🍫
3 weeks 13 hours ago
Enjoy your Longest Day to the fullest! ☀️🌞
WE DID IT!! The MN Herb Society managed to meet yesterday for our annual plant exchange!
May 26th would have been a business meeting, herb garden planting, herbal luncheon and plant exchange. We were not able to meet at the Arboretum, or any enclosed area, so we met at the Hopkins Eisenhower Community Center parking lot for our plant exchange. All social distance requirements were met and we had a great time!
And of course we ate lunch (our own bag lunch) afterwards❤️🌱🌷👏!!
May 23, 2018 - lunch date during our Annual Nursery Tour 😊🌱☀️🌷
2 months 6 days ago
Is your Sweet Woodruff blooming yet? Mine has a good start on just popping out of the ground! If you enjoy May Wine you know you need to start on it a year in advance (by drying the stems and flowers) 🙂
Susan Wittig Alberts recipe is a delight. I may alter this a tiny bit but it is still fun to enjoy at MN Herb Society planting day celebrations.
May Wine ...
But it’s the herb’s centuries-old use as a spring drink that we look forward to every year. Since the custom began in Germany, it’s traditional to use Rhine wine. Here’s an easy recipe that will please a crowd. If gathering a group doesn’t seem like a good idea right now, share with your neighbors appropriately socially-distanced over the back fence or out on the front curb of your cul-de-sac. They’ll love it.
1 gallon Rhine wine (use half champagne, if you like)
12-16 sprigs of sweet woodruff, dried overnight in the oven with the pilot light on
1 package frozen strawberries, thawed
1 cup sugar
fresh whole strawberries
Steep the sweet woodruff in the wine for 3-6 days. Chill. Remove the herb and pour chilled wine into a punch bowl over a block of ice. Mash thawed strawberries with a cup of sugar and stir into the wine. Add champagne if you wish, and garnish each cup with a fresh strawberry.
There is an advantage to distancing ❤️
Happy May Day Herbies!
Who is ready for an interesting read this day?
2 months 2 weeks ago
It’s a beautiful day Herbies!
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.