As a part of the Herb Society of America
the NorthEast Seacoast Unit is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of our members with the community.
Formed in 1987, we are a nonprofit corporation in the State of New Hampshire. Although we may be one of the smaller units of the Herb Society of America, our ratio of active members to members makes us one of the more active units in the Society!
We are located on the seacoast of New Hampshire and most of our meetings are held in the Portsmouth vicinity. Our members volunteer their time and expertise to actively support the Unit’s programs and projects.
Sponsor an Annual Lecture Series on various herbal topics which is held at Strawbery Banke Museum
Hold an Herb Plant Sale and Market Place offering a wide selection of herbs and herbal products in May
Participate in Portsmouth’s Annual Fairy House Tour in September
Support local public herb gardens as well as the Internship Program at the National Herb Garden in Washington DC
Fund a horticultural scholarship for a student attending UNH Thompson School
Participate in the Strawbery Banke NH Fall Festival where we give tours of the herb garden, help visitors make herbal sachets and Tussie-Mussies and sell our herbal products and crafts.