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.

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, August 26th - Herb Safety 101: Guidelines to Using Herbs Wisely
  • Herbs are generally quite safe—certainly they have a better track record than pharmaceuticals—but they still may have side effects and drug interactions. Join us on Tuesday, August 26th, at 7pm at Strawbery Banke Museum to hear Registered Clinical Herbalist Maria Noël Groves’ presentation on using herbs wisely.

Become a Member

  • Have all of the benefits of being part of a national organization while working locally with other members to promote the knowledge, use and delight of herbs. Membership is open to anyone interested in growing, using or studying herbs. We welcome both experienced and novice gardeners. Meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday evening of the month. For more information, click here to download the membership brochure.

  • Disclaimer:
    It is the policy of the Herb Society of America not to advise or recommend herbs for medicinal or health use. Please consult a health care provider before pursuing any herbal treatments.

Contact Us

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