About Us

The Herb Society of Manitoba was formed in 1995 by a group of enthusiastic volunteers interested in educating the public about herbs and promoting the use of herbs in everyday life. In 1996, a Constitution was written, a Mission Statement formulated, and the Society officially began its work.

Our meetings are generally held the 3rd Monday of each month and start at 7:00 p.m. at the Canadian Mennonite University South Campus in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For more information on upcoming speakers, please visit the Programming page.

General Meetings are open to the public, however, there is a $5.00 charge for guests to attend. Individual memberships are $25.00/year (Canadian funds).

Mission Statement

The Herb Society of Manitoba is dedicated to promoting knowledge, use and enjoyment of herbs through education, programs, research and sharing the experience of its members with the community.

Herbal News

Next General Meeting

Monday, June 17, 2019
Kelly Leask
Prairie Perks: The Benefits of Native Plants in the Urban Landscape
Canadian Mennonite University, South Campus - Conference Room A01 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. (south of Grant), Winnipeg, MB
Prairie Perks: The Benefits of Native Plants in the Urban Landscape

Come and meet some of Manitoba’s beautiful native wildflowers and grasses. Learn what makes them wonderful plants to include in your perennial garden and how to participate in backyard conservation. We will explore methods of installation, considerations for plant selection and general growing tips.

Speaker Bio

Kelly Leask is the manager of Prairie Originals, a native plant nursery near Selkirk, MB. Through working with native plants she has developed an appreciation for the beauty, versatility, utility and importance of wildflowers and prairie grasses in both natural settings and ornamental gardens. Kelly is excited by purposeful and productive gardens and greenspaces that contribute to improving the common environment for people and wildlife alike. She is a Master Composter, a seed saver and a member of the Board of Directors of both Gardens Manitoba and Manitoba Communities in Bloom. In 2017 Kelly was recognized as one of CBC Manitoba’s Future 40 for her conservation efforts as a native plant grower and gardening educator.

To assist in our ongoing effort to be environmentally friendly, please try to remember to bring your own mug for your herbal tea.

Doors open 6:30 pm | Meeting 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Doors close 9:00 pm

Yearly Membership: Individual $25; Family: $35; Business $50 Admission: Members - FREE; Non-member - $5

Hope to see you there!
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Herb Society of Manitoba Cookbook

In honour of our 20th Anniversary, one of the things we did was reprint our cookbook. Lots of great recipes in there. Thanks to Debra for making it happen!

Cookbooks can be purchased for $20.00 at HSM monthly meetings.

For more information or to purchase, contact: Debra at herbs@herbsocietymb.com.

HerbFest recognized as one of Canada's 150 Gardening Experiences

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday the Canadian Garden Council, in collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, have awarded 150 “Canada 150 Garden Experience” designations to highlight the role of gardening and gardens in communities across Canada.

HerbFest at the Assiniboine Park has been chosen as one of five gardening experiences for the province of Manitoba.

For more info:
Council names Canada 150 Garden Experience list Park gardens honoured - HerbFest named one of top 150 garden experiences