NOTE: Please scroll to the bottom to access the calendar! Click on each event on the calendar to see additional information about it.
Upcoming and Ongoing Events:
The Herb Society of America Southeast District Presents:
Autumn... the Year’s Last, Loveliest Smile
October 21-22 in Jemison, Alabama.
Details and registration can be found here.
Coming Soon! Seed packaging for the Nashville Public Library Seed Exchange -
We will be announcing the next HSN seed harvest packaging party soon (mid to late October). SAVE YOUR SEEDS!
Click here for more info about the NPL Seed Exchange program and to sign up for workshops on "Smart Gardening in the Fall" and "A Beginner's Guide to Seed Saving", hosted by NPL.
Wellness 360 presentations at Cheekwood - The Herb Society of Nashville is participating in Cheekwood's Wellness 360 program by offering presentations on herbal topics one Sunday of each month at noon in May-October (weather permitting). These sessions are limited to 20 participants. Please check the calendar below for additional information. The final presentation for this year will be 10/10/2021 on Sage - presented by Sandra Frank. Visit https://cheekwood.org/calendar/wellness-360/ to register.
Bates Nursery Webinars - For information about free on line webinars on different gardening topics offered by Bates Nursery each month, click here.
HSN COVID policy:
Our HSN Board has discussed at length the concern among members over gathering in groups due to the pandemic. In consideration of that apprehension, our HSN Board recommends that for any type of gathering, our membership will follow the guidelines set forth by the host of the gathering be that the venue or an individual. Each member will have to decide whether or not to participate based on the guidelines set. These are difficult times and we will navigate them with flexibility, innovation, creativity and respect for all.
NOTE: Cheekwood will be remodeling Botanic Hall from January-April 2022. Meetings usually held at Cheekwood 's Botanic Hall will be rescheduled at alternative locations. Please see calendar entries below for details!
Unit Meetings - All plans are subject to change to comply with current pandemic guidelines.
For the time being, Unit meetings will be available online only. See calendar or below for zoom link.
These meetings are open to the public.
NEXT MEETING: November 8, 6:30 pm
Our speakers will Betsy Smith, HSA Education Chair, and Sharon Hosch, HSA Southeast District Membership Delegate.
REMINDER: Cheekwood requires masks be worn indoors.
Past Unit Meetings – Unit Meetings are open to the public. To view zoom recordings or presentations from past unit meetings, click here, then scroll to find the desired date.
NOTE TO MEMBERS: If you are unable to attend a unit meeting online or in person at the time it was held, but later view the recording, you may count it toward your required 2 meetings, or report the time you spent viewing the recording, on the TimeTracker.
Zoom links and other information about events can be found on the calendar below. Instructions for making reservations and attending meetings virtually will be sent by email to members through the Google Group HSN Message Exchange. Instructions for members are also posted in "Resources".
Garden Workdays - Workdays for members continue at the Cheekwood and Centennial Gardens as indicated on the calendar, but you must sign up in advance. Please contact the garden chairs to attend.
REMINDER: Cheekwood is now requiring that all volunteers be vaccinated. So if you choose to volunteer to work in the Herb Study Garden at Cheekwood, be prepared to show proof of vaccination.
Workshops - Crafts, Botany/Horticulture/Herbalism, and Culinary Workshops will usually meet on Mondays at Cheekwood or an alternative location or virtually, subject to pandemic guidelines. See the calendar below for details. These meetings are for members only.
Herb Study Groups - Herb Study groups are forming now! This year instead of focusing on just the HSA Herb of the Year, we will explore herbal blends. The first (organizational) meeting will be on Monday, October 25 at Cheekwood. For more information and how to sign up click here. These meetings are for members only.
Plans for lunch/dinner groups are still pending. These groups are for members only. Contact Carol Oldham if you want to be included in a lunch group, or contact Todd Breyer if you would prefer to be in the dinner group. At this time, Dinner Group continues to function month to month choosing the option for “in person” or “at home”.
Specific information about any of these meetings/events can be found by clicking on the event on the calendar below. Information will also be shared via the Herbary, the Green Book (both now available to members online under "Resources"), and HSN Message Exchange emails.