Memphis Herb Society

Memphis Herb Society

2024 Herban Renewal Grant



Herbal Thymes: The Blog


An Invitation to Join the Memphis Herb Society!

  • We welcome all new members, with or without a knowledge of herbs and gardening, who are interested in learning about the cultivation and use of herbs.
  • We meet with and enjoy fellowship and friendships with diverse members of the community, all who are united by their interest in herbs.
  • We gain further knowledge from regional, special guest speakers at many of our monthly meetings.
  • We offer specific hands-on workshops throughout the year to increase our knowledge and take home a product,
  • We support our community by volunteering in the Memphis Botanic Garden, thereby also learning about best cultivation practices and cultivars. It is through volunteers that the Herb Garden at the MBG is able to thrive.
  • We sponsor the Herban Renewal Grant, inviting the non-profit community to submit their educational projects which will benefit the wider community.
  • We support other volunteer opportunities through local garden organizations and the Memphis Botanic Garden throughout the year.
  • We have a social hour before the monthly meeting where members bring herbal creations from their kitchens to be shared by all. Often recipes are circulated and further enjoyed.
  • We send out a monthly informative and educational newsletter. There is also a Facebook page.
  • We conclude our year with a special November Winter Solstices Celebration of fellowship and friendship and welcome you to bring a friend and a fun culinary dish.

Some Rules of Foraging 

Some Rules of Foraging  Foraging is defined as searching for wild resources. Be sure to research every area in which you would like to forage. Be sure to research the regulations for every location you would like to forage. One should always ask permission from private landowners.  There are National …

Foraging with Emily

Take to the Woods by Emily Giles There’s snow everywhere and the roads are too slick to drive on. I have a freezer full of meat and a lot of time to experiment. Let’s take to the woods. I’m searching for the Shagbark Hickory as it stands out easily with …

Fayette Cares Fundraiser

Here’s a wonderful opportunity to support one of our sponsors, Fayette Cares. A Night of Southern EleganceSaturday, November 5th16280 Hwy 64, Somerville, TN (The Heart of Fayette County) The work of Fayette Cares comes straight from the heart. With housing, food, and fuel costs skyrocketing, Fayette Cares emergency shelter, food, rent/utility, and …

HERB OF THE MONTH – JULY 2022: Doublemint

The Herb of the Month for July is Doublemint, Mentha x gracillis ‘Madeline Hill’ Doublemint is a genetic cross between Mentha arvensis (peppermint) and Mentha spicata (spearmint).  It was thought to be genetically impossible, but was cultivated in the 1950s by Madeline Hill from Hilltop Herb Farm in Texas. This …