ohio Herb Education Center

110 Mill Street, Gahanna, OH 43230 | Office:  614.342.4380

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NEW FALL INTENSIVE PROGRAMS

Intensive Information Sessions:

If you are considering one of our intensive series classes but are unsure which one is the best fit for you, consider attending one of our free information sessions. We will discuss the details of each program, answer questions, and meet instructors and past participants. Free to attend. No Registration Required. Begins promptly at 6:30p.

Dates: Tuesdays, July 12 or August 9, 6:30p.

Beginning in September....

FUNDAMENTALS OF HOME HERBALISM
This six-week course is designed to educate herb lovers in healing herbs to support vitality and wellness, while providing the tools necessary to bring herbalism into your home in a safe, fun and inspiring way. Participants receive over 30 hours of professionally instructed sessions as well as substantiated herbal course materials, trustworthy resources and simple recipes to practice at home.

Fundamentals of Home Herbalism PDF
 
GAHANNA HERB GROUP
Our nine-month program focuses on herbs and their uses. Each month participants study one herb in depth, as well as learn hands-on culinary, cultivation and craft techniques. Herbs are viewed and studied from botanical, historical, folkloric, and wellness points of view. This group receives informative guides that extend the learning beyond the classroom. Instructors include Herb Center staff as well as guest experts from Central Ohio. This cooperative learning environment is for individuals who would like to dedicate time to earn a deeper understanding of all things herbal.

Gahanna Herb Group 2016 Brochure


HERB CAPITAL OF OHIO
The Herb Center is located in the City of Gahanna — the Herb Capital of Ohio — just east of downtown Columbus and adjacent to Port Columbus International Airport in the heart of Gahanna. The Nafzger-Miller house, in which the Herb Center is located, is listed in the National Register of Historical Places with the original structure being built in 1855 and additions made to the home in 1910. The center includes a gift shop, parlor and kitchen and is used for classes, parties, meetings and rentals.
 
HISTORY
Gahanna was declared the Herb Capital of Ohio by the state legislature in 1972. Jane "Bunnie" Geroux spearheaded the effort and later founded the Ohio Herb Education Center. In celebration of this great distinction, the Gahanna Municipal Gardens were installed next to city hall, at 206 S. Hamilton Road, in 1975. They were officially dedicated and named the Geroux Herb Garden in 2002. The gardens are open to the public.

 


Mission 
To educate the public about the benefits and various uses of herbs in everyday life. We define herbal education in the following categories: Tea, Gardening, Traditional Medicines, Culinary and Craft.

Vision
Develop a reputation as an herb resource center for the Gahanna community-at-large, as well as for the state of Ohio.
Provide a unique group experience for tours and other outreach opportunities.
Maintain a retail shop that reflects of mission and values.

Values
Relationships with local businesses and speakers, locally made products
Using resources wisely through reduce, reuse and recycle concepts
High quality education that introduces the public to new ideas
 
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"I was enthralled by the class and the amazing presentation and vast knowledge of the instructor." -Herbal Wellness Kit participant

"A hidden 'gem'. I was so excited that something like this exists." -Herbal Spa Day participant

VOLUNTEER
Sign up to volunteer here OR contact our volunteer coordinator at herb.center@gahanna.gov for more information.