Austin Herb Society Annual Luncheon

Reservations Required

Each September, AHS celebrates its members with a special program and luncheon that kicks off the coming club year. This popular annual event draws both old and new members, and member's guests are always welcome to join in the festivities.

September 2, 2014 - Our honored speaker is AHS sponsor Bill Varney. Bill owns URBANherbal in Fredericksburg Texas. URBANherbal provides an intimate and personalized atmosphere for offering their unique artisanal herbal products. Their products and herbal knowledge have won international awards and have been recognized by the press since 1985. Mr. Varney’s program will be "The Sensual Herbalist". Liberate your senses!!



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A Little AHS History



Ahead of her time, Austin Herb Society founder Alta Dodds Niebur was an herbalist who was passionate about herbs, their uses and cultivation. Alta often referred to her yard as her "library" and incorporated herbs into landscaping long before the trend caught on. Invited to speak at a friend's garden club meeting, Alta met a group of like-minded folks sharing their knowledge and talents. An inspired Alta and 25 others formed a new club, the Austin Herb Society, and held their first meeting Oct. 4, 1983, in the same Austin Area Garden Center structure we use today. The founding members hosted guest speakers, organized field trips, scheduled educational programs, cooking demonstrations, and tours of the members' gardens. Those same activities are still part of the Austin Herb Society's commitment to the community.

















Austin Herb Society
is dedicated to educating members and the community about herbs, including propagation, landscaping, history, folklore, and culinary, medicinal, and decorative uses of herbs.

AHS MEETS AT:

Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Spgs Rd.
Austin, TX 78746





Austin Area Garden Councill

Mission Statement


Provide education and encourage the cultivation and use of herbs for their beneficial purposes: medicinal, culinary, aromatic, as well as landscaping. Provide charitable and volunteer support to our non-profit community and community projects.

The Austin Herb Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) member- supported, nonprofit operating under the umbrella of the Austin Area Garden Council.