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Education & Outreach

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

AHS is a Member of the Austin Area Garden Council

Talk & Walks In The Garden

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January 30, 2021 with Aline Guillot

"Edible and Fragrant Flowers" 

Thursday May 11 2023 11:00 am, in the Herb Garden at Zilker Botanical Garden


Learn about which herb flowers you can eat and sample delicious food made with edible flowers. 

Lucinda Rudin, Norise Jastillana, Karla Renaud

Speakers Bureau

AHS members in our Speaker's Bureau give *free presentations on various topics to local garden clubs, schools, libraries, and other organizations. 

Topics include:

An Introduction to Herbal Medicine

Bioactive Beverages

Butterflies and Butterfly Gardening in Central Texas

Companion Planting with Herbs

Did You Ever Eat a Flower? 

Fighting Inflammation with Herbs and Food

Gardening for Resiliency

Growing Herbs: 10 Steps to Success

Growing, Harvesting and Preserving Herbs in Central Texas

Healthy Aging with Herbs

Herbs – Garden to Kitchen

Herbs in the Landscaping

Intro to Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

Nature and Spirit of Japanese Gardens

Perfumes, Potions and Plant Aphrodisiacs, the Science and Chicanery of Aromatherapy

Poisons, Panaceas and Psychotropic Drugs from Plants

*Spa de Dah - hands-on demo of essential oils in your life, DIY insect repellents/ home sprays etc

                  (*this is the only workshop that requires a charge, for the essential oils to make products)

Spring Herbs for Pollinators

Supermarket Botany: stories and sagas from the grocery shelves

24 Unusual Herbs for Austin

What’s All the Fuss About Cannabis?


More topics available on request
Email a request

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