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The  Baton Rouge Herb Society is a unit of The Herb Society of America and is the source for information and education on growing, propogating and using herbs in Baton Rouge.

Each month we hold a meeting focused on a particular herb or use of herbs.  The general public is always welcome . Meetings are free to Society members.  There is a $5 charge for non-members and includes a plant or tasting and handouts. 

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at Burden Research Center in the Conference Center 4560 Essen just past I-10 in Baton Rouge, LA. All meetings start at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month from January through June and September and October.

If you would like to be informed of our monthly meeting topic and information and other events such as our herb sales, please email us at the address below.  Rest assured that your information will not be shared with anyone.


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Join the Louisiana Culinary Institute students and the LSU AgCenter Botanical Gardens at Burden for Gourmet in the Garden: A Progressive Dinner in the Garden on April 25, 2014.  This dinner benefits the LCI Foundation and the LSU AgCenter Botanical Gardens at Burden.  For more information and to purchase tickets, go to


Join us for our next meeting

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Herb Society of America, Baton Rouge Unit presents

Shakers and their Herbs

Mary Bellis Williams will tell us how the Shakers were important in America.  In addition to hybridizing valuable crops, vegetables, and fruit trees, they also developed improved farm animal stock, and the first viable commercial herb business in America.  In the 19th century, medicine was primarily herbal and the Shakers grew, packaged, and shipped pure herbs all over the United States. There will be handouts of Shaker recipes and information.

In addition to our presentation, we may still have a few olive trees for sale!

The trees are one year old, Mission olives. They are planted in one quart containers.  The cost is $20 per tree. These trees will begin producing olives in four to five years.  No, you won’t be able to make a large amount of olive oil with tree until many years.  But you can enjoy the beautiful silver green leaves in your landscape, eat the olives, and make a healthful olive leaf extract. 

7:00 pm

At Burden / Rural Life Museum off Essen Lane at I-10 **
There is a $5 charge for visitors which includes either a free plant, seeds, tasting, or other considerations and handouts when provided by speaker.

Members attend all regularly scheduled meetings free, unless otherwise noted.

Thanks for supporting HERB SOCIETY and the future HERB GARDEN at BURDEN.


 **NOTE: Unless otherwise noted our meetings are  held  Burden Research Center in the Conference Center 4560 Essen just past I-10.  Enter the main drive and go to the end of the road that runs parallel to I-10.  The Ione Burden Conference Center will be at first curve to the left.  After turning, and turn right to go into the parking lot.                    

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