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South Carolina Herbal Society Launches in Charleston

Charleston, SC, September 6, 2011 — The SC Herbal Society today announced its formation, launching its Web site and membership drive.  The mission of the SCHS is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds on the culinary, medicinal, cultivation, identification, decorative and historical significance of herbs. “Our desire is to help people reconnect with the fun of gardening and healthy living through the beauty, taste and joy of herbs,” says founder Pat Harpell.  The first meeting of the SC Herbal Society is scheduled for Tuesday, September 20, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Education Center of the Charleston Horticultural Society.  The meeting topic is “The Art and Science of Making Herbal Tea.”  Meetings are free to members and $10 for non-members. 


"We are delighted to share our Educational Center with the SC Herbal Society as they begin to cultivate and nurture their efforts throughout the Lowcountry and the great state of SC," comments Leslie Mehard Brady, executive director of the Charleston Horticultural Society.


The SCHS will hold monthly member meetings that include a range of topics addressing herbs and their uses.  In addition, a wide range of more in-depth workshops are scheduled that include creating natural personal care products such as lotions and creams, making herbal sleep pillows, gardening for children, and herbal medical research.  An updated schedule of workshops can be found at


Membership ($30 annually) includes free member meetings, discounts on workshops and publications, first-notification of field trips and tours, and access to the SCHS e-newsletter.


About the SC Herbal Society

The SC Herbal Society is dedicated to educating people of all ages and backgrounds on the fun of learning herbal gardening, cooking, use, history and decoration.  For more information or to become a member visit