AHG Chapter Information

News from AHG Chapters

AHG Chapters bring herbal communities together to share their love of herbs, and to provide support for the important work of clinical herbalism all over the country. Each chapter is unique, reflecting the needs and interests of their community. Check this list to see if there is chapter in your area. When contacting chapters, keep in mind that they are kept afloat by volunteer efforts so it may be a week or longer before you receive a reply.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer O'Hagan, AHG Chapter Coordinator, at ahgchapters@gmail.com.  

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Ayurvedic Interest
The Ayurveda Interest Chapter is dedicated to the study and practice of the ancient science of Ayurveda. This Guild wide Chapter welcomes AHG members who are interested in this tradition to join. Meetings are held online and at American Herbalists Guild Symposiums. KP Khalsa RH(AHG), is the founding AHG Registered Herbalist of the Ayurveda Interest Chapter.  If you are interested in joining or simply want to know more about Ayurveda, please send an email to ahgayurveda@gmail.com or contact Katharine M. Jackson at 707.599.6447.

California (Greater Bay Area)
We are very excited to announce California's Greater Bay Area Chapter of the American Herbalist Guild. Our group meets monthly and consists of AHG professional and student herbalists.  We welcome members and non-members and all herbal enthusiasts, from beginners to seasoned clinical practitioners, to come and participate so we can support and learn from one another. Our chapter's goals are to offer and expand opportunities for the growth of professional quality herbal education, including opportunities for local guest speakers to give talks in their area of expertise. Another goal is to create and expand community outreach and to offer workshops, and hands-on opportunities to learn and practice the art of herbal medicine making and wild crafting. This will also be an exciting opportunity for students to get together and study and practice what they are learning.
If you are interested in joining or attending a meeting, please check out our website for details at http://cagba-ahg.org. To be placed on our mailing list please email info@cagba-ahg.org.


Our chapter in Florida is a collective of learning, sharing, and creating. We have several meetings each year along with workshops, lectures, plant walks, and Herb Day!!! Please find us on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/AHGwestcoastFlorida.

Georgia (Atlanta)
One of AHG’s oldest chapters has been meeting since 1998 to increase awareness about medicinal herbs and herbalism. Activities include monthly gatherings, plant walks and workshops about all things herbal. We currently have 80 people on our membership list with a core of 30 highly active members.  We are an open, informal, and friendly group that welcomes members and non-members at our monthly meetings and gatherings. Meetings are held the third Sunday of the month at 6:00 PM at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in metro Atlanta. No meeting in November and a special Holiday Party in December. GHG communicates with members, and others interested in our events, using Yahoo Groups. To be placed on this mailing list, send an e-mail to info@georgiaherbalistsguild.org or visit the GHG website at www.georgiaherbalistsguild.org.

Georgia's Lowcountry Chapter
We are a lively bunch of herbal enthusiasts in Georgia’s Lowcountry who love connecting plants and people. Our local chapter of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) welcomes folks from all backgrounds and levels of experience in herbal medicine: from novice to grower to practitioner.

Each month we host an open potluck and meeting in Savannah. GA. The purpose of this chapter event is to utilize our unique talents and perspectives as we share resources, build energy around herbal study and work together on herb-related projects in our community. www.galowcountryahg.org

Herbal Research Chapter

This group serves as a platform to educate, discuss, and share ideas pertaining to herbal research, study design, and clinical use. There is NO requirement of education/skill level - just a healthy dose of curiosity, willingness to learn, and openness! We engage in discussions about current research of herbal medicines, review published studies, and conceptualize future research that incorporates herbalist and alternative methods of assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

For more information, contact Anne Weiland at weilandanne@yahoo.com, or visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1900310653543876/.

Illinois/Missouri Gateway Confluence Herbalist Guild

Welcome to the AHG chapter for Illinois and Missouri! Our group typically meets on the fourth Monday of every month, at 7pm, near the Confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Chapter meetings are open to anyone living in Illinois or Missouri, beginners and experts alike. Interests include but are not limited to: Western Herbalism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, and general use of herbs for health. We participate in herbal classes, plant walks, herbal summits and conferences, case studies, and field trips. All fund raising proceeds go to further the herbal education of chapter members and the surrounding community. Please visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/%23!/groups/GatewayHerbalist/, or our website www.gatewayherbalist.org

Maine White Pine

At the Maine White Pine Chapter of the AHG we embrace and welcome all to our gatherings. We are an open, diverse and multi-generational group of practicing herbalists, growers, apothecaries and wildcrafters. We gather to share and expand our knowledge of the traditional and modern uses of herbs as medicine. We are also dedicated to supporting plant sustainability and to promote ecological awareness of threats to their native habitats. We are grateful for all those attending and greet them with open hearts and minds. We would also like to mention we welcome fellow Herbalists from neighboring states to join our gatherings and events if they would like. To be added to our mailing list, or to contact us for any information pertaining to our chapter and activities, please send an email to us at whitepinesecretary@gmail.com

New York - Lower Hudson Valley

The Lower Hudson Valley Chapter warmly welcomes everyone to our gatherings and events; AHG members and non-members alike. Our chapter is a diverse group of herbalists, students of plant medicine, plant growers, responsible wildcrafters, formulators and product makers, as well as those simply interested in learning more about plants and the many gifts they offer.

We believe herbal medicine is the medicine of the people. As outspoken advocates of using plants both respectfully and sustainably, part of our mission is to educate our members and the community at large about the need for nurturing, preserving and cultivating local, native medicinal species.

Our meetings and events take place 4-6 times a year at a variety of locations in Rockland and Westchester counties in New York, and Bergen County in New Jersey. They are friendly gatherings during which we share knowledge, ideas, resources and experiences, ranging from hands on workshops, discussions, explorations, hikes and walks to field trips and casual potlucks.

For further information, please contact:  lowerhudsonvalley.ahg@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lowerhudsonvalleychapterAHG/

Prairie Herbalists of Nebraska

Prairie Herbalists of Nebraska are medicine makers, healers, growers and prairie enthusiasts devoted to raising awareness of, sharing, and protecting plant medicines. To join or receive information, contact prairieherbalistsofnebraska@gmail.com . Find us on Facebook at Prairie Herbalists of Nebraska.

New Hampshire Herbal Network
We are a group of New Hampshire-based herbalists, herbal businesses, herb growers, and herb enthusiasts who seek to educate the public and ourselves, share ideas and information, and support herbalism in our state. We meet several times a year, host the annual Herb & Garden Day (including a plant sale), and also run a variety of special workshops throughout the year. We are active with a yahoogroup, website, Facebook, and on YouTube. Learn more at nhherbalnetwork.wordpress.com or by emailing nhherbalnetwork@gmail.com.

New Jersey, Northern (Warren County)
The Northern New Jersey Chapter meets quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday of March, June, September, and December at Herbally Yours in Changewater, NJ which is located in Warren County.  Our programs are focused on education and support for practitioners.  Meetings include discussions on specific topics along with case histories, presentations by individual members, and occasional herb walks to visit the plants. For details, contact Kerry Adams at kadams@herbally.net or 908-689-6140, The Changewater Wellness Center, a teaching clinic, operates out of the same location. For more information on what the clinic offers, to both students and clients, please visit www.changewaterwellnesscenter.com.

New Jersey, Southern
Hello and Welcome to the to the South Jersey Chapter of the American Herbalist Guild. Our meeting place is located in Riverton,NJ.  We'd like to invite prospective members from the Southern portion of New Jersey. Our Chapter covers Burlington, Ocean, Camden, Atlantic, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland and Cape May Counties. If you wish to join our chapter or obtain more information about us, please contact: Barb Kelly, Secretary/Treasurer at kelly0627@aol.com or Jeannie Francis at SJCAHG@yahoo.com. We're on Facebook  and you can find us by searching for South Jersey Chapter of the American Herbalist Guild.

New Mexico (Albuquerque)
We are experiencing the long-needed and exciting reincarnation of our local AHG chapter here in New Mexico: the Green Chile Chapter of the American Herbalists Guild. Members are coming back in droves from all parts of the state! We are excited to nurture this revival and include many herbalists from as many different disciplines as possible (folk, East Asian medicine, Ayurvedic , growers, and curanderismo, just to name a few). Our group currently consists of seasoned veterans and budding newbies, all working together to promote the beautiful and wonderful energies of our plant allies. We have begun planning for many events, starting locally, and intend to grow and cultivate this organization for many years to come! For more information, please email greenchilechapter.ahg@gmail.com or visit http://ahgnm.blogspot.com

New York City
The long awaited New York City chapter has finally arrived. Our chapter includes all five boroughs:  Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. We feel there are more herbalists practicing in the city than you know. This is your chance to be part of the Big Apple Grassroots Herbal movement.  Any persons using herbs, regardless of health care discipline, are invited to attend the meetings.  We welcome those who want to learn, and are new to learning, about herbs as well.  Our group consists of esteemed AHG Registered Herbalists, and some new budding 'dandelions'. The Chapter's mission is promote wellness using herbal therapies throughout the city by educating, teaching and sponsoring events to local communities.  We also will raise money for these events.  We intend to grow exponentially to be the largest chapter within the AHG.  We meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month at one of two locations: Fratellone Medical Associates at 47 West 57th Street, 5th Floor, and at the new herbal school Arborvitae at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture, 80 8th Ave.  For more information contact nycchapterofahg@yahoo.com.

New York (Long Island) 

The Long Island Chapter of the AHG covers all of Nassau and Suffolk counties.  We meet once a month, rotating between Sea Cliff, Oyster Bay and Smithtown.  Our focus is on herbal education and outreach.  We also have frequent activities offered by our members in their professional capacities. All are welcome and we look forward to your participation! For details, meeting times and dates, or to be added to our email list, please contact Diane at LongIsland.AHG@gmail.com, visit our Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandAHG/, or visit our webpage at http://www.longisland-ahg.org.

North Carolina

The North Carolina Mountain Chapter (NCMC) of the AHG has been established to serve the “mountain” region of North Carolina, roughly defined as a 2 hour driving radius from the Asheville area.  Our meetings and events are open to all AHG Members. We are an eclectic group of herbalists with a common interest in increasing and promoting the appreciation and knowledge of herbal medicine within our community.  We seek to promote an open exchange of herbal knowledge, synergy, and to nurture fellowship and sense of community among herbalists.Our chapter generally has two gatherings per month.  Our Chapter Meeting, usually held on the first Tuesday of the month, is generally attended by our governing council to plan business and future chapter activities.  All AHG members are welcome.  Each month, we try to hold a Chapter Event, the fun part of being a chapter!  The date, location, and details for these events will be made available for those who subscribe to our emails at ncmc.ahg@gmail.com.  You may also contact Chapter Secretary, Vicky Ransom at (443) 812-9528, or Chapter President, Marc Sawyer at (828) 545-1394.  Green Blessings!

Oregon (Eugene and beyond)
The Oregon AHG Chapter meets bi-monthlyand holds a special event to share our passion for plants and medicine.  The chapter frequently meets in Portland, Oregon but is branching out to have meetings all over the state.  Future events include elixir tasting, seed and cutting swap, tea tasting, and more!  To keep up with our happenings, contact Amanda Mayther at oregonahg@gmail.com to get involved or to be added to our mailing list, or you can visit our AHG Oregon facebook page.

Ohio (Southern Ohio)
See the Western Pennsylvania listing below.

Pennsylvania (Western Pennsylvania/Ohio Region)
The chapter meets on a monthly basis during the growing season at venues offered by our members and by e-conferencing during winter months.  Our focus is on supporting each other as we explore and expand our knowledge of local medicinal botanicals.  For details contact Lynn Zukowski, lzuk@sbcglobal.net.

We are a tribe of herbalists and herb enthusiasts working to create a vibrant herbal community in the state of Tennessee. We sponsor herb identification walks, educational events and guest speakers, throughout the state. Our vision is to grow our herbal community while educating the public about our wonderful herbs and their healing properties. Whether you are a beginner, or advanced practitioner of herbalism, we welcome you and invite your participation. For more information, please like us on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/groups/TennesseeAHG/], and go to our website [https://tennesseeherbalistsguild.wordpress.com/] where you’ll find our events calendar. Join us today!

Texas (Central)
The mission of this chapter is to provide herbal opportunities for our local community. Plant walks, farm tours, preparations workshops, traditional diagnostics, botany lessons, movies, fellowship and more! Stay posted on our activities by sending an email to texasahg@gmail.com.
The Washington chapter describes itself as a “seed-in-motion” organization that holds quarterly meetings at locations around the state. Most meetings are in Western Washington at Bastyr University (north of Seattle), Tacoma or Olympia. The chapter plans to expand the location of meetings and events to include the eastern part of the state. Meetings are held at various locations. To be placed on the WA AHG mailing list, send an e-mail to waahg06@yahoo.com. The list is open to everyone and, in addition to announcements about chapter meetings and events, is used to publicize information about other herb events and presentations; to advertise classes being presented by members; to announce any new clinics or businesses operated by members; and to list any AHG-approved continuing education classes.

Washington DC Metro

The Washington DC Metro Chapter is for Washington DC, southern Maryland and northern Virginia as covered by the Metro transit system.  The Chapter formed to unite and connect local herbalists, aspiring herbalists and AHG members throughout the area. Our chapter will support our community by providing a platform for networking, collaborative learning, and business networking and collaboration. To achieve our goals, in collaboration with herbalists and other professionals, we will promote educational workshops, plant walks and events which will be available to our members and the general public. We will keep a calendar of events through our Facebook page. For more information, contact Elizabeth Gilhuly, Chapter President, 202-599-0679.

Wisconsin Southern

Building the herbal community in Southern Wisconsin by promoting excellence in herbal education.  We host herb walks, workshops, guest speakers and provide a support network for herbalists and other related professions. Our email is swc.ahg@gmail.com and Facebook is http://www.facebook.com/SoWisAHG.

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