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 Ruth Glass, AHG Chapter Coordinator, at chapters@americanherbalistsguild.com.  

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Chinese Interest

The Chinese Interest Chapter is dedicated to sharing the passions of studying and practicing  Western and Chinese herbs for Chinese communities. We have varying levels of experience but all wish to further our herbal knowledge, support one another in our botanical endeavors and reach out to the community in this regard. This Guild wide Chapter welcomes both professional herbalists, and anyone with an interest in Herbalism. Meetings are held online and on-site in Taiwan and Washington, USA. Erica Kuo, MA, RH(AHG), is the President of the Chinese Chapter and Board member of AHG Council from 2019-2020. Come join us for a lecture, workshop, class, herb walk, community service or other events. We'd love for you to join our family as well. If you are interested in joining or simply want to know more about our Chapter, please send an email to garden.rosemary@gmail.com, or visit FB https://www.facebook.com/Chinesechapterahg/.


We are a group who has come together sharing a passion for herbs. We have varying levels of experience but all wish to further our Herbal knowledge, support one another in our Botanical endeavors and reach out to the community in this regard. Check out our website and Facebook page (below) for updates on education, community outreach, social events, and business resources. Come join us for a class, herb walk, or other event. We'd love for you to join our family as well. Please visit us on https://coloradoahg.org or https://www.facebook.com/COAHG. For questions or to join, contact us at coloradoahg@gmaili.com, 720-870-3183. We are committed “to provide opportunities for developing and sustaining competent clinical herbalists...”


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://www.facebook.com/WestCoastFLAHG/.

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.

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


Herbal Business Chapter 

The Herbal Business chapter is for anyone interested in starting or continuing to develop an herbal business.  Do you have a clinical practice, sell herbal products, farm herbs, run an herb school, or aspire to do so? This group is for you. We are not limited by region.  If you would like to join us for community, support, and to give and ask advice, check out our Facebook group: AHG Herbal Business Chapter.  Our group's philosophy is Community Not Competition - we believe that we are stronger when we support one another. We ask that you join us in making this group a supportive community where everyone can thrive! Contact: Katja Swift: katja@commonwealthherbs.com or Noelle Wood: wood.noelle@gmail.com

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


The American Herbalist Guild Louisiana Chapter was founded in 2019 by herbalists in New Orleans with a desire to encourage plant literacy, support access to herbal medicine, and to promote a high level of professionalism and education in the study and practice of therapeutic herbalism. Our chapter encompasses the entire state of Louisiana, however our regular monthly meetings are held in New Orleans.  If you’re interested in hosting a meeting in your area, or starting your own local chapter, please email the AHG Chapter Coordinator, Ruth Glass, at chapters@americanherbalistguild.com

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

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 Ramona Tortorilla ramonahorner@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 google group (newhampshireherbalnetwork@googlegroups.com, website, Facebook, and on YouTube. Learn more at nhherbalnetwork.org or by emailing nhherbalnetwork@gmail.com.   New this year 2022, we will be hosting an Herbal Harvest Thyme in September!

New Jersey, Northern (Warren County)
The Northern New Jersey Chapter meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of month. The months of March, June, September, and December are open to all, with the other months open to individuals who have a minimum of 2 years of formal herbal training, or the equivalent. The meetings are currently online until we can once again meet in person at Herbally Yours in Changewater, NJ (which is located in Warren County just outside the town of Washington). Our programs are focused on education and support for herbal 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 Jennifer O’Hagan at woodlandnaturals@embarqmail.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 York City

NYC AHG Chapter
Rooted in a city defined by glitz, the New York City AHG chapter seeks to connect this city’s urban dwellers to the wealth of plant life that surrounds them. Our goal is to provide resources, professional development, workshops, and education to herbalists, students, and plant enthusiasts alike by effectively collaborating with local collectives and community groups. We seek to be an active and open forum that respects the tradition of these practices above all else and we believe healing opportunities should not be limited to material wealth. The integrity of the sidewalk is not diminished, but instead buttressed by the plantain that bursts through. https://www.facebook.com/AHGNYC

Contact: Laura Rubin - laura@nurtureforall.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/

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 is currently inactive. The NCMC was established to serve the “mountain” region of North Carolina, roughly defined as a 2 hour driving radius from the Asheville area. 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 emails is ncmc.ahg@gmail.com.  For those interested in helping restart the NCMC Chapter and possibly serving as an officer please contact Chapter President, Marc Sawyer at (828) 545-1394. Green Blessings!

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


We are a seedling group, made up of diverse AHG members ranging from new herbalists to clinical practitioners who live in the state of Oklahoma. Our goals are to foster sound herbal skills and
knowledge among our members, and share that with our larger community, with a commitment to inclusiveness and accessibility. We plan to have member meetings once a season / four times a year,
followed by open workshops and weed walks given by members for anyone interested in growing, wildcrafting and working with herbs. Come join us!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OklahomaAHG/     Contact: Joan JM_herbcraft@cox.net

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 For details contact Christine Cassella (theselightfootsteps@gmail.com) or Leslie Alexander (Leslie.Alexander@gmail.com).

We are a group 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 , and go to our website 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 covers not only Washington DC, but Southern Maryland and all Northern Virginia areas that are covered by the Metro Transit system.

This Chapter was founded to unite and inspire local and aspiring herbalists and AHG members throughout the area. Our chapter will support our community by providing such community-building activities as: a platform for educational opportunities, collaborative learning, resource building, and business networking. In pursuit of our goals we will sponsor a variety of educational opportunities, plant walks, events and more which will be available both to our members and the general public.

We keep a calendar of events through our Facebook Page
( https://www.facebook.com/AHGDCChapter/)
For more information, contact
Marlana White, Chapter President, 202-599-6958

Email- Ahgdcmdva@gmail.com

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.