A non-profit organization dedicated to education with regard to the culture and use of herbs

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Membership is open to any interested individual, organization or business. Members may attend all membership meetings of the Society, receive newsletters, vote on official business, hold office and participate in activities sponsored by the Society. A membership held in the name of an organization or business has the rights commensurate with those of one individual. Therefore: one membership, one vote.

Membership dues are now $15 annually, starting September 1 of each year.

Please note we only accept one-year membership purchases. Multiple years are not accepted.

To join, download our membership form to fill out and mail with your payment to:
Madison Herb Society
P.O. Box 8733
Madison, WI 53708-8733

Questions about membership? E-mail info(at)madisonherbsociety(dot)org

Membership Benefits


  • Presentations or activities after monthly business meetings cover extensive herbal related topics. Monthly meetings are typically held September through May at Olbrich Gardens.
  • Potlucks are held throughout the year to share herbal recipes, including organized gourmet dinners, holiday potlucks and a spring tea.
  • Education covers herbal topics such as cooking, growing, history, medicinal, craft and home uses. Ad hoc study groups allow for in-depth learning of select herbs throughout the year.
  • Volunteer opportunities include working with Olbrich’s herb garden and other public spaces, as well as events such as our annual Herb Fair and an exhibitor booth at the Garden Expo.
  • Summer activities often include an overnight adventure and a member’s garden tour.
  • Friendships and support of other like-minded individuals.


Electronic newsletters are emailed to members and have a variety of seasonal and relevant articles on issues and events relating to herbs. Articles cover growing, defining and using herbs (culinary, medicinal, crafts, etc.). In addition, there is the Cook's Corner recipe page, occasional book reviews, calendar of events and information relating to the organization as a whole.


Any member with an herb related business may request to have their business added to the Madison Herb Society’s “Links” web page. Please contact the Communications Director at info(at)madisonherbsociety(dot)org to make arrangements.