Every year since 1995, the International Herb Association has chosen an Herb of the Year to highlight. The Horticultural Committee evaluates possible choices based on their being outstanding in at least two of the three major categories: medicinal, culinary, or decorative.” Herb societies, groups, and organizations, from around the world, work together to educate the public about these important herbs throughout the year.
In 1991, the International Herb Association established “National Herb Week” to be celebrated every year during the week leading to and culminating with Mother’s Day. Listed in Chase’s, the registry of national events, the purpose of National Herb Week is to develop and coordinate national attention on herbs, herb businesses, and the IHA.
Herb of the Year: