The WVHS is a not-for-profit corporation organized and operated for educational,
scientific and civic purposes related to herbs.
The society is dedicated to educating the public about herbs and their many uses.
In an attempt to live more natural and healthful lifestyles, many people from all walks of life are showing an interest in growing herbs
as an alternative health source.
There is no other group of plants that appeal to such diversified interests than herbs
2020 Spring Thyme Plant & Herb Faire
8:00am - 3:00pm
Wabash Valley Fairgrounds
2020 Herb of The Year
The blackberry, or Bramble, growing in every English hedge -row.is too well known to need description. Its blossoms, as well as its fruits, both green and ripe, may be seen on the bush: at the same time, somewhat unusual feature, not often met with in other plants. Blackberries are perennial plant which typically bear biennial stems from the perennial root system.
Blackberry leaves are food for certain caterpillars; some grazing mammals, especially deer, are also very fond of the leaves. Blackberry fruits are red before they are ripe, leading to an old expression that "blackberries are red when they're green". Blackberries, is left to grow wild, can become invasive. Sending down roots from branches that touch the ground, and sending up suckers from the roots.The flowers are produced in late spring and early summer on short racemes on the tips of the flowering laterals. Each flower is about 2 -3 cm in diameter with five white or pale pink petals.
The soft fruit is popular for use in desserts, jams, seedless jelly, and wine. Blackberry vinegar is a wholesome drink that is easily made. It also can have a advantage as a fine cordial for a feverish cold.
Spring Thyme Herb Faire May 9th, 2020 8am-3pm
The major fundraiser of the WVHS is our annual Spring Thyme Plant and Herb Faire. The goal again is education, but it also serves to furnish a high quality supply of herb plants and related merchandise. This one day event features demonstrations and talks, herbal crafts, baked items and our WVHS cookbooks. It currently is held at the Vigo County Fairgrounds in Terre Haute, Indiana on the Saturday before Mother's Day.
2019 College Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to our Scholarship recipients! Left to right: Caroline Wilson, Madison McDonald, Mary Curley, Logan Thralls, Sean Michael Beaver and Emily Hale. (Not present: Breeze Keppy and Luke Wilson}
Community Service Projects
The money made by the WVHS underwrites special events, educational sessions, field trips, college scholarships and donations of herbal books, videotapes, software, and periodicals to the local Libraries, as well as donations to other non-profit groups.
Community service projects include the 200 establishment and continuing maintenance of an educational herb garden as part of the Deming Park Garden.