About Us

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 Scholarship Picnic

Our Scholarship picnic was held July 8th at the Deming Park Ute shelter. We had a great turn out, 7 out of 8 of our scholarship recipients attend, along with their families, and 15 members. We had a carry-in and the club provided hot dogs and hamburgers, prepared by Virgil. 

We presented each recipient with a check for $1.000. The club was lucky to have a reserve of funds to make this possible. Our only fundraiser, the herb fair,  had to be canceled this year.

Each of the recipients told their plans for the future. This is a special time for the club, knowing we are helping the next generation of herb lovers.

Special thanks to the schlorship committee; Sue Claycomb, Judy Phillips, Marsha Spencer, Julie Agee and Treva Cook.

2020 College Scholarship Recipients 

Congratulations to our Scholarship recipients!  Left to right: Spencer Limcaco, Chole French, Emily Hale, Brooklyn Williams, Caroline Wilson, Morgan Adams and Mary Curly. Not Pictured: Breeze Keppy

2020 Herb of The Year
Blackberries, Raspberries
Rubus ssp 

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.