9 Ways to Celebrate Herb Day

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As the springtime sun begins to shine through the clouds and blossom-speckled botanicals make their annual debut, there is no better time of year to celebrate the profoundly magical flora that surrounds us. Each year, the first Saturday of May we celebrate Herb Day. This holiday is an opportunity to bring together herbalists, environmentalists, and plant enthusiasts alike for a day of honoring our planet’s beloved botanicals. Throughout existence, plants have served as a lifeline of oxygen, energy, food, and medicine that play a crucial role in the future and longevity of Earth’s living creatures. For thousands of years, plants have been utilized around the globe as an integral healing resource that has shaped the world of herbal wellness we know today.

So, how can we all express gratitude towards our herbal allies that serve as the roots of our ability to live, breathe, and exist on the planet? The answer is Herb Day! An annual celebration of all things herbs, Herb Day is the perfect opportunity to freshen up your botanical identification skills, cook up a nourishing meal using your favorite herbs, and embrace the profound beauty and versatility of plants.

To get the herbal community inspired to celebrate Herb Day in an impactful and meaningful way, we created a list of 9 ways to give thanks to our photosynthetic friends and all they offer our world. This Saturday, May 4th, we hope you can join us for a day full of herbal festivities and botanical celebrations. Happy Herb Day plant people!

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9 Ways to Celebrate Herb Day

1. Support the efforts of hardworking herb farmers in your neck of the woods by perusing our Local Growers Directory!

2. Learn about our Earth’s precious pollinators and see how you can lend our tiny insect friends a helping hand by kickstarting your own buzzing bee garden!

3. Get the most out of your garden botanicals by following this comprehensive guide on harvesting, drying, and storing herbs from the garden!

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4. Wind down your evening of herbal celebrations by learning how to build your own mocktail bar at home and explore the endless possibilities of alcohol-free beverages!

5. Make a batch of nourishing herbal broth that is sure to warm the soul and support a healthy gut microbiome! 

6. Soak up a plethora of plant-powered vitamins and nutrients by making a spring pesto recipe to support health and vitality!

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7. Celebrate with the kiddos by making DIY playdough with herbal powders!

8. Let your furry-legged friends join in on the fun by whipping up a batch of DIY herbal dog treats or letting your crafty side shine by making DIY cat toys with catnip!

9. Gather up a group of green-thumbed friends and test each other’s botanical identification skills using our Herbs & Medicinal Plants Knowledge Cards!  


Looking for more ways to celebrate Herb Day?

Find Herbal Events Near You!

 

You may also enjoy:
Find an Herb School to Further Your Education
Check Out the Herbal Radio Podcast
How Herbalism Helps Communities Blossom

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Topics: Sustainability, Herbalism, Green Living

Hailey

Written by Hailey on May 3, 2024

Hailey grew up on a small rural farm in Oregon surrounded by trees and more animals than you could count on your fingers and toes, Hailey has always had a strong passion for exploration, art, biology, and animals. These passions have led her through various career paths including veterinary medicine, neurodiverse healthcare, and teaching glazing at a local pottery studio. These accumulated skills brought her to the front steps of Mountain Rose Herbs, where she holds the Partnership & Event Coordinator position. When she isn’t planning community events, you can find her cooking up nourishing vegan food, snuggling with her beloved kitty, Indigo, or wandering around mossy creek beds looking for agates and animal bones to breathe new life into her jewelry creations.


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9 Ways to Celebrate Herb Day

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As the springtime sun begins to shine through the clouds and blossom-speckled botanicals make their annual debut, there is no better time of year to celebrate the profoundly magical flora that surrounds us. Each year, the first Saturday of May we celebrate Herb Day. This holiday is an opportunity to bring together herbalists, environmentalists, and plant enthusiasts alike for a day of honoring our planet’s beloved botanicals. Throughout existence, plants have served as a lifeline of oxygen, energy, food, and medicine that play a crucial role in the future and longevity of Earth’s living creatures. For thousands of years, plants have been utilized around the globe as an integral healing resource that has shaped the world of herbal wellness we know today.

So, how can we all express gratitude towards our herbal allies that serve as the roots of our ability to live, breathe, and exist on the planet? The answer is Herb Day! An annual celebration of all things herbs, Herb Day is the perfect opportunity to freshen up your botanical identification skills, cook up a nourishing meal using your favorite herbs, and embrace the profound beauty and versatility of plants.

To get the herbal community inspired to celebrate Herb Day in an impactful and meaningful way, we created a list of 9 ways to give thanks to our photosynthetic friends and all they offer our world. This Saturday, May 4th, we hope you can join us for a day full of herbal festivities and botanical celebrations. Happy Herb Day plant people!

  Drying Herbs - Bundles

9 Ways to Celebrate Herb Day

1. Support the efforts of hardworking herb farmers in your neck of the woods by perusing our Local Growers Directory!

2. Learn about our Earth’s precious pollinators and see how you can lend our tiny insect friends a helping hand by kickstarting your own buzzing bee garden!

3. Get the most out of your garden botanicals by following this comprehensive guide on harvesting, drying, and storing herbs from the garden!

 Makin Pesto - Arugula Sage

4. Wind down your evening of herbal celebrations by learning how to build your own mocktail bar at home and explore the endless possibilities of alcohol-free beverages!

5. Make a batch of nourishing herbal broth that is sure to warm the soul and support a healthy gut microbiome! 

6. Soak up a plethora of plant-powered vitamins and nutrients by making a spring pesto recipe to support health and vitality!

Playdough Banner  

7. Celebrate with the kiddos by making DIY playdough with herbal powders!

8. Let your furry-legged friends join in on the fun by whipping up a batch of DIY herbal dog treats or letting your crafty side shine by making DIY cat toys with catnip!

9. Gather up a group of green-thumbed friends and test each other’s botanical identification skills using our Herbs & Medicinal Plants Knowledge Cards!  


Looking for more ways to celebrate Herb Day?

Find Herbal Events Near You!

 

You may also enjoy:
Find an Herb School to Further Your Education
Check Out the Herbal Radio Podcast
How Herbalism Helps Communities Blossom

A close up photo of echinacea with a bee covered in pollen. The photo has text that says "9 Ways To Celebrate Herb Day" with a green border.

 


Topics: Sustainability, Herbalism, Green Living

Hailey

Written by Hailey on May 3, 2024

Hailey grew up on a small rural farm in Oregon surrounded by trees and more animals than you could count on your fingers and toes, Hailey has always had a strong passion for exploration, art, biology, and animals. These passions have led her through various career paths including veterinary medicine, neurodiverse healthcare, and teaching glazing at a local pottery studio. These accumulated skills brought her to the front steps of Mountain Rose Herbs, where she holds the Partnership & Event Coordinator position. When she isn’t planning community events, you can find her cooking up nourishing vegan food, snuggling with her beloved kitty, Indigo, or wandering around mossy creek beds looking for agates and animal bones to breathe new life into her jewelry creations.