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  Herb of the Year!
Are you celebrating one of the National Holiday?  This page will help you make all your celebrations a delicious experience by learning the facts about herbs!

Herb of the Year:
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.

1995 Fennel
1996 Monarda
1997 Thyme
1998 Mint
1999 Lavender
2000 Rosemary
2001 Sage
2002 Echinacea
2003 Basil
2004 Garlic
2005 Oregano & Marjoram

National Herb Week is the 1st week of May
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.
see National Herb Week: May observance

Research also:
   * List of plants used as medicine
   * Herbaceous plant
   * Pot herb
   * Apothecary
   * Herbalism
   * Herb garden
   * The Herb Society of America
   * International Herb Association
   * List of herbs and spices
   * Remedy
   * Prehistoric medicine
   * Strewing herb
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Resources:
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses some material from Wikipedia/article herbs/ and other related pages. Top photo: homestead
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A look into National Holidays
National Herb Week: May
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National Nutrition Month: March
"What is an Herb?
A(n) herb is a plant that is valued for flavor, scent, or other qualities. Herbs are used in cooking, as medicines, and for spiritual purposes.

Herbs have a variety of uses:
"Herbs have a variety of uses including culinary, medicinal, or in some cases even spiritual usage.
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2006 Scented Geraniums
2007 Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
2008 Calendula
2009 Bay Laurel
2010 Dill
2011 Horseradish
2012 Rose
2013 Elderberry
2014 Artemisias
2015 Savory