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Upcoming Meetings

April Meeting

Sunday April 23, 2017 2:00 pm

Fermentation Fun

Have you ever been curious about fermenting Tea? Join Kaki Gould and Donna Onacki for an a presentation after our meeting.
We will be learning the basics of how to ferment tea make kombucha as well as the many health benefits. There will be samples to taste, and a demonstration.  Mothers available for $5.  This workshop is not drop in.  Please email Karla @ herbiepres@gmail.com if you plan to attend.  Members fees included, non members $25.

Kaki Gould is a plant based chef trained at the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC. She is also an herbalist and avid gardener. Donna Onacki has been working in finance for 30 years and is an herbalist.

May Meeting

Pickity Place

Trip planned to Pickity Place in Mason, NH.  May 21, 2017  Details to follow.

Check the Menu and email karla@herbiepres@gmail.com to reserve a spot with our group.

June Events


Herbstalk (click the link for the details) is taking place on

June 3 & 4, 2017
​at The Armory in Somerville!

2017 International Herb Symposium

The International Herbal Symposium location                 Wheaton College from  June 9 to 11, 2017!

Find below website for information on Registration, Lodging, Meals, Intensives, the Veterinarians Track, the Cultivation & Conservation Track, and pre-ordering the Symposium Proceedings Book. Children and Teens are welcome this year!

If you have any questions please email us at office@internationalherbsymposium.com, or call (802) 322-3550. ​You can find information about vending, children’s programs, work-study and scholarships, as well as more detailed information including the schedule, on the IHS website, www.internationalherbsymposium.com. The IHS is committed to creating a safe and welcoming gathering.

August Meeting Save the Date

Rachel Ross Nurse Midwife Herbalist

Weed Walk August 20, 2017 at 10:30 pm.

Rachel Ross  of Hillside Herbals will lead our weed walk and wild plant exploration at Clover Springs Farm  233 Ragged Hill Road, West Brookfield, MA   BYOP(Bring your own picnic to follow our walk.)


Meetings are held in the Old Sterling Town Hall unless otherwise specified. Come and join the Community.



Recent Meetings

Mach Meeting  High Tea and Herb talk. 

We had a delicious tea.   6  or so different teas to taste cucumber sandwiches and wonderful snacks.  We  checked in on our garden plans and helped each other with questions ideas and seeds.


 February Meeting Sterling Old Town Hall  Guest Speaker Marie Cargill  Marie Cargill shared her expertise in alternative medicines, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, Western herbal medicine, Homeopathy, Supplements and Nutrition.  Marie Cargill focused on the intelligence and capability of plants to help and heal our animal friends.



January's Meeting

Dr Dennis Cicconne B.S.,D.C. led us through a follow-up discussion of the Cancer and Herbal Treatment Panel.  A graduate of New York Chiropractic College in 2005, Dr. Cicconne maintains a practice  in Lancaster MA. https://twwclinics.com/lancaster-ma/


Herbal Community of Central Mass

and Tower Hill Botanic Garden Events!


 Check out the regional herbal events coming up! See you there!


November 12, Cancer and Herbal Treatment  a panel presentation with Guido Masé, RH (AHG) Dr. Ian Bier, N.D., Ph.D L.Ac, FABNO, Dr. Uma V.A. Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP, MRO, Chris Marano, RH (AHG,) Michael Busky, and Melanie Johnson. 


November 13,2016 DIY Bitters: Reviving the Forgotten Flavor  - A Guide To Making Your Own Bitters for Bartenders, Cocktail Enthusiasts, Herbalists, and More -presentation and book signing Clinical Herbalist and  co-author Guido Masé.



 "Essence of all beings is Earth. The essence of the Earth is water. The essence of water is plants. The essence of plants is the human being. "    -Upanishads


  HCOCM Mission:  A Central Mass Herbal Infusion of knowledge and events to increase awareness of herbal benefits.

Herbal Community is now officially 501(c)(7) non profit organization!