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Happy 2018! Kick off the year with Herbs!


April 15 Meeting will be an herb walk in Boylston MA! Prepare for any weather! Bring water and a snack. 



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 ⇒ Herbal Classes Coming Up! ⇐

Sought out teacher and herbalist, Chris Marano teaching courses locally in Central Mass! Foundations of Chinese Medicine and the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica!

Click here for information and registration:  Chinese Herbs!


 Biography: Chris Marano is a clinical and community herbalist in the Pioneer Valley with over thirty years experience and training in Western, Chinese, and Native American healing traditions. He is founder of Clearpath Herbals, providing high-quality herbal preparations, and of Clearpath School of Herbal Medicine, dedicated to the teaching of herbalism, holistic health, and Earth-based wisdom and sustainability. 

chris@clearpathherbals.com or (413) 230-1733.


Panel Discussion Coming Soon!

Along with meetings, events and field trips, we coordinate panel discussions on the latest hot topics and cohost them at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. 2015 Herbal Panel discussion was a hit so we delved into a Cancer and Herbs Panel in 2016 and found it was also popular. Keep in touch for upcoming panel discussions posted on this site, Facebook or for your convenience, join our events list by emailing office@hcocm.org (put subscribe in Subject).

We are looking into a new Panel TBA!

November 12, 2016 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. 



 "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!