MHI Schedule

MHI is currently taking a break from programming.
Please check back in the spring for more information.


HERB DAY 2015                                                                                                                 Sunday, June 7, 2015, 9 am – 4 pm at Olbrich Botanical Garden                                 To see a video about last years Herb Day 2014 click here.   

Help us celebrate the wonderful benefit of herbs!

Attend a FREE mini-herb conference featuring classes for adults and kids, guided herb walks through the amazing Olbrich Botanical Gardens and a kid guided tour where kids start seeds to plant in your garden, learn about salve making, fill a lavender sachet to take home or make some bath salts. You can also shop at the Herbal Marketplace to purchase medical plants, salves, soaps, tinctures and books.

Herb Day is a public educational event celebrating the importance of herbs and herbalism. The goal is to help raise public awareness about the significance of herbs in our lives and the many ways herbs can be used safely and creatively for health, beauty care and culinary enjoyment.

Come talk to some like minded plant people, and contribute your energy to this fine event. There is plenty to do for grownups and kids.

See the flyer below for the schedule of events.

2015 HerbDay_Flyer_5.5x8.5_revThanks to all our generous sponsors for supporting this event!
Mountain Rose Herbs, Frontier Natural Products Co-op, Full Circle Holistic Veterinary Care, Community Pharmacy, Four Elements, Red Root Mountain School of Botanical Medicine, Urbal Tea, Wildwood Institute, Willy Street Co-op, Whole Foods, Madison Area Permaculture Guild


Monday, May 18, 6PM at Pinney Library on Cottage Grove Rd                                       “Ask the Herbalist” panel discussion. Come with your questions for our panel of local herbalists.


Monday, April 20, 6PM at Pinney Library on Cottage Grove Rd                                       Our annual herbs seed and plant starts exchange.


Monday, March 16, 6PM at Pinney Library on Cottage Grove Rd                             “Topical Herbal Applications” presented by Rose Casey

Herbs can be used internally and externally. Tonight we will focus on the external or topical use of herbs. Learn how to prepare and use herbs in a wide array of applications, i.e. facial toners, eyewashes, cleansing scrubs, salves, poultices, and more. Tonight’s class will focus on several herbs and ways to prepare and use them topically on the body as a useful method for absorbing their healing properties. Your personal stories on how you use the plants topically will enrich our evening together.