Mark Your Calendar for an Herbal Adventure in the Ozark

2018 International Herb Association Conference, September 20 to 23, 2018
Mountain View, Arkansas, “the Pickin’ Capital of the Ozarks!”
Introducing Anise Hyssop—Herb of the Year™ 2019
Making a Living with Herbs as a Way of Life

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The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas, presents the Ozark way of life in an educational and enjoyable manner through craft demonstrations, musical programs and the Heritage Herb Garden. Visit to see the award-winning Skillet Restaurant and the affordable, modern comfort of the Cabins at Dry Creek.

To make your room reservation, call (870) 269-3851 Press 1 when prompted. Ask for the Cabins at Dry Creek. Give the clerk Active Number 22006724. Be
sure to share your email address to receive confirmation. Retain that number in case you have to contact the Cabins at Dry Creek about your reservation. If the IHA block is filled before you call, visit to find a listing of all lodging in Mountain View, Arkansas.

Among the Herb of the Year presenters are IHA President, Matthias Reisen and herbalist, Andrea Reisen who will illustrate how to enjoy Anise Hyssop.

Culinary artist, Susan Belsinger will tantalize our senses with herbs that have anise-like flavors. Horticultural history enthusiast, Kathleen Connole will share the natural history of the genus, Agastache.

Several herb business owners will demonstrate how they creatively utilize their passion for plants to increase sales and herbal education. Author and agriculturist, Mindy McIntosh-Shetter will be in character as the herbal Outlander. Universal friend, Pat Kenny will give a children’s program utilizing a famous farm song to inspire teachers, volunteers and public program directors.

Conference participants will be immersed in the wild mountains and in the herbal foods and beverages of the region. As always, this conference will be an investment for respite, networking and inspiration.

The IHA Conference schedule and registration will be posted here by May 31st, 2018