The In-person Conference and Pre and Post Conference Activities have been cancelled due to an upsurge in COVID-19. IHA members, please watch your email with a message announcing the virtual membership meeting and Otto Richter Lecture by author Deni Bown scheduled for October 30, 2021. There will be no charge for the meeting.

Now Accepting Lodging Reservations!

Ozark Folk Center Cabins at Dry Creek Lodging Reservations (870) 269-3871 press 1 (Register with Group # 326672)

Let the Conference Begin!
Attend In-Person or Virtually

All Meals Included
for In-person Attendees

Event Schedule Information:

A Lovely Day at the Park

(Breakfast & Lunch included in registration fee)

Garden Tour and Meals $45

Afternoon classes are $35 each and optional

Breakfast at the Skillet

Meet at the White Oak Auditorium then Tour the Heritage Herb Garden 

Lunch at the Skillet

Select from a list of hands-on classes with Ozark Artisans (Click for Class List)

2:30-3:30 Break

Select from a list of hands-on classes with Ozark Artisan (Click for Class List)

Evening Bus Tour Option: Meet bus at 5:30 sharp at Cabins Office for tour and tasting at Gravity Brewworks. Tommy’s Famous Pizza and Barbecue delivered to brewery. Tea provided with meal. Beer & wine beverages are on your own; both available at Gravity Brewworks. Evening bus tour: $30 (limited to 18 participants)

A Day with Viola—Herb of the Year™ 2022

Introduction to the Genus Viola–Susan Belsinger, Culinary educator, author & photographer. Brookeville, Maryland

The Botany of Viola–Pat Kenny, IHA Vice-President, Illustrator, Herb Society of America, & all things herbal. Silver Spring, Maryland

The Edibility of Violets, Pansies & Johnnies— Susan Belsinger

Parma Violets— Kathleen Connole, IHA Secretary & Editor for Viola: Herb of the Year 2022, Ozark Folk Center’s horticulturalist, botanical historian. Yellville, Arkansas

Violet Jelly-Phyllis Williams, RN, (retired) Ozark Folk Center Living History Interpreter, Herb Society of America—Ozark Unit, Chair. Cave City, Arkansas

Salutary Virtues of Viola—Gayle Engels, American Botanical Council, National HerbDay Coordinator, Herb Society of America. Beaverton, Oregon.

Viola Poetry Readings by Gert Coleman, English Professor (retired); IHA board member. Schenevus, New York.

Timing is Everything–Viola Seed Germination, Deb Jolly & Tina Marie Wilcox, Ozark Folk Center Garden Team. Mountain View, Arkansas.

And Many Surprises throughout the day!

6:00 Supper at Skillet

Visit with New & Forever Friends

Herbs for a Living & a Richly Rewarding Life

Otto Richter Memorial Keynote
Deni Bown, Author of the Herb Society of America Encyclopedia of Herbs and Their Uses. Alicanta, Spain.

IHA Annual Meeting of Members

The International Herb Association’s Herb of the Year™–Marge Powell, Magnolia Hill Soap Company, Magnolia Hill Nursery, IHA Treasurer. Callahan, Florida.

Educational Opportunities for the Community Herbalist—Emily Ruff, Florida School of Holistic Living & Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary. Central Vermont.

Producing Newsletters for Your Business—Skye Suter, An Herbal Leaf Journal & IHA Newsletter Editor. Staten Island, New York.

Federal Regulations for Medicinal Herbal Products—Daniel Gagnon, Herbs, Etc.®. Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Professional Educational Opportunities for Medicinal Herbalists—Glen Nagel NC, American College of Healthcare Services. Portland, Oregon.

So, You Want to Be an Herbalist? Exploring the Many Career Paths for the Herb Nerd—John Mason, Principle of ACS Distance Education. Nerang MDC, QLD AUSTRALIA.

And Many Surprises throughout the day!

6:00-7:30 Awards Banquet

7:30-9:30 IHA Foundation Auction

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
With a guided tour of the trails & grounds by Steven Foster
Lunch at Crystal Bridges Eleven Restaurant—on your own;
bus, to-go breakfast & take-along supper included.

Tour Cost: $60 (Limited to 18 Participants)



In-Person Cost:

(all meals included)


IHA Members

Both Days  $180

One Day      $90


Non IHA Members

Both Days $230

One-Day    $120






Virtual Cost:



IHA Members

Both Days $40


Non IHA Members 

Both Days $90



Become a Member!

Join IHA now for only $50 to receive a conference discount plus a complimentary copy of Parsley, Herb of the Year 2021