The Ohio Herb Center is an educational facility dedicated to the study and use of herbs.
The Center is located in the Creekside District of the city of Gahanna- the Herb Capital of Ohio- just east of downtown Columbus and adjacent to Port Columbus International Airport, in the heart of Gahanna. The Nafzger-Miller House, in which the Herb Center is located, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places with the original structure being built in 1855 and additions made to the home in 1910. The center includes a gift shop, parlor and kitchen and is used for classes, parties, meetings and rentals.
Mission: The Ohio Herb Center enthusiastically supports the many uses of herbs and the sharing of information about herbs. Through its mission of education, the Herb Center offers informative classes, workshops, publications and products featuring the use of herbs for, but not limited to, culinary, decorative, garden, medicinal and home applications.
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Meet Aniko Zala in our latest blog post--and learn about her story. Then, register to join us for her fascinating class this Saturday: "Herbs for the Feminine" at Ohio Herb Center!
One of the BEST things about being home to Ohio Herb Center and being the "Herb Capital of Ohio?" Residents and visitors to Gahanna have access to world class education on herbal health + wellness practices. Case in point: This Saturday's workshop: "Herbs for the Feminine" with Wild Origin’s Anikó Zala. When conventional methods didn’t help Anikó Zala’s health issues, she turned to herbs and never turned back. Since then, she’s furthered her herbal education, built a business and is now teaching and helping others learn about the power herbs can have on the body, both inside and out. Read Aniko's story here ...
We are halfway through February and spring feels like it’s just around the corner. This week happening at the Ohio Herb Center are two great workshops: Herbal Techniques: Salts and Sugars ... and ... Herbs for the Feminine! You can check out our full lineup of classes at www.ohioherbcenter.org!
Chamomile (Matricaria recutita/Matricaria chamomilla), also known as Garden or German Chamomile, is a member of the Asteraceae, the largest flowering plant family in the world. Like most plants in this family, chamomile is extremely pollinator friendly in the garden, but the flowers are probably best known as the source of a very calming tea. Not to be confused with Roman chamomile (Chamamaelum nobile), an apple-scented spreading groundcover often used in aromatherapy, German Chamomile is an upright plant that grows to 2 ½ feet tall in full sun and rich, moist soil. The relaxing, digestive and soothing benefits of this herb are known around the world, and native American peoples from Mexico to Alaska also have versions of a tea made with its flowers. In ancient Egypt, it was even used as an offering to the gods!
Need to grab a last minute Valentine's Day gift? The Ohio Herb Center has a great selection of natural candles, bath bombs, lotions, honey, teas, books, lavender bundles, signs, dried herbs and more. Avoid the crowds at the card shops and come visit us this afternoon! #UniquelyGahanna
Thinking chocolate for your valentine? Chocolate, that most heavenly flavor, derives from the “beans” or seeds of Theobroma cacao, a small understory tree native to Central America. The pod shaped fruits of the tree are filled with a sweet pulp along with 20-50 beans with a very high fat content. After harvesting, the beans are scooped from the pod, fermented and roasted. The family of plants to which cocoa belongs (the Malvaceae) also includes hibiscus, okra, kola and cotton. The chemical structure of theobromine, one of the active ingredients in chocolate, is very similar to caffeine. Chocolate is also rich in other antioxidant compounds such as flavonoids and polyphenols.
Learn how to make vitamin c pastilles, tea, and more recipes for wellness when you are under the weather. Sarah Clement from Jeanne Wildherb Botanicals will lead us through a wellness plan so we are prepared to help ourselves and our families.
There’s MAGICK happening in the apothecary tonight! Orange magick. Orange peel magick. Orange peel powder magick. See next post for video. 🧡 and sign up for class Saturday! @ohioherbcenter or @columbusgardenschool
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We had a great time at the AAA Travel Expo this weekend. One big event down 2 more to go! Catch us at the Gahanna Kidsfest & Summer Camp Expo to learn about our Seedlings monthly class and Pollinator week classes. We are also doing 2 days of talks at the Home and Garden Show. Sharing our love of herbs to as many people as we can!
This week we have two great classes. One that takes you on a spice journey,Spice Blend World Tour, and one that will help you with your winter ills, Sore Throats, Coughs and Sniffles. Winter is a perfect time to keep up on your herbal studies. Visit the Ohio Herb Center website to register for these and other upcoming classes!
We welcomed back the sun today in our Seedlings class! Sun catchers and Calendula for everyone!
Guess which great Gahanna attraction is showcased in this Columbus Monthly Magazine feature: "Improve Yourself: A Guide to Adult Learning in Columbus?" Ohio Herb Center! #UniquelyGahanna
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Our popular Seedlings series for kids continues at 10 am Sat, February 8 as we channel a little summer! Participants will capture the sun's beautiful rays with a handmade sun catcher. Plus, they will learn about our herb of the month! Register your kiddos now for a morning of hands-on fun and learning. (Ages 5+) https://gahannaconventionvisitorsburea.thundertix.com/
Our February 2020 class e-newsletter goes out this week! Are you on our email list to receive news of our great classes and workshops? Message us with your email if you'd like to be added to our VIP list!
Do you know a great herbal or craft vendor who might like to be part of the Ohio Herb Center's May 2 Herb Day celebration in Gahanna? The event includes a HUGE plant sale, speakers, demos AND it draws thousands of herb fans. We're now accepting applications for potential vendors. Download and complete the app ... or tag a friend who might be a good fit for this event! #GahannaHerbDay http://bit.ly/GahannaHerbDay2020
Have you ever wished for a more natural way to care for your skin? Join herbalist Amanda Ferguson tomorrow evening (7 pm Thursday, January 23) for a hands-on workshop: "Botanical Beauty Bar: Herbal Cleansers." Take the guesswork out of creating your own skin care products, and learn to build your own regimen. The class will begin with a discussion on the importance of skin care products and more. $25/per person. Register online: http://bit.ly/BotanicalBeautyBar
We're SO excited to host Sarah Clement from Jeanne Wildherb Botanicals this Saturday in a special class. Come join the fun as she leads participants in creating a perfect Valentine's gift: Salty Butter Scrubs. 1 pm Saturday, January 25. Register now. Spots are limited! (You may just want to keep this gift for yourself.) #UniquelyGahanna
ohioherbcenter.org Love a great hands-on project? Looking for something unique to give your Valentine this year? Create your own elegantly wrapped skincare made from luxurious emo
Our Winter Quarter class schedule is live … and we have an exciting and fun array of culinary, gardening, health & wellness and kids classes in the lineup! From tea blending to seed starting, container gardening AND a special intensive on "The Troika and the Five Elements"-- there is something for everyone. Register early -- classes are limited. https://www.ohioherbcenter.org/learn-classes-1
The Herb Capital of Ohio's popular Herbal Cocktail Trail returns with a Winter line-up of delicious herb-infused cocktails from 7 signature Gahanna establishments. Check out our latest blog post to learn more. Then pick up your passport, grab a friend and embark on your own adventure. Complimentary T-shirts for those who complete the trail and get 7 stamps in their passports! #VisitGahanna
ohioherbcenter.org Are you ready to conquer the new cold weather concoctions on Gahanna’s Herbal Cocktail Trail? From now until March 31, 2020, round up your friends and treat you
It won’t be rainy and cold at our Seedlings class on Saturday! Join us to learn about a warming herb and make some herbal moon sand! Click on ticket link to register!
Start your new year out by learning some natural ways to keep your skin healthy and smooth during the harsh winter. Join our DIY "Winter Skin Care" class (part of our Seasonal Herbal Wellness series) at 7 pm Wed. January 8, and learn to make a simple herbal salve using common essential oils--to soothe your chapped skin. $25/per person. Reserve your spot NOW. https://www.ohioherbcenter.org/learn-classes-1
Thank you for coming out today to talk herbs with us! We met so many wonderful people looking to start or further their herbal knowledge! Can’t wait to see many of you in our classes starting next week!
Start your new year by feeding your body, mind and soul with our great line-up of new classes. From a World Spice Tour to Tea Blending, and Winter Skin Care … we'll help to empower a healthier new you! Check out our line-up and register now. https://www.ohioherbcenter.org/learn-classes-1
Happy Holidays from all of us here at the Ohio Herb Center!!
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Join us for the last Seedlings of 2019 tomorrow!
We will be teaching how to make winter bird feeders using pinecones and also learning about our herb of the day! We recommend our seedlings class for children ages 5 and up.
10am-11am tomorrow here at the Ohio Herb Center.
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Get your last-minute shopping done in our gift shop!
We have a gift for everyone in your family and ones for the best of friends. Shop local with us this Sunday when we will be open from 12pm-3pm.
We will then be closed until 2020!
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Kiddos are invited to join the hands-on fun at our Seedlings workshop at 10 am this Saturday, Dec. 21. Create a bird feeder for the backyard ... or for a gift! Register at OhioHerbCenter.org
A huge thank you (and shout out) to Dave and Bonnie from Studio 187 Photography for capturing all of the sweet smiles with Santa during his visits to Ohio Herb Center the past two Saturdays. If you need family, senior, corporate or team photos—they are our go-to pick! ❤️ www.studio187photography.com #UniquelyGahanna
Hey -- if Santa shops & hangs-out here, maybe you should too! #UniquelyGahanna #BestHolidayGifts #WeKnowHim!
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He’s here! Come visit Santa at Ohio Herb Center 9am-1pm today!
Santa's coming ... this Saturday (9 am-1 pm) and we can hardly wait! Ohio Herb Center is closed today while we prepare for the Jolly Old Elf's arrival! See you tomorrow.
Santa needs some extra helpers!
We are in need of a few extra elves to help us during our upcoming Visits with Santa.
December 7: http://visitgahanna.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=44259
December 14 http://visitgahanna.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=44260
Consider making some holiday magic with us this season.
Just in time to raise your holiday entertaining game, The Ohio Herb Center and Simple Times Mixers present an "Herbal Cocktail Course: with Gahanna's Own Simple Times Mixers" at 7 pm this Wed, December 4 at the Ohio Herb Center (110 Mill St.). Learn from cocktail expert and founder of Simple Times Mixers, Mark Tinus, to create your very own Holiday Herbal Cocktail! During the course, you will choose from a variety of cocktail mixer bases, fruits, local herbs and garnishes to create delicious, unique and beautifully hand-crafted cocktails! Registration is limited. Light appetizers included. Space is limited. Reserve your spot right away: ohioherbcenter.org/learn-classes-1
You like us … you really like us! We just hit 4,000 followers and we're so grateful. That tells us you like learning about herbs (and all their culinary, health & wellness, home and gardening uses). You like seeing the awesome classes we are offering next (for all ages) at Ohio Herb Center. And you like learning. Would you like to be among our "insiders" for upcoming Ohio Herb Center news? DM us with your email address and we'll add you to our email updates--to receive the inside scoop on all things herbal! Thank you!
Celebrate Small Business Saturday with us!
Our store contains a wide variety of herbal goodies for you to gift to your significant other, neighbor, brother, sister and everyone else that’s special to you.
We are open 12-4 today so stop on in at 110 Mill St. .
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This is one fun holiday event you DON'T want to miss. Join cocktail expert and founder of Simple Times Mixers, Mark Tinus, in creating your very own Holiday Herbal Cocktail-- 7 pm Wed. December 4 at Ohio Herb Center (110 Mill St.) Choose from cocktail mixer bases, fruits, local herbs and garnishes to create delicious, unique and beautifully hand-crafted cocktails. Enjoy light appetizers. Registration is limited. Register online: OhioHerbCenter.org
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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Wishing you all safe travels and a lovely holiday.
Thank you, Bunnie Geroux, for leading the way to make Gahanna "The Herb Capital of Ohio." We will be forever grateful for your pioneer spirit and your passion for gardening. RIP
It is with great sadness that we say good-bye to longtime Gahanna resident and legend Jane "Bunnie" Geroux, who passed on November 22. Bunnie was the driving force behind Gahanna being named the "Herb Capital of Ohio."
As Visit Gahanna Executive Director Laurie Jadwin told the story (during a 2018 WOSU radio interview), “A lot of subdivisions were being built, and a developer happened to make a comment to Bunnie one day that Gahanna was never going to be anything more than a bunch of subdivisions. Bunnie did not take too kindly to that," She said. "With the help of Jo Ann Davidson – who would later become Ohio’s first female House Speaker – Geroux pushed the Ohio General Assembly to pass a resolution in 1972 declaring Gahanna the Herb Capital of Ohio."
The designation became a foundation for Gahanna--launching the Ohio Herb Center, Geroux Herb Gardens (dedicated in 2002), The Herbal Trail, and dozens of visitor experiences--including the current popular Herbal Cocktail Trail. Visit Gahanna is grateful to Bunnie for her unselfish dedication to our city--and we offer thanksgiving to her, and treasure her legacy for decades to come. In memory of Bunnie, we are re-sharing this beautiful 2014 blog post about her written by Karen Eylon, the former Director of the Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau. (*Note: some of the businesses mentioned have now closed.)
Out at Holiday Lights?? Stop by our shop right across from Creekside Plaza. We have warm tea samples, gifts galore and the Ohio Paper Folders in our parlor.
Come visit the Ohio Herb Center this afternoon during Holiday Lights Celebration Gahanna - 2019 (3-6:30 pm)! We'll have hot tea, Origami crafts AND some great new holiday gifts in our gift shop! #GahannaHolidayLights
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Know someone who needs a great hat? Stop by the Ohio Herb Center tomorrow (Sat, Nov 23 between 12-4 pm) to meet and shop with the folks from Take2 aka It's Hats! Derby hats, Top hats, Fedoras, Porkpies … they'll have a wide variety of "the most practical outdoor hats in the world!" #ShopLocal #PerfectHolidayGifts
Some goodies from our gift shop were featured this morning on Good Day Columbus!
Pick up one of the treats you saw by stopping in soon.
Did you catch us on Good Day Columbus today? Visit Gahanna’s own Becky Whittington was on—talking about what’s coming up for our Holiday Lights Celebration Gahanna - 2019 (3-6:30 pm Sunday Nov 24), and all the great gifts that can be found in Gahanna at places like Be Social Dress Boutique, Sullivan Woodwork, Simple Times Mixers, Noble Cut Distillery, Ohio Herb Center and Buckeye Candy Company! And Buckeye Candy Co owner Jay Sokol joined us on air to share some treats! #uniquelygahanna
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