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Learning and Sharing Stories, Ideas & Teachings

Things you can share

  • Articles related to our purposes
  • Approved video stream links
  • Photography for plant identification
  • Links to exceptional information
  • Anything else approved by WVHA
  • For business members: about your products and a link to your website


One of our primary goals is to share information related to our purposes...

If you enjoy writing or making videos and want to share those with others you may submit links or articles to us for review. We encourage you to submit articles promoting the ethical and environmentally sound propagation, cultivation, harvest and medicinal or household/cooking use of herbs found in West Virginia. If accepted, we will notify you and post them in the categories on this page as well as announce the new submission on Facebook.

WVHA Newsletters

Portions of the WVHA newsletter are free to everyone with a full copy mailed to paid members. To read the entire newsletter please become a member using the Join link in the menu bar, or send an email to for a paper application:

Winter-Spring 2023

This issue is 6 pages long with lots of amazing herbal information. Several articles were from very old herbal books as well as from a sister herbal organization in New Zealand. A recipe for nettle chai and for rhubarb chutney as well as how gardening benefits our health and well being are also included. Don't get frustrated by missing information and become a member! READ...

Summer-Fall 2022

Included is an article on the uses of the International Herb Association's choice for the Herb of the Year for 2022: Violet. Also an article from Professor Rebecca Linger on Witchazel. Learn how to harvest fall herbs and an in-memorial for our founder Marion Harless. READ...

Winter-Spring 2022

Included is an article on the uses of Japanese Knotweed, Reynoutria japonica (synonyms Fallopia japonica and Polygonum cuspidatum), which is considered one of the most invasive plants in the world, but is a useful medicinal plant! READ...

Fall 2021

A comeback after a year of rest and separation due to covid. Read an article from Marion Harless on the uses of Jewelweed, Barbara Volk provided a timely article on weeds and elderflower champagne making, and 2021 herb of the year Parsley.  READ...

Spring 2020

Articles by Jane Birdsong on the blackberry bush, learning from Barbara Volk with the use of native plants just outside our doors, exploring seeds while they hibernate by Kara Vaneck, spring along the rail trails by Diana Catherine Druga and book reviews. READ...

Summer 2019

Article on learning about the different kinds of herbal drinks made with water by Kara Vaneck, introduction to a Green Man, Ed Daniels, by Laura Yokochi, and hemp ally by Barbara Volk plus book review. READ...