It was with profound joy that I met new and longtime friends in Grand Rapids last week for the annual Herb Society of America Conference.
Where I received the Gertrude B. Foster Award for Excellence in Herbal Literature. Thank you to my Herbal Friends.
THE GERTRUDE B. FOSTER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN HERBAL LITERATURE
The Gertrude Bates Foster Award is intended to encourage the dissemination of accurate herbal information and to recognize outstanding researchers, educators, and authors who exhibit exceptional scholarship in a published non-fiction book, which serves to inspire the “use and delight” of herbs. This award, established and funded in 1998 by the Connecticut Unit, honors Bunny (as she was known) and herpioneering role in the renaissance of herbal interest. She was known and respected in this country and abroad for her extensive contributions to the knowledge and interest in herbs and horticulture and for her generosity in sharing plant material, research, lecturing, and editorial leadership.
Selection of this recipient is done with the botany and horticulture chair, the communications chair, and the curator of The National Herb Garden serving in an advisory role.