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By Karen | Jan 16, 2020


The Green Woman

By Karen

Karen O’Brien’s herbal business “The Green Woman’s Garden” is located in the central MA town of Mendon. She has unusual herb plants, including medicinals and native herbs for sale, runs workshops on various herbal adventures, and occasionally participates at farmers markets and fairs. She is the Botany and Horticulture Chair of The Herb Society of America, currently serves as Co-Chairman of the New England Unit of H.S.A., is Secretary of the International Herb Association, and is Past President of the Greenleaf Garden Club of Milford. She is the editor and contributing author to several Herb of the Year™ books, including Capsicum, Savory, Artemisia, and Elderberry, produced by the IHA. In addition, she grows fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers, and tries to live a sustainable life.

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