Ohio Herb Center
110 Mill Street
Gahanna, OH 43230

Facility Rentals, Private Classes
& Tours:

(614) 342-4380

Class Registrations
(614) 342-4250

Hours of Operation
12 Noon - 6:00 PM T-F
12 Noon - 4:00 PM Sat
Sun - Mon by appt only



Intensive Information Sessions: Tuesdays, July 12 or August 9

If you are considering one of our intensive series classes but are unsure which one is the best fit for you, consider attending one of our free information sessions. We will discuss the details of each program, answer questions, and meet instructors and past participants. Free to attend. No Registration Required. Begins promptly at 6:30p.

Please call 614-342-4250 to register.

Registration before the day of the class is required. Passes are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Classes are held at the Ohio Herb Education Center, 110 Mill Street, unless otherwise listed.



Herb Walks

Beneficial herbs and plants are all around us, and often overlooked as simply “weeds.” Join us on a walk in and around the Parks of Gahanna. Take home the knowledge of what you may be able to discover growing in your back yard! Arrive in comfortable shoes and be prepared to venture on foot around Gahanna and Creekside. Also, discuss proper wild-crafting etiquette. Dress for the weather. Walk begins promptly at start time.
Instructor: Herb Center Staff or Special Guest
Cost: $10
Gahanna Resident Rate: $8
Activity       Day       Date       Time
352306A     Friday    June 24    5:30-6:30p
352306B     Friday    July 29     5:30-6:30p
352306C     Friday    Aug 26     5:30-6:30p

Community Backyards
Conservation Workshop

The City of Gahanna, Ohio Herb Education Center and Franklin Soil and Water are working together to promote stormwater education with a focus on rainwater harvesting and infiltration. Keeping rain where it falls and using it as a resource keeps our watersheds healthy and safe. In this free workshop participants learn about the benefits of rain gardens, rain barrels, composting, native plants, and good lawn care practices. For more information about the workshop and rebates click here and here.
Date: Thursday, June 23, 6:00-7:30p
Location: Ohio Herb Education Center, 110 Mill Street, Gahanna, OH 43230
Instructor: Franklin Soil & Water
Cost: Free but please pre register here
Spirit of the Garden
The Summer Solstice is approaching, and our gardens are at the height of their power. Investigate many garden spirit traditions, including fairies, native plant mythologies and herbal energetics, as well as looking at lunar and solar cycles. Explore the possibility of the energy that comes from the growth of green things. Tune in to your plants to identify and grow your garden’s energy.
Date: Saturday, June 25, 1:00-2:00p
Instructor: Jennifer Schneller
Cost: $20
Gahanna Resident Rate: $15
Activity Number: 352504A

Cooling Summertime Beverages
What is more refreshing than a cool drink on a hot day? Shrubs and switchels combine herbs, fruit and vinegar are tangy, hydrating beverages that easily quench thirst. These old fashion sodas will become new again in our kitchens as we create and taste Lavender Mixed Berry Shrub and Ginger Switchel.
Date: Saturday, July 9, 1:00-2:00p
Instructor: Brooke Sackenheim
Cost: $25
Gahanna Resident Rate: $20
Activity Number: 351103A

Practical Plant Dyes
Did you know you can capture some of the color from your garden plants to color and tint fabrics and papers? Explore the history and technique of using natural plant materials to dye a variety of fibers. Please dress appropriately for working with dyes.
Date: Saturday, July 16, 1:00-2:30p
Instructor: Jennifer Schneller
Cost: $30
Gahanna Resident Rate: $25
Activity Number: 350303A

Preserving the Seasonal Harvest
The harvest season is upon us! Join Herb Center staff as we demonstrate harvesting and preserving techniques. Each session will also feature a specific herbal preservation technique, such as sage bundling, herbal honey or making herbal vinegar. These sessions are very hands-on. Participants spend time in the garden and in the drying shed processing freshly harvested herbs with Herb Center Staff. Arrive dressed for the weather and prepared to use your hands in the garden.
Dates: Wednesday, July 6, 10:00a-12:00p SOLD OUT or Saturday, August 13, 10:00a-12:00p
Instructor: Herb Center Staff
Cost: $7
Gahanna Resident Rate: $5
Activity Number: 352113A or 352113B

Powder Room Apothecary
All natural body care products are very popular. Creating your own products can be fun and easy to do as well as economical. Using basic kitchen ingredients, learn how to craft your own powder room essentials such as shaving cream, deodorant, and toothpaste. Take home samples and recipes to create at home.
Date: Saturday, August 27, 1:00-2:00p
Instructor: Brooke Sackenheim
Cost: $35
Gahanna Resident Rate: $30
Activity Number: 351301B

Gahanna Herb Group

The Gahanna Herb Group is a program focusing on herbs and their uses. Each month participants study one herb in depth as well as learn hands-on techniques from the culinary, wellness and craft areas. Herbs are viewed and studied from botanical, historical, folkloric, wellness and energetic points of view.

This group receives hands on learning experiences, reference sources, educational videos, informative guides and access to Herb Center staff.
This cooperative learning environment is for individuals who would like to dedicate time to earn a deeper understanding of all things herbal.

Benefits include: monthly class, fresh or dried herb for home practice, 10% off all gift shop items, one complimentary class pass to attend an additional class taught the by herb center staff, guest instructors, offsite group learning opportunities and exclusive bi-weekly information packed emails for home study & additional reference.


“The instructors worked well together and were very informative. They made learning about herbs fun. I liked the hands on approach that kept the classes interesting and I was able to use what I learned right away.” –Barb F.

Dates: One Tuesday each month through May 2016
Time: 6:30-8pm

​For more information or to register please call 614.342.4380.
Registration is required.
Click here for a video describing this program (please disregard all dates in this video, all other information is accurate)


View complete class offerings at the Ohio Herb Education Center in the Gateway Program Guide. The Gateway program guide lists all classes and events through Gahanna Parks & Recreation.