Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia

The Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia  (HANS) was formed in 2002 by a

group of herbalists and herbal students wanting to see a collective voice

and an active herbal community in Nova Scotia.


HANS has members throughout Nova Scotia and around the world.



Our Vision

The Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia (HANS) is a non-profit organization that promotes the knowledge, acceptance, & practice of herbalism through education, networking, & celebration of plants.



  • To promote the proper use of plants as medicine
  • To promote locally grown herbs and herbal products
  • To promote ethical medicinal plant wild-crafting practices and the protection of endangered medicinal plants
  • To network with other health groups and practitioners in NS and beyond
  • To promote communication and connections among members

Save the Date!

This year’s herb fair will be held Sunday, July 28 at the Cochrane Family Farm in Truro.

The theme is Home Grown Herbalism.

More details will be released soon.