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 beyond.


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