Nominations Now Being Accepted for the 2020 AHG Community Service Award

The American Herbalists Guild Community Service Award was established to recognize individuals, projects or groups that are making outstanding contributions and lasting impact in the field of community herbalism through their knowledge, skills, and or services on behalf of others on a local or national level.

The recipient of the award is recognized with a plaque award at the Annual General Meeting of The American Herbalists Guild, to be held October 17, 2020 at the 31st Annual Symposium in Granby, CO. In addition, the recipient will receive funding in the form of a cash award of $1,000.00 to further their community efforts. Funding is made possible by donations and contributions received from the AHG Annual Silent Auction Benefit. Read about 2019 recipient here.

Help the AHG honor those in our community that are making a difference in the lives of others!


Any individual, group or project actively working with herbal medicine in a community setting is eligible to complete an application for consideration. The application process is open to all, though preference is given to American Herbalists Guild members.

We are particularly interested in funding community herbalism projects that:
• offer low-cost, sliding-scale and free services
• have identified and serve a special needs group or an underserved segment of a community
• have a proven track record of service
• serve diverse communities and do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of religious or political beliefs, gender, age, sexual preference, economic status, or ethnic background.

How to Apply for the AHG Community Service Award:
Any member of the American Herbalists Guild may make nominations for themselves or others in their community. Each AHG Chapter is especially encouraged to nominate one person or group for this award. Nominations may also be made at the request of the AHG council.

All nomination forms must be received by June 15, 2020. Download full nomination form here.

Nominations should be emailed to

The American Herbalists Guild (AHG) is a non-profit, educational, member-based association of herbal practitioners founded to represent the goals and voices of herbalists specializing in the medicinal use of plants. The AHG’s primary goal is to promote a high level of professionalism and education in the study and practice of therapeutic herbalism, whether based on modern biomedical, traditional, or other approaches.