About SDHG

The San Diego Herb Guild serves professional herbalists and herb enthusiasts in the San Diego area. We aim to learn from each other, in the historic tradition of guilds, which serve to apprentice new learners with more experienced practitioners. To achieve this goal we work to coordinate meetings, marketplaces, and community outreach.

Practitioners, students, aspiring herbalists, plant enthusiasts, the curious... all are welcome to attend all of our meetings and events. Questions? email us. 

Become a Member of the San Diego Herb Guild


You don't need to join to participate, but we hope you will join us and support the goals of the group. Annual membership is only $20 and helps to not only offset common costs like the annual room
rental fee at Casa Del Prado, but can help us pay modest honorariums to presenters while still being able to have our meetings free to the general public.

Members receive the SDHG Quarterly Newsletter and the opportunity to table at our Marketplace events.

Become a member at our next meeting or by sending a check payable to Michal Costello, 11520 Duenda Rd, San Diego CA, 92127. Be sure to include your contact information, including your email address.

Connect With the Herbal Community

The SDHG encourages members to submit information for publication on this blog that may be of interest to other herbalists (e.g., upcoming events, articles, blog entries, research, books of interest, etc.). Please email us if you'd like to publish something here.

To find members of the San Diego Herb Guild with businesses of interest, please visit our directory listing of professional members.

If you need further information about SDHG, are interested in providing us with information about an upcoming event that may be of interest to our group, or are interested in being a speaker for one of our upcoming meetings, send us an email. We are interested in hearing from you!

2015-2016 SDHG Leadership Team

  • Chris Hernandez
  • Cindy Christ
  • Michal Costello
  • Janet Lancaster
  • Joanne Odenthal
  • Shahidah Asadi